REVEALED: How to perfectly wrap a present when you haven’t cut enough paper to fit around the box – and it works every time
- An organised mum has shared how to wrap a gift if you don’t have enough paper
- Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, demonstrated the technique in a TikTok video
- Instead of wrapping the gift vertically or horizontally she tilted it diagonally
- The corners met in the centre and Chantel was able to wrap the gift perfectly
Chantel Mila demonstrated the wrapping technique in her latest TikTok video
An organised mum has shared a genius way to wrap a Christmas gift when you don’t have enough wrapping paper.
Rather than wrapping the Apple MacBook Pro laptop horizontal or vertically, she tilted it and wrapped it diagonally.
The corners of the paper met in the centre of the present and Chantel was able to wrap the gift perfectly.
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Rather than wrapping the Apple MacBook Pro laptop horizontal or vertically (left), she tilted it and wrapped it diagonally (right)
‘Hack: save paper when gift wrapping,’ she captioned the video, which has already been viewed more than 35,000 times in 13 hours.
The unique wrapping style will not only save you money buying more paper, but the end result looks elegant and professional.
On TikTok user said the video was ‘so satisfying’ to watch, while another dubbed the idea as ‘very clever’.
Since no gift is complete without a bow, Chantel also revealed how to tie a Tiffany-style bows for festive gifts.
The key to the perfect ribbon is to cut it five times the length of the gift and wrap it on top of itself twice before tying the bow.
In another short TikTok video she demonstrated the process starting by playing the elegant gold ribbon over the wrapped gift and tied it around horizontally.
The corners of the paper met in the centre and Chantel was able to wrap the gift perfectly
Since no gift is complete without a bow, Chantel also revealed how to tie a Tiffany-style bows for festive gifts (pictured)
In the centre she then folded one ribbon strand upwards creating a right angle and continued to wrap the ribbon vertically.
Next, the long strand was tucked under the cross intersection in the middle and secured with a gentle pull.
She then tied the bow and trimmed the ends of the ribbon, creating a stunning luxurious presentation.
The simple DIY is the perfect alternative to buying expensive decorative bows often costing up to $8 each.
How to wrap a Christmas gift when you’re short on paper