Furoshiki wrapping guide

Furoshiki wrapping is a Japanese method of wrapping gifts with material, learn how to do it yourself!

Tools and materials

1m x 1m of fabric (this will wrap a shoebox)

1. Position the fabric and fold first corner

Place the fabric on a flat surface with the box positioned diagonally at the centre. Fold the closest corner over the box, tucking the tip under to create a straight edge.

wrapping cloth half over gift box

2. Repeat fold with opposite corner

Fold the opposite corner over the box, tucking the tip under. Gather the two edges together and fold flat.

wrapping cloth folded over both sides of gift box

3. Fold remaining corners

Pick up the corners that are left and fold them across the top.

tying up wrapping cloth

4. Tie and tuck

Knot to secure and tuck any remaining fabric neatly under.

wrapping cloth over gift box

Now you’ve got the decorations, start planning the gifts!

Take a look at our Christmas gift guide, you’re sure to find a gift to suit anyone, on any budget.

 

Photo credit: Brigid Arnott


 
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