Really nice wrapping paper I’m tempted to save but I never do. So, every birthday, holiday, wedding, the paper goes in the trash. Ugh! But traveling down the Pinterest rabbit hole I came upon this amazing idea! Duh, why didn’t I think of this sooner? I have lots of samples and test runs of fabric that I hang on to but won’t use. So I got out the sewing machine and whipped up a couple of furoshiki cloths.
Furo-What? Furoshiki! Seems it’s an ancient Japanese tradition of wrapping gifts, lunches, groceries, anything in squares of cloth, to be used over and over. My fabrics really aren’t the best fit for this use. They are really too thick and it’s difficult to tie pretty knots, but it was fun nonetheless and I loved wrapping up some little gifts for the Hewn Showroom crew. I zig-zagged the hems in my signature orange, added a bow and tag, and there ya go. A 36″ square and a 24″ square of lovely Ella print fabric to use to wrap other special gifts.
Here’s a wonderful post on the subject along with some nice tutorials. And there are many Pinterest Pins and YouTube videos as well.
Here are some of my favorite images from Pinterest. Find them and more on my DIY Board.
Happy Holiday Season and spread the fabric love!