Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Giveaway: Furoshiki

Our December Giveaway is a set of furoshiki.

Wait, you don't know about furoshiki?  That's okay, but once you know, we expect you to help spread the word!  Furoshiki is the Japanese art of wrapping gifts with cloth.  It is beautiful, super eco-friendly and a perfect answer to all your holiday wrapping needs.


Below are several ways to fold a furoshiki around an object (courtesy of infomapJAPAN).  For more folding ideas, check out this site.


For our giveaway this month we are giving away two sets of furoshiki folding cloths.  To enter, simply leave a comment by 8pm EST on December 8th.  We'll select two winners and send your goods to you ASAP so you can be prepared for the holidays!

24 comments:

Sofia's Ideas said...

Ooo! ooo! me! me!
I love this! My kids were just scavenging around the house looking for things they could use as "wrapping paper". :)

christine said...

Beautiful! I love this idea.

Donna said...

what beautiful wrapping fabric! I love the colours in the fabric.

maryamsteele said...

This is so wonderful! I wrapped our gifts last year in cloth, but it was no art and it wasn't pretty. Very large afety pins were involved, that's all I'll say. I'm going to check out those instructions again :)

One said...

Yes, please!! These are just gorgeous!

One said...

P.S. I am glad you are giving away two sets - otherwise it would be simply impossible to gift any! :-)

Jennifer said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!!! I love eco-friendly ways of giving gifts for the holidays. Even if I don't win, these folding tips are awesome and a great resource!

Crossing my fingers :)

Katie said...

I am in love with this!! I have tried making drawstring bags as "gift wrap" but this is looks beautiful. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

sunnymama said...

These are lovely! Beautiful fabrics. :)

Ye Stewart Clan said...

I love all the cool new things this blog teaches me.

Jen said...

I've been toying with furioshiki lately, would love to be entered into this! :)

jentabulous at hotmail dot com

Joy said...

I've made cloth gift bags for our gifts but never tried this. How fun!

elizabeth ~ so wabi sabi said...

what a lovely and generous giveaway!

jademondin said...

What a wonderful giveaway. It's really great! I must try this.

stephanie from texas said...

love LOVE this!

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely post & very generous giveaway. I'm totally inspired. Yours kindly, Katie x

Marie Kemling said...

I just read about this in a Better Homes and Garden summer magazine and thought it was a neat idea. Great giveaway!

MJ said...

Hello!! Furoshiki is sooo cool! I am half Japanese too and I am always amazed how beautifully the Japanese wrap anything and everything--especially at their department stores! Anyway, thanks for offering the givaway and Hajimemashte!
Oh, and our family has been talking about a compound for years too :)!

Nadja Magdalena said...

What a wonderful giveaway, and such lovely fabrics. I have been doing this for years...count on the Japanese to have a name for it!

jhitomi said...

great giveaway. My mom (I am a Sansei) often wrapped things in furoshiki but I only remember her doing square wraps, these other styles are great, would love to try.
domo arigato gozaimasu
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Ronda said...

I would love these. My best friend from high school is married to a man from Japan. They try to teach their family as much about Japan as possibe. I would love to use these on gifts for her family. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

rrudnick@netnet.net

KamilahNYC said...

ooh. super fab giveaway!

KamilahNYC said...

ooh. super fab giveaway!

Laura M said...

Count me in! I'd love to give furoshiki a try for the first time!