Half-time in the Advent calendar! It also means that the holidays are getting closer and closer. Do you already have all the Christmas presents?
For us, in addition to a carefully selected gift idea, loving packaging is always part of the gift. If you want to avoid mountains of gift wrapping paper after the gift, you should take a look at the Furoshiki technique from Japan.
A Furoshiki is a square cloth with which you can pack a wide variety of things, besides gifts traditionally also clothes, purchases and the ingenious bento boxes. In contrast to wrapping paper or foil, it can be used or re-gifted infinitely often and a particularly beautiful cloth can even become a gift itself.
Ideal are cloths made of fabrics that are easy to smash and not too stiff, such as .B. gauze cloths, scarves and silk scarves, scraps of fabric (which can be used with printing, stamping, painting, embroidering… can be further individualised)… And the sufficient size plays a decisive role, so that in the end enough fabric is left for a nice knot or a pretty bow – the rule of thumb is the triple length and width of the gift.
This is how the classic folding technique works:
– Place your gift centerand 45 degrees turned on the cloth, whose ‘beautiful’ side points down.
– Tie two opposite corners in the middle with a double node.
– Do the same with the other two corners.
– Finally, you can add knots and ends as desired and pluck them up – et voilé!
Classically, a Furoshiki can do without ribbons or other aids, but of course there is nothing against embellishing your package even further after knotting: with twigs or (dry) flowers, gift tags, cookie cutters…
And if you’re still looking for ‘content’: In our Concept Store, many gifts are still waiting to be picked up and packed 😉