Holiday Decorating Hack
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
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:
Here is another example or two