Of all the familiar holiday sights, there’s one that’s not so welcome: the wasteful aftermath of unwrapped presents, crinkled-up paper and plastic bows strewn everywhere, a festive disaster. This year, consider transitioning to a more eco-friendly option, furoshiki. The Japanese technique embraces the idea of reuse, wrapping gifts and more in a beautiful, versatile piece of cloth.
“It’s a wonderful way to wrap delicate things,” Dallas interior stylist Britni Wood says. The former co-owner of The Loveliest picked up fabric from Kufri, Mili Suleman’s sustainable, handloom-woven textile company that recently opened an appointment-only showroom in the Design District. Top off your presents with a plantable card from LoweCo., Catherine Giudici Lowe’s Dallas-based stationery line. She released a limited-edition herb collection featuring basil, thyme, mint, and parsley for the holidays.
How To Tie Bin Tsutsumi
Place the item in the middle of a square piece of fabric.
Pull two opposing corners up to the top of the bottle.
Tie a knot to sit on top of the bottle.
Wrap the remaining two corners around the middle of the bottle to tie another knot.
If this is a hostess gift, consider using a cute new dish towel, so the receiver gets double the presents.