These books to make your own gift wrap range from the Japanese art of furoshiki (using cloth like origami to wrap gifts) or to make your own gift wrap from recycled materials like old maps and music sheets.
Zero Waste Gift Wrap shows how to use old scraps of unwanted fabric and yarn scraps, to finish off your gift with a flourish. Use a vintage scarf or old fabric to reduce unwanted items to make quirky gift wraps. For the sweet potato and other prints, use Kaia Watercolours (nontoxic).
Gift Wrap Green
Gift Wrap Green has lots of zero waste wrapping ideas, including how to do your own furoshiki wraps with cloth. Learn how to wrap bottles and make gift wraps from tea towels and fabric offcuts.
Wrapping with Fabric
Wrapping with Fabric shows you how to wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat, in this practical Japanese book. Author Etsuko Yamada was born into a long line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto (‘one cloth, many uses’) and explores how to transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper. Use your folded fabrics to:
- Gift-wrap books to gifts
- Bundle up a picnic
- Tote items around
- Use as a handbag or backpack
- Make into a pillow cover
- Create covers for vases & tissues