Furoshiki are Japanese wrapping cloths traditionally used to wrap and/or to transport goods.
Traditionally the cloth is thoughtfully selected for the recipient by considering the occasion, colour and design.
In a similar way to the furoshiki cloth, a tea towel can be used as an eco friendly alternative to wrapping paper. The added bonus of using a tea towel is it doubles as part of the gift as well.
Following are photos of the steps taken to wrap each of the above gifts, using Loopla Tea Towels.
Place the book in the centre of the tea towel and fold over the top. Fold the left and right sides in. Bring the bottom unfolded end and tuck it into the top folded end.
Place the box in the centre of the tea towel and fold the two sides in. Just like when wrapping with paper, fold the corners into the centre at the top and bottom. Bring the bottom edge up and tuck the top edge under. Bring the top edge over. Secure with a ribbon.
Lay the wine bottle in the centre of the tea towel. Bring in the side edges followed by the top and bottom edges and fold the tea towel around the neck of the bottle. Secure with a ribbon.
Lay the gift diagonally on the tea towel. Fold over the bottom right corner and roll the gift up towards the top left of the tea towel. Grab the two wides and tie together in a knot. If the ends are a bit long, tuck into the knot to create a bow effect.