Wrapping using fabric is easier than it looks, we promise.
Fabric wrapping has a long history of use in Japan, where it is known as Furoshiki. It is enjoying a resurgence in Japan, and in fact even has government sponsorship as they released a fab guide as to all the ways you can reduce waste by using Furoshiki wraps in the everyday.
We've added luxury double satin ribbons to make it even easier to wrap. Our customers tell us it is not only the bold prints and fun pompoms or tassles they love - it is the ribbons that really add to the wow factor.
Please see our how to wrap using The Fabric Wrapping Co wraps video below.
How to gift wrap a bottle using fabric
Easy Furoshiki gift wrapping 3 different ways
How to wrap guide
1. First, lay your gift on the diagonal line. 2. Fold in the corners without ribbons. 3. Gather in the excess fabric on the unfolded sides, a little bit like tucking in the ends when wrapping with paper. 4. Fold first one side with ribbon and then the other so they cross. 5. Holding the ribbons in place with your fingers, flip the present over. 6. Make a cross with the ribbon and flip it over, again holding the ribbon in place with your fingers. 7. Tie a bow and finito! One infinitely reusable wrap, wrapped.
The no. 1 fabric wrapping tip? Do it sideways :)
The secret trick to a fast and easy wrap is simply to start by placing your book, box, football or set of ornate vintage cat cups sideways first. In a diagonal line with the ribbons. It makes for a simple fold, fold, flip, cross, flip and bow 1 minute jobbie.
Let us know how you go!
DIY Furoshiki gift tags
Whilst using vintage scarves for our furoshiki gift wrap, we wondered - how do I add a gift tag? It can look lovely slipping a card under the tied knots or using a ribbon to add a swing tag. But then we had a brain wave! This works very well, with an added bonus of also being zero-waste! All you need is an old gift card or even some cardboard from your recycling with an interesting pattern. Just follow the steps pictured below.
How to wrap a wine bottle with our fabric wrap
Whilst talking with people about what gifts they give and how (as you do), one of the most common gifts that kept coming up was wine. Let's face it, when you reach a certain age and busyness, it's a trusted standby-gift that everyone is pleased to receive.
You could use one of our brilliant reusable wine gift bags or turn to a trusty medium fabric gift wrap as per the above animation. Here's how: 1. Place the bottle in the centre of the wrap, laying it so the top of the bottle is just under the point of the wrap. 2. Wrap the bottom of the wrap straight up over the bottle. 3. Take the left hand side and fold it upward alongside the bottle. Repeat with the right. overlap the top edges of the sides over the neck of the bottle. 4. Grasp the neck of the bottle with the wrap, gathering it up ready to tie. Take both ribbons in the other hand and wrap around the neck of the bottle several times, leaving enough to make a bow. 5. Take the end of one ribbon and tuck it under the ribbon you have just wrapped. This means you can then reverse it back around to make a bow with the other ribbon.
Hopefully that makes sense! Please don't hesitate to drop us a note if you would like some extra help and we can walk you through it with a one-on-one video chat.