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Carry your lunch like a fashionista!
Furoshiki is the Japanese art of folding fabric - primarily to carry objects such as a bottle or bento box, or to wrap a gift. To learn how to wrap just about anything that will hold still go to furoshiki.com and see what Japan's Department of the Environment has to say on the matter!

Wrap a gift with another gift!

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  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Gift Wrap Or Bento Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Select a lovely gift scarf, napkin, or other square of fabric large enough to wrap around your box

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Gift Wrap Or Bento Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    bring one corner up and over the box.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Gift Wrap Or Bento Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    tucking that corner under will give you cleaner lines and make future steps easier - especially with slick fabric like silk. Please ignore my knee, there.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Gift Wrap Or Bento Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tie the opposing corners in a square knot on top of the box. One corner is still left hanging. Obviously if this is for gift giving you can tidy up that top bow. Fluff it out, add some flowers or bows...

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Gift Wrap Or Bento Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull the last tail through. It really doesn't have to be tight. You're going over the first fold and under the square knot. Now's the time to tidy up your corners if needed.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Gift Wrap Or Bento Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Done! Fluff out the last tail and smooth down your wrinkles. You can wrap almost any size box - or stack your leftovers in tupperware and make the lunchroom crowd jealous. Use a bandana and you'll have a built-in tablecloth/napkin!

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falvo
falvo · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
ahhh i love it! if i got this as a gift, i wouldnt wanna unwrap it. i like projects like this that limit trash that ends up in landfills, very beautiful and ecologically friendly at the same time. thumbs up!
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