Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Without Using Paper

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This technique will not only make you an instant favourite for wrapping your presents in style, but it’s also the solution to cutting down on your wrapping paper use this holiday season.

This paperless gift wrapping technique is called Furoshiki and has been used by the Japanese for years.

The video above is an instructional guide on how to use this style to pack up books, bottles of wine, and any other gifts using only your hands and a piece of cloth. If you feel like customizing your gifts, you can use any kind of fabric to wrap your present.

Try a silk or polyester scarf, a tablecloth, or even just a scrap of a cool fabric you’ve used in the past.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2008 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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