Oh Christmas, that old gift wrapping beast.
I’ve always been a massive fan of wrapping gifts, my mother has always been the gift wrapping queen, tucking ends, using double sided tape and curling ribbon to perfection. But I'm more about the less fussy look... and no kraft paper, if that's your jam hey, I'm not judging. Well maybe just a little.
Now fabric, that's my jam! I’ve always got fabric scraps lying about and personally I’d love to receive a gift wrapped in fabric as it’s another crafting possibility! 2 gifts in one!
Fabric is the best to work with and the Japanese have been using it for years, traditional it’s known as Furoshiki. Normally it involves a square piece of fabric and a simple knot. Oh and there are some stunning wraps around that have been created just for this style of wrapping. I love the wraps from The Link Collective, I've currently got my eye on a couple more that I've already mentally added to my collection… hint hint Father Christmas.
For now though I’m sticking with the odd bits of fabric I have lying around although I’ve also brought a couple of cheeky meters from The Fabric Warehouse and then of course there's the humble tea towel! I like to also tuck in a few wee extras like; fresh flowers or those stunningly skinny beeswax candles from Precent 35 or a brass coffee bag clip – a bag of beans, wrapped in a tea-towel and held together with that clip = best present ever! You can thank me later.