You + Me* DIY: Furoshiki wrapping

Everyone we know loves vintage scarves, and they can often be had at thrift stores for between $.50 and $2. Consider adding some color to your table by wrapping your favors Japanese-style (the proper word is furoshiki) in vintage scarves. Look for scarves that are square (or have a tailor or seamstress sew the rectangular ones you find into squares). To wrap them, just place your favor in the middle of the square. Fold one corner over the box and tuck it under. Fold the opposite corner over the box and tuck it under. You’ll have a long rectangle of scarf at this point with your favor in the center. The ultimate goal is to tie the two ends together, but to make it look neat, you’ll need to do a little bit of prep work. Right next to the edge of your box, pinch the fabric in just a touch so that the extra fabric will be tucked inside your package. Do the same on the other side, and then tie the ends together. Pat yourself on the back for making something look way harder than it is, and bask in the oohs and aahs. – Miya & Elisabeth

[images from Angela Gaspar]

Angela Gaspar and You + Me* Lifestylists are sponsors of Brooklyn Bride

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  1. jen wood

    I love this! Thanks so much for this post!

  2. kat

    I’ve been trying to do this for favors and shopped for fabric and gave up because it was too much work and buying scarves is too expensive. I forgot that I could look for these in second hand stores, great idea thanks!

  3. What an adorable idea – I think this would be great for a bridal shower! Maybe you could even get lucky enough to find scarves in your colors? Definitely time for me to go raid a few secondhand stores!

  4. This is genius! I always see bold beautiful scarves at the thrift store but don’t think I could pull them off. Now I have something to buy them for. This would be great with dishtowels too!

  5. Really nice of you to show us this…like it

  6. thanks so much for posting this – i can’t wait to try it out for my next gift!

  7. I love love Hamsas, I’m jewish and my husband is Israeli, and I wanted to share a little piece of that with my guests. The symbolism of protection is beautiful. I love arts and crafts and I realized I could make my own! I decided to share em with the world and maybe even make it into a business! I’d love to make them for others. Please take a look at them on etsy.com and let me know what you think!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70846533/personalized-hamsa-keychains-great-gifts

    I can’t wait to give them out to my own guests in June! I was thinking of hanging them from a branches of a small tree or something similar to display them.

    Thanks!
    Jenni

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