After my mum and dad's visit this year from the UK, they left behind our Christmas gifts - all wrapped up and ready to put under our tree.
When we put the tree up and I sorted through the gifts, I noticed that Mum had wrapped some in Christmas fabric instead of wrapping paper!
I love this idea of using fabric instead of paper. We have a few of these 'furoshiki' cloths in our Birthday wrapping box which we use for family birthday gifts, then put them back in the box for the next time! No ripped paper, no sellotape and no waste!
Now I'm eyeing up this Christmas fabric Mum has used to wrap our gifts! Do you think my kids will let ME keep the wapping? Knowing my girls - they will snaffle the fabric straight away! At least my gift is fabric wrapped too!
Now if you haven't heard of furoshiki before - it's basically just this - wrapping things in fabric. It is a nifty Japanese idea from old times, and you can wrap anything you like with them.