Our favorite kind of gift wrapping is pretty, interesting, eco-friendly and begs to be opened. For our November/December 21 issue, photographer, stylist and MFCH Magazine contributor Eve Cardi conceived five brilliantly beautiful ways to package your presents this holiday season.
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As fun to create as they are to open, these methods sure to delight all involved. Here, we’re treating you to three of them… That’s a wrap!
A traditional Japanese square cloth used to wrap or transport objects, furoshiki is an eco-friendly alternative to wrapping paper. Fold the square into a triangle, placing the gift at the angle and rolling it to the opposite edge. Tie the remaining fabric in a knot and slip a decorative item (pine cone, bell, dried flower) into the knot.
Go for an au naturel look by decorating your parcels with winter greenery like pine, holly, ivy or viburnum. Slot a few leaves into some natural-colored string and juxtapose with eye-catching, gold wrapping paper.
Sliding a single feather (size, color and shape are up to you) into ribbon or string is wonderfully elegant. Sheet music is another pretty wrapping paper alternative to store-bought and can be dyed using the same method as old newspapers and books.
Photography, Concept & Styling © Eve Cardi