I'm popping in with a super quick fabric wrapping tutorial for you today. I've used fabric wrapping for a few Christmasses now, but only recently figured out this super simple knotting technique which even makes tape redundant! A zero waste win! There is a horrible (horrible) amount of waste generated each Christmas, so I like that this is a small step toward eliminating part of it. Here I have used a second hand cotton flat sheet (barely used) from ebay, and some linen from a table cloth I had ruined with bleach (ugh) so the costs are minimal. I showed participants at the festive Faffing workshop on Saturday how to do this, and everyone left the workshop with a mightily pretty wrapped package.
1) Put the object in the middle of the fabric, at the angle shown above. Make sure you have enough fabric to easily tie the knot, but not too much so it looks messy and overly floppy. We wouldn't want that...
2) Fold the corners in then lift them around the object. Make sure the piece of fabric on the top doesn't stick out over the edge of the box- refold if it is.
3) Gather the fabric together, in an almost cracker shape, then tie in a tight double knot. Gently straighten the 'ears' of the knot so they look pretty, and poke a sprig of something in the knot, should you desire. Done.
Quick, with no waste, and pretty too.
I am really looking forward to some of my friends coming over tonight for a festive faffing night. We do this each year (see last years here). I'm using up the last of my wreath making supplies and we'll also do some fabric and paper stamping gift and tags for us all to use this Christmas. Must dash though, I have some mulling and baking to do today with my little helper..... Happy Thursday to you!