Fabric Gift Wrapping Tutorial #2
I got this book from my mom awhile ago. I have always wanted to learn the art of fabric wrapping, also known as furoshiki, in Japanese. This book is a Korean book. Although my Korean skills are not bad, it would take me days to read ONE of these pages in the book. I carry this book with me a lot when I have some “me” time at coffee shops (hence the little wear and tear on the book). There are so many ideas I want to try.
Here is the first of many gift wrapping tutorials I’m hoping to give on my blog. This is a versatile wrapping technique. The only catch is that you need to stack two of something relatively flat. I used card boxes available from my etsy shop. But this idea will work great with books, candy boxes, t-shirt boxes, etc. It might look a little intimidating but I guarantee you that it’s not! It took me only a couple of practices to get it down.
1. You need:
(2) Flat gifts/products
*(1) Rectangular piece of thin fabric. I used a thin piece of denim fabric. Thin is the key word here. Thick fabric will not work when fabric wrapping.
Scoring knife or something of similar shape like envelope opener.
*The size of my card boxes are 6″ x 4.5″. I cut my fabric to be 11″ x 15″, if you want a reference point.
5. Fold over the left side so that the folded edge covers 2/3 of the product. Pull tight so you have clean edges. Pin it. Not Pinterest “pin it” but with an actual pin. 6. Dog-ear the edges of all the corners. Woof.
7. Stand it on one edge, and use your scoring knife to push in the fabric in between the two boxes. I found it easier if you start at one end. Just make sure you push it in all the way so you have a clean edge and fold. Repeat on the other side.
8. Take the pin out. You are done! Now you can Pinterest “pin it”!
I told you it was easy!
Okay, you’re done…unless you want to go a step further, like I did here. I had some balsa wood scraps leftover from another project. So I printed a “for you” tag and used double stick tape to tape it onto the balsa wood.
Slip the tag into the crease.