5 easy, beautiful new ways to wrap gifts
This is a great tutorial if you are confounded by wrapping and need to know the basics. The wrapper-presenter also shows you how to use craft paper and a recycled Ikea measuring tape for a fun, different-looking present.
This tutorial shows you exactly how to wrap a bottle of wine, Japanese-style, to beautiful effect. Not only is this a gorgeous and dramatic look, it's also a great way to use recycled paper in complementary colors (or contrasting!) for a stronger, more fun statement.
These tricks from the team at Threadbanger are simple enough that anyone (seriously) can do these using recycled materials.
Wrapping using fabric is known in Japanese as Furoshiki. Not only can you reuse the fabric, you could also wrap a gift in a new or disused scarf, and the technique shows you how to do this without using fasteners of any kind - it's fabric-only.
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