Fabric Gift Wrap

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

30 Days of Pinterest – Day 13

The Pin!

As some of you may know, I work as a personal shopper. I have all kinds of clients, from helpless husbands to corporate folks to those who just want someone to source something unique. I’m good at my job. I don’t often say so out loud, but I am resourceful, creative and thoughtful with my gifting. However, I SUCK at wrapping presents. If a client ever asks me to wrap, if it’s not a gift basket, I hire someone else. No joke. From awkward corners to tape in the wrong spots, whatever I try to wrap just looks terrible. But this poses a problem, because I’m not a fan of the gift bag. I like nice wrapping, my motor skills just don’t make it happen.

Soooo… I have been looking for something different. Here is my go at wrapping a gift with fabric. This is what I started with… super uninspired, eh?

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First things first – acquire fabric. I decided to practice with a pashmina and one of my son’s blankets, ha ha. Knowing my track record with craft fails, I thought it best before I spent money on some beautiful fabric. My intention is to head to one of the south Asian fabric stores we have locally; they have the best, brightest fabric in every colour of the spectrum!

So I headed over to Pinterest to figure out how on earth one makes this happen.

My very first go at fabric gift wrap!

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Pinterest led me to a site called Furoshiki. This awesome site has fabric wrap for purchase, as well as accessories and so many fun fabric wrapping techniques. If you love pretty gifts, you must check out this site. It’s fantastic.

I tried six or seven techniques; they are very simple.

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What do you think? I think it’s neat. One thing I would suggest is that a firmer, less sheer fabric folds with crisper edges, making the technique for each a bit more impressive. As well, at some points I felt like I needed a third arm. For larger gifts, or really tight, impressive corners and folds, you may want to enlist a wrapping partner.

I’m looking forward to creating some of my own bottle wraps and flowers wraps sometime soon, too.

Now I’m off to collect some fabric and I think I’ll also pin on some wedding bells & flower accessories found at places such as Michaels.



Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie



3 Responses to “Fabric Gift Wrap”

  1. Holly says:

    … sorry… don’t like it. And what the heck are people to do with the material from their gift? You will have to come up with a way to recycle it. Each unto their own! Thanks for trying though! :)

  2. Don’t be sorry! :)

    I think one could be more creative with what fabric they use, in order to avoid waste. Perhaps tea towels for a kitchen gift or a beautiful scarf when wrapping an outfit.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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