I’m not certain when I first learned about the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, but I have made much use of the versatility of furoshiki. Today, I’m going to share one way of using a square piece of fabric to wrap a simple gift – two jars of honey!
What you’ll need:
- Square fabric (mine measures ~32″ square)
- 2 small bottles or jars of similar size
- Lay the fabric flat with one of the points close to you.
2. Place your jars beside each other near the corner of the fabric closest to you.
3. Tip the jars on the side leaving the footprint of where they were standing open.
4. Fold the corner of the cloth over the jars.
5. Roll the jars and fabric carefully until you reach the end of the fabric. Try not to move the jars closer or further away from each other.
6. Tip the jars back upright.
7. Tie the long ends of the fabric in a square knot as close to the tops of the jars as possible.
8. To create an carrying handle, tie another square knot with the ends of the fabric you just tied.
That’s it! Your package is ready for gifting.
This is not the only way you can wrap a gift using furoshiki. Check out this handy chart if you have a gift of a different shape or size.