Here are a few ideas on how to take something ordinary & inexpensive & transform it into something special.
Today's top tip is the Tissue Box Wrap -easy inexpensive interior decorating, or a great gift for grandma.
Lay the furoshiki square, place the tissue box in the centre. Tie a knot at either end, tucking the excess fabric under the knot to tidy.
Featured in the above photo is our 50x50cm pink butterfly furoshiki - see http://www.myfuroshiki.etsy.com/ & www.folksy.com/shops/myfuroshiki for details.
A Cute Wall Hanging - stretch a furoshiki over a canvas, staple gunning it on the back to secure.
This is the kimono doll 30x30cm furoshiki on a 10x10" canvas.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
An ingenious way of knotting 2 furoshiki to make a backpack. No need to deliberate over which bags to take on a trip -throw in a couple of furoshiki and you've got a multitude of options.
Featured in this photo are 2 of our 90x90cm calico carry cloths - see http://www.myfuroshiki.etsy.com/
On Feb 19th, we featured the furoshiki drop bag or purse which is fabulous for its simplicity - 3 knots, sling it over your shoulder & it's a designer bag to go. Once you've mastered the drop bag, why not try out some of these other styles to create a casual chic carrier for every occasion.
The Grocery Bag - gorgeous & green
The Handbag - cute & casual
The Portfolio Wrap - cheap & chic
The 2 Handle Holder - elegant & eco-friendly
The furoshiki featured in the photos are the 90x90cm calico carry cloths - see http://www.myfuroshiki.etsy.com/ for details.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Stand the bottles in the centre of the furoshiki, flop them down towards 2 opposite corners & roll them up. Stand them back up again & tie the ends in a knot on the top to carry.
Our 90x90cm & 105x105cm furoshiki work well for this - http://www.myfuroshiki.etsy.com/
Make an ordinary bottle of plonk look pretty special with a simple square of fabric or furoshiki.
- place the bottle in the centre
- knot 2 opposite corners on top of the bottle
- twist the loose ends to form a handle
- knot to form a loop
- wrap & cross the other 2 ends around the body of the bottle
- knot at the front
- primp & fluff to tidy it up
- et voila!
Our 65x65cm & 70x70cm furoshiki are ideal for this - see http://www.myfuroshiki.etsy.com/
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Furoshiki fabrics are not only great for wrapping gifts, but can also be transformed into a fun shoulder bag or purse with just three simple knots.