Attention all gift-wrapping novices: never spoil a present and waste wrapping paper again because there’s a hack for that!  

Repurpose, Repurpose, Repurpose 

Got an oddly shaped gift on your hands? You can cheat the system a little by using a pre-shaped box or container and wrapping that instead. Think: a cereal box, a toilet paper role, or even a Pringles canister. 

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Visit A Baker’s House for full instructions on how to effectively wrap a Pringles canister. 

The One Sheet Paper Box 

This origami-esq DIY, courtesy of Gathering Beauty’s “Make it Monday,” calls for nothing more than paper, scissors, and double-sided tape.

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Visit Gathering Beauty for full instructions on how to DIY this One Sheet Paper Box. 

The Wrapping Paper Gift Bag 

Let’s face it, store bought gift bags are way overpriced, to say the least. Luckily, they happen to be fairly simple to DIY. All you’ll need are scissors, scotch tape, a rectangle hole punch, ribbons, and whatever wrapping paper you have kicking around. 

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Visit Designer Trapped for full instructions on how to DIY this Wrapping Paper Gift Bag. 

Professional-Looking Gift Bag Using Brown Paper 

Along the same lines is this DIY-able gift bag idea, which calls for an unexciting brown paper. This craft is the epitome of drab to fab. 

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Visit A Beautiful Mess for full instructions on how to DIY this Professional-Looking Gift Bag Using Brown Paper. 

Japanese Wrapping Hack 

How long does it take you to wrap a present? It takes this gift wrapper, from Japan’s Takashimaya Department store, a mere 12 seconds from start to finish. 

Visit Bored Panda for a mind-blowingly fast tutorial on how to recreate this Japanese Wrapping Hack. 


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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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