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Gift Wrap Hack

Want to make your presents stand out from the rest but don't want to overspend your budget? Get creative with these low-cost gift wrap DIYs and astound your family and friends with a unique and special gift this Christmas!


1. Gift Bow

Have magazines lying around your house that are of no use anymore? Learn how to transform them into gift bows to decorate your presents with!

Materials needed:

Old/unused magazines


Double-sided tape


  1. Cut the page lengthwise into nine 3/4-inch-thick strips of heights: Three at 11 inches, three at 10 inches, two at 9 inches, and one at 3 1/2 inches.

  2. Twist each strip to form loops at both ends. Make a circle out of the smallest.

  3. Secure the ends with a piece of double-sided tape.

  4. Layer and stick, starting with the longest strips. End with the circle in the center.

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2. Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

Make and design your very own polka dot wrapping paper that will make your gifts look cute and stylish at the same time!

Materials needed:

Kraft Paper

Pencil with a good eraser

White stamp pad


  1. Dip your pencil eraser into the stamp pad. Really cover it with the ink.

  2. Dip it onto the wrapping paper.

  3. If you want to make it super geometrical, use a ruler to space them out.

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3. Gift Bag

Wrapping gifts with wrapping paper can be a waste, as it is only a one-time use and we throw it away once we have unwrapped our presents. Opt for a more eco-friendly option - gift bags, instead! Pick up how to DIY your very own gift bags with the steps below!

Materials needed:

Wrapping paper/craft paper


Washi tape

Bag handles


  1. Take a sheet of paper or wrapping paper approximately double the size that you desire your bag to be and fold it in half horizontally.

  2. Fold the sides horizontally inwards and slot one side into the other. Tape together with washi tape.

  3. Fold the base of your bag in and press down forming a crease.

  4. Open out one side of the base by flattening the corners into a triangle shape.

  5. Repeat step 4 with the other side of your base.

  6. Fold your base inwards.

  7. Repeat step 6 on the other side of the base.

  8. Tape together the base using washi tape.

  9. Take store bought handles or use the handles off another paper shop bag.

  10. Tape your handles to the inside of your gift bag and your bag is ready to go!

  11. Decorate and design your bag with items you desire (Optional)

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