Add a personal touch to your gift giving with these easy, festive wrapping ideas.
Reuse brown paper bags. Tie with twine or yarn instead of ribbon. Decorate with pine sprigs and vintage buttons.
Pliable items like scarves, linens and blankets make their own gift wrap. Roll them up and tie with a colorful ribbon.
Wicker baskets can be used over and over again.
Fabrics are especially useful for odd shaped or difficult to wrap gifts. A pretty dish towel could be the perfect wrap for a vase or bottle of wine. A vintage hanky could hold that lovely broche.
Repurpose those old prints, magazines, maps or sheet music. Wrap concert tickets in sheet music or a gas card in a map.
Put your stash of shopping bags to good use. Decorate with markers, lace and fabric scraps.
Start out with a scarf (or square piece of fabric) and create a furoshiki inspired gift wrap. See examples with visual instructions at www.furoshiki.com/techniques