Holiday Decorating Hack

By Susan Fletcher
Japanese furoshiki decorative bowl wrap

Fabric Bowl Wrap

I love this furoshiki technique!

It lets you make decorative seasonal bowls by tying a few knots in some fabric.

Holidays over? Untie, and wash it, and it's just a piece of fabric again. You can put it back in your stash! :-D

furoshiki fabric wrapping

Directions are below, but first here are a few tips.

Start with a square, soft, lightweight, fabric.

If tying the knots at the sides just isn't working for you, you can use a strong elastic and cover it with some ribbon! 

If your fabric isn't big enough to make a handle, tuck the ends back into the knots in a 'puffy' bow, or if it looks nice, just let them fall. The trick to making these furoshiki fabric wraps is to fuss, fiddle, and tidy until you like the way it looks. I like to use a chopstick or hera stick to poke at folds and settle edges. 

Here is how to make this one:

furoshiki bowl wrapping instructions

Here is another example or two

Japanese furoshiki wrapped bowl

Japanese furoshiki fabric wrapped bowl

Enjoy your decorating,