No tape? No wrapping paper? No problem!
Furoshiki is an age old Japanese way of wrapping gifts with cloth with a few simple knots. Combining hand-sewn felt gift bows or garlands with wrapped burlap is a simple twist on the classic method.
Watch out for tutorials on how to make the bows and garlands!
Who said gift-wrapping required tape? All you need for this particular method is twine and a few popicle sticks.
So, I Try DIY’s It’s a Wrap series has crossed onto new territory. Yesterday, I Try DIY co-organized a gift-wrapping baby shower, for the arrival of Baby Brianna Elise! I’ve worked with Et Al Productions* on a party before, so I already knew we were in for something great!
With Halloween creeping up, here’s a creative way of packing up some candy for your trick-or-treaters!
Watch the video tutorial for this craft HERE
Apparently, while my mom was pregnant with me, she took a part-time job at Nordstrom (or was it JC Penney?) wrapping gifts for the holiday season. I don’t know if this story is true, or if I pieced together stories to make it to be true. Either way, it’s a great story to tell. Ang Alamat kung bakit mahilig akong mag-wrap ng regalo.
My mom loves to wrap gifts. I remember how our house in Antipolo used to have this pantry that housed all her supplies. We’d have wrapping paper for all occasions. Her stash of ribbons could rival that of Morning Glory’s (in Divisoria). The use of a gift bag was almost considered a sin. Every Christmas, I was always so excited to see what theme she’d come up with. One year, it was a shirt and tie gift bag. Another year, each gift was unique in its Japanese-inspired origami-like wrapping. Soon enough, I’d taken on the challenge myself. Why buy a gift bag when you can DIY?