HAPPY WASTE FREE CELEBRATION : Wrapping Things The Eco Way : Furoshiki

Finding ways to lessen our waste and impact on Mother Earth is always something on our minds. We’ve already been getting xmas cards, invites and pressies piled with tape… all of which feel abit wasteful when we think about just keeping them for a minute, and trashing them (even if that glossy newspaper cheap wrap gets recycled it’s very … toxic :?).

SO - Instead of judging ourselves for times gone by, over the next couple of weeks we are finding cool ways to wrap things that can be be reused or are recycled!

First up is the art of Furoshiki wrapping - Japanese cloth wrap to keep your lunchbox protected, used as a little bag with handle and then converting into your tablecloth for one at lunch time!

We have been using this method to wrap presents this year - from hand “painted” cut up pillow cases to additions of the wrap itself to the gift (sometimes the wrap gets more love than the pressie inside!).

We found some super cute Furoshiki Wraps to get for xmas, a DIY “How to” print your own, and also the complete set of different ways to wrap things (we actually made some wraps and wrapped the wraps (aiiii seaside by the seashore!) in printed out versions of this instruction sheet as gifts recently too.

Sustainability has never looked so good - a great eco friendly DIY way to wrap up gifts and make the outside as special as the inside.

Whale and Squid Furoshiki Cloth Wrap - obviously we love this Ocean themed one by  rikumo

Whale and Squid Furoshiki Cloth Wrap - obviously we love this Ocean themed one by rikumo

Wow - so lovely. This snowflake Furoshiki is from  @rethinkGiftWraps

Wow - so lovely. This snowflake Furoshiki is from @rethinkGiftWraps

Buggy and Buddy  have this great stencil idea on their blog - just paint on to a bandana or square of fabric (a pillow case cut up is perfect) to make a cool unique Christmas wrapping.

Buggy and Buddy have this great stencil idea on their blog - just paint on to a bandana or square of fabric (a pillow case cut up is perfect) to make a cool unique Christmas wrapping.

All the amazing ways to wrap presents, shapes, lunches and more with these amazing Japanese style wraps.

All the amazing ways to wrap presents, shapes, lunches and more with these amazing Japanese style wraps.

Kashi Somers