Gift box wrapped in red and green fabric with a Christmas printStudy this image of how to wrap gifts in fabric, Japanese-style. You can download the original image in a pdf file so you can make it a lot bigger. This is such a lovely way to present gifts, and it’s economical and environmentally friendly. The art is called Furoshiki, and you can find lots of inspiration on the web.

Furoshiki Japanese gift wrap instructions

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