The Japanese art of furoshiki

Four days to go.

If your roll of Christmas paper runs out before you intend it to, turn to furoshiki. I'm loving the simpleness of this Japanese-styles gift wrap. The best part, it's painstakingly simple. What more could you ask for at this time of the year?

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SUPPLIES:

  • a generous supply of silk scarves or squares of pretty fabric
  • furoshiki instructions

The word furoshiki refers to the actual cloth used to wrap gifts and parcels, more traditionally bento boxes. You can buy these at most Japanese import stores but if you have a wealth of silk scarves or handkerchiefs then these work just as well. 

Prepared to be amazed?

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I love the simple aesthetic of this because the wrapping suddenly becomes part of the gift, a lot like the Bento Bags we're a bit crazy about.