Furoshiki Gift Wrapping – Japanese Style

Learning Furoshiki (Basic wrap)

Furoshiki is a beautiful and environmentally conscious way of wrapping gifts for the holidays.

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Place the cloth on an even, flat surface in the diamond shape.

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Place an item in the center of the cloth.

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Fold the top point over the item, Tucking it underneath that item. Fold the bottom point over the item. Note: The bottom point will be loose.

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Bring the side points together over the center of the item, and tie them in a knot.

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Keitochan Says:

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Furoshiki is an eco-friendly cloth wrapping, originating from the Japan. While it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste, its a fun, creative way to gift wrap, grocery shopping or simply as decor. The technique is similar to origami; there is a wide variety of wrap styles to choose from.

Why furoshiki? It is reusable and multipurpose. Each year billions of plastic bags end up as litter;reusable bags, such as furoshiki can help reduce the impact to our environment. Its versatility allows you to wrap almost anything regardless of its shape or size. Source: japanesestyle.com

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