Friday, December 18, 2009

Wrapping it up

The beautiful Japanese tradition of furoshiki captivates my interest for its anecdotal importance in addition to being an earth friendly option for wrapping this season.

Versatile, practical and chic in a way that is quintessentially Japanese, the art of using wrapping cloths makes your gift's presentation as exciting as what's inside.

Myfuroshiki on etsy has lovely ideas and tutorials.


There are a ton of great resources out there if you want to buy wrapping clothes. I love these:



{1, from myfuroshiki 2, from chewing the cud 3, from tenugui}

I also love the idea of utilizing old fabric and vintage scarves. You can find beautiful and very inexpensive options at Good Will or any thrift store and then you've got unique and memorable wrapping for a fraction of the price. Have you ever tried this? I'd love to hear!

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Laura Casey Interiors said...

Great wrapping technique! Thanks for sharing, I am going to try it.

carlee said...

Such a wonderful idea and I love that it's so green.

Cathi said...

A fabulous idea! I am going to be in search of an assortment of scarves and fabrics to do this with! Thanks! xxoo

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

That is a great idea! I hate when so much wrapping paper is wasted around Christmas :(

seemeghanblog said...

i love this! definitely going to try it out!

myfuroshiki said...

Thank you so much for including myfuroshiki in your lovely blog. Our Etsy store is closed for a while as Olivia and family are coming back for a holiday in England. They're arriving today and I'm going to see her children, my niece and nephew, for the first time ... and they're going to see snow - don't know who's more excited! :) Happy holidays!

Mich (http://myfuroshiki.blogspot.com)

envirotechpro said...

Great blog!

Cristin said...

beautiful wrapping technique. Tea Collection (www.teacollection.com) was wrapping their children's clothes with in this style.

xo,
cristin

John at Cell Phone Recycling said...

A very creative, elegant, Eco friendly way of wrapping gifts this Christmas.

Chicago City Girl said...

absolutely genious. This reminds me of cloth diapers, which are of course very eco-friendly, but this is also fantastically chic ~ which cloth diapers are... notsomuch, haha.

*happy holidays*

eco-stylista said...

What an inspiring idea!
I would like to thank you for your interest and for your lovely comments on my blog! I wish you wonderful holidays! xoxo, Monika

JMW said...

I've always liked this idea, yet never tried it. Great suggestion! Merry Christmas!

Jenn said...

I absolutely love this and will have to try it next year.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a fun filled New Year's Eve! Wishing you much success and happiness in 2010!

Kris said...

I just LOVE this idea. happy Holidays!

Sarah Jane said...

such a great idea!! i love it. hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xo

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Maria said...

megan, hope you had a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!! come back soon!!

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