(Darren Dugan) #1

The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is
toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider
beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown
or green masking paper topped with colorful
washi tape or sprigs of green instead of easily
crushed store-bought bows.

“There’s a lot of fun stuff going on in gift wrap
these days,” says Amy Panos, home editor at
Better Homes and Gardens.

“People still like paper, of course, but there’s a lot
of interest in wrapping gifts in fabric,” she says.
There’s the Japanese technique of furoshiki, in
which the wrapping cloth becomes part of the
gift. ``Or you can use a scarf or pretty tea towel,
then fold it like origami,” Panos says.

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