How to wrap your gifts furoshiki style in 5 simple steps

One of the best parts of buying gifts is wrapping them right? No? Ok, let’s agree to disagree. Some people love wrapping presents, others don’t. Either way, there’s no better feeling than watching someone unwrap a gift that you’ve put a lot of time and effort into. That is something we can all agree on.

But, instead if buying wrapping paper this year, why not give furoshiki wrapping a go? Not only is it super convenient and sustainable, since you can use all sorts of fabrics you have at home, but it’s really easy too. The best bit, a Once Upon book is probably the easiest thing to wrap. Just grab a pillowcase, scarf, kitchen towel or any other fabric, your photo books and you’re good to go.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Step 1: Place the photo book diagonally in the middle of the fabric

  • Step 2: Fold the bottom corner and then the top corner

  • Step 3: Fold the left and rIght corner and tie a knot

  • Step 4: Tuck in the fabric where it’s needed

  • Step 5: Decorate with things you can find outside, like a pine twig or some holly!

This is definitely the new way to wrap your gifts. Fun, easy, sustainable and if we may say so ourselves, it looks lovely too. You get all the joy of watching someone unwrap your gift without having to clear up loads of wrapping paper after. And don’t worry, we’ll be asking for our favorite pillowcases and scarves back after all the presents have been opened as well!