In a world where it’s becoming evermore important to be environmentally friendly, we wanted to take today to speak about a long-standing tradition which is perfect to start implementing around Christmas – furoshiki.
Furoshiki refers to Japanese wrapping cloths used traditionally to transport a variety of goods, as well as being used as a technique to wrap gifts.
In essence, if you have old bedding you no longer like as much, you could cut it up and use it in the same way – upcycling the linen whilst also making your presents look even more special and unique!
The example we have here is a single-knotted furoshiki, and here’s a simple step-by-step if you’d like to give it a go for yourself!
Step 1. Lay out your furoshiki diagonally with the gift placed right in the middle of each corner
Step 2. Pull the top corner of the material over the gift and tuck it underneath
Step 3. Fold the bottom corner over the gift and tuck under itself on top
Step 4. Gather and tie the two side ends together which haven’t been folded yet
Step 5. Knot the ends until you’re satisfied with how it looks, you can even change it up by tying a pretty bow into the knot if you’d like!
Let us know in the comments if you’ve given this a go, and be sure to tag us on social media if you’ve used old Christy products for your furoshiki using the hashtag #MyChristy, we’d love to see how it looks!