Saturday, April 9, 2011

How To Fold a Furoshiki Easter Basket

Here's a nice alternative to the traditional Easter basket, a furoshiki folded into a basket. Wondering what a furoshiki is? A furoshiki is a traditional Japanese cloth used for wrapping and transporting items. But don't worry, you don't need one for this project. You just need a square piece of fabric.

Supplies:
Furoshiki or any piece of square fabric. Silk scarves work great for this project. You could also use bandannas, fabric napkins, or embroidered handkerchiefs.

One shallow bowl - any size/kind you want. The larger the bowl, the larger the piece of fabric you will need.

Click on directions for a larger view.

15 comments:

Clemencia said...

wow! how wonderful, thanks so much for sharing this :)

Michele Pacey said...

that makes for a lovely re-usable gift doesn't it? so pretty!

Kelli said...

What a great idea. I really love the idea of a furoshiki. I'm always looking for different ways to use mine. This would be a good technique for other gift giving occasions as well.

Cindy said...

Ooh.. I like very much :)

Caca said...

kawaii neh

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, that is so beautiful and looks easy! Thanks for the excellent tute. Great photo styling!

Smelly Butt's Ama said...

nice!!! ^_^

Amber Greene said...

Hi Jessica
Love this SO MUCH! I have reposted it, with links to you, at www.mamamoontime.com
Absolutely gorgeous, and something Australian readers will love, I'm sure!

Forrest said...

That is fantastic, and you could use it for so many different gifts. Thanks so much for sharing.

Abby Glassenberg said...

This is lovely! I could see transporting treats to friends in the basket, too. Maybe a thrifted scarf and bowl inside that become part of the gift. Thank you!

nutty-lee said...

It looks so nice~ Thanks for sharing the idea..^^..

Rebecca said...

Darling! A friend of mine went to Japan last summer and brought me two furoshikis! I'll give it a try.

zhing said...

ooo thats a great idea! :) great way to celebrate easter in japan!

lynn said...

That is very unique, likey very much!
Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

Anna M. said...

What a brilliant idea.