No Waste Gift Wrapping with Pete Cromer Tea Towels

No Waste Gift Wrapping with Pete Cromer Tea Towels

Posted By: Maxwell & Williams
Posted By: Maxwell & Williams on 8 Apr 2019

We've just released two beautiful tea towel ranges designed by Australian artists Pete Cromer and Nathan Ferlazzo. Made of 100% Indian cotton, these animal-inspired designer tea towels make the perfect addition to a gift.

Take inspiration from the Japanese tradition of Furoshiki (Japanese fabric wrapping) and substitute single-use wrapping paper for a beautiful tea towel that can be used again and again.

How to wrap a gift using a tea towel:

You’ll need:

  • Maxwell & Williams tea towels
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Greenery or flowers

Step 1

Gather your items and gifts and lay out on a clean, flat surface. Tip: this style of wrapping works perfectly for items that also belong in the kitchen. Think a beautiful loaf of bread, a delicious bottle of wine, a cookbook or mugs.

Step 2

Lay out your tea towel and start to wrap. Ensure the design side is facing down so that it will be on show on the outside of the present. Place your gift in the centre and carefully fold the middle section of the tea towel around the item, securing tightly with your decorative ribbon.

Step 3

Tie the loose ends off – either by tying them together in a knot or securing like a bon-bon using your string. Choose an option by looking at the amount of tea towel fabric left over after you’ve completed the second step. We recommend securing with a knot if you have a large amount of fabric left over and using string if you only have a little left. Finish by tucking a sprig of native foliage under the ribbon or through the knot.

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