Saturday, December 17, 2011


I unpacked THE BOX of holiday gear, which is a hassle to get down and there's lots of nagging involved. I came across my stash of Furoshiki and so I thought I'd repost this blog page where I talk about how awesome it is.

After Christmas last year I visited the fabric store and bought a bunch of discount Christmas-themed material for Furoshiki, the Japanese method of using cloth to wrap gifts. I chose material the kids would like under the tree, but selections without Frosty and glitter do exist should you decide you like this idea. I hemmed up the edges (a serger would be great for this...) and created all kinds of different sized squares. Now wrapping literally takes seconds, the gifts look nice, and the wrapping can be used over and over again. We leave a stack out for Santa and so far he prefers them over paper. I also created tags out of red poster board, used a hole punch and a strand of yarn, and voila, done. For more information on Furoshiki, visit link here.

I've been basically sitting around for the last few days and getting up to eat. I suppose I burned a few calories opening gifts, but not many as the Furoshiki has less flailing, so I think I'm going to break up the board game playing with walks. I do hope to refine my 2011 goals at some point during this visit, so I plan on getting some work in.


Anna Kinbar said...

Hey Cathy can you put this post on Facebook? Love the idea and would like to share with others.

Cathy Savage said...

Sure! Consider it done.