Author(s): Camille Wilkinson
Learn the tricks of beautiful gift wrapping, from making simple bows and neat corners to mastering elaborate Japanese fabric techniques . . . all with material that is recyclable, reusable, and sustainable.
There are a million ways to wrap a present, and this handy green guide presents you with options that are gorgeous and sustainable, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations of key techniques. Find out innovative ways for wrapping unusual-shaped gifts, including bottles, and for pleated wrapping, paper bag wrapping, and gift wrap with pockets. Or try your hand at Furoshiki, or fabric wrapping, using tea towels, handkerchiefs, and t-shirts. To finish your gift off perfectly, there are also stunning suggestions for toppings, trimmings, and embellishments: making the perfect bow, working with string and wool, using plants and flowers, and incorporating everyday objects. From the most adorable "Spike the Hedgehog" wrap for a child's gift to "hon tsutsumi," a wrap for carrying two books, Gift Wrap Green is positively bursting with eco-friendly ideas that will delight friends and family and help save the planet by reducing waste.