Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wrapping up the holidays
Every year when the holidays come around, I like to unwrap gifts very slowly and carefully, thereby being able to save a considerable amount of beautiful wrapping paper, tissue, bows, and bags, which to my delight are recycled for the following year and sometimes even, two, three, or four. - In these eco-conscious times, that has been my small contribution to saving trees and the environment.
The other day, I came across an even better idea, the Japanese practice of “furoshiki.” It’s a traditional method of gift-wrapping, which in itself is almost an art form, but instead of using paper, one utilizes cloth cut in a large square.
This type of gift wrap can be brought into service year-after-year or fashioned into something else – what a deal! Trees are going to love you!
The video below provides a very simple step-by-step guide on how to wrap everything from books to bottles. Have fun – I know I will!