The genius hack that will help you wrap your presents.
Christmas is fast approaching and wrapping dozens of presents can be one of the more tedious jobs of the festive season.
But one genius and little-known hack can give your presents a flawless finish, using half the paper and at half the cost.
The ‘diagonal wrapping method’, coined by lifestyle blogger Kallie Branciforte, promises to quickly and painlessly make wrapping easier — and it turns the conventional wrapping method on its head.
The genius and little-known hack coined by lifestyle blogger Kallie Branciforte (pictured) can give your presents a flawless finish, using half the paper and at half the cost
For those awkwardly shaped or difficult to wrap presents, Kallie suggests making a gift bag out of the wrapping paper itself.
She begins by cutting a big enough piece of wrapping paper to fit the present.
Next, she folds the paper in half and folds the paper in at each side to create a seam, taping it in place at the center.
To create a secure bottom for the bag, she folds up about a quarter of the paper from the bottom and opens the resulting flap to create an open triangle.
The two outer triangles are folded in and taped together to create the final bag.
The item can then be simply popped inside with the top of the bag folded over again.
In a final flourish, the top of the bag can either be taped closed or tied shut with a ribbon. Two holes punched into either side of the paper allow a ribbon or string to be weaved through to secure the bag shut.
For an even more professional touch double-sided tape can be placed on the inside of the paper seams so no tape is exposed.
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