If you have a child of your own you know that everything that a child needs in their first year is so....packaged. I know, I just made "packaged" a dirty word! I still remember the mounds of packaging I had to recycle (or discard) after my baby shower. Then add the bags, bows, ribbons and gift wrap to this and your recycling bin and garbage bin will be bursting.
Baby showers are a great chance to try your hand at using cloth as a wrapping. Wrap clothing or toys in swaddling blankets or wrap a box of diapers in a large crib sheet. Don't forget burp cloths or thick towels! A new mom can never have enough of those!
Furoshiki have been used in Japan for centuries and there are easy and beautiful ways to wrap any shape gift using a furoshiki. A quick internet search will provide plenty of ideas and instrunctions on how to wrap a gift using a furoshiki.
For this "one bottle" wrap I used an 8oz bottle and a 20x20 inch (hand cloth). This is a fast way to wrap any item that comes in a bottle (moisturizer, shampoo, perfume, canned goods, baby formula) and it has its own little carrying handle. So cute!!
1. Stand the bottle in the center of the cloth (make sure the good side of the wrap is facing outward) and tie corners C and B together using a single knot.
2. Take corner A and wrap it behind the bottle and to the front. Repeat with corner D but go in the opposite direction. Tie corners A and D together where they meet at the front of the bottle using a double knot. A square knot looks the nicest.
3. To make the top handle; twist the top corners and then tie them together using a double knot.