Everyone on TikTok is going crazy over this ingenious, accessible gift wrapping hack that doesn’t require tape or ribbon. It is a common fold in Japanese culture and is perfect for those lacking wrapping resources.
If you’re anything like me, doing homework until the eleventh hour is something you’re very familiar with. We procrastinate, and we’re last minute – especially when it comes to wrapping Christmas presents.
Luckily, I came across this viral gift wrapping hack on TikTok that piqued my interest. I wanted to try it out because if it works, it’s sure to be a game-changer for Christmas Eve. Here are my thoughts on it.
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The TikTok video by @techowlpa (opens in a new tab) Showcasing the available wrapping paper hack received over 540,000 views and 65,000 likes in a short span of 3 days, leaving fans extremely impressed.
It’s a little hard to explain how to do this wrapping method through explanation alone, but the video was a great guide to getting started. So if in doubt, refer back to the video.
Admittedly, I had to call in extra backup from my little sister to help me figure out the nooks and crannies in the beginning, as I’m not very good at wrapping in the first place, without the help of tape and tape anyway. But the results pleasantly surprised me.
After following the video step-by-step, I was left with the cutest little wrapped gift, but mind you, definitely not perfect. The top finishing fold ended up a little crooked due to some wrong measurements on my part, but definitely not overly unattractive. I would say I did a decent job.
For this hack, I used a recyclable, thicker, no-waste gift wrap, which worked well, but made it a little harder to get clean folds since the paper was stiffer. Something to keep in mind if you want to try this out – if it’s your first time, you can choose something thinner first while you get used to the pleats.
This gift wrapping hack is a perfect little addition to your zero-waste gift wrapping ideas, and fans in the comments agree saying, “also super easy to reuse the paper this way too,” since there’s no ripping involved.
It’s also a brilliant and affordable way to wrap presents for those who struggle with opening presents, rather than just opting for a gift bag – everyone deserves the joy of opening their own gift during the holidays.
Overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you’re looking to spruce up your gift wrapping this year, especially if you’re short on time and low on decorative resources – this definitely won’t be the last time I use this gift wrap hack.
It’s sure to leave your gift recipients mesmerized to say the least. Do you want to try it?