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    20 Easy Gift Wrapping Hacks You Still Have Time To Do

    Aaand that's a wrap!

    1. Use the funnies section of the newspaper because it's ~eco-friendly~ and free(ish).

    2. Or just use brown paper bags if you read the news on your phone.

    3. Stack homemade cookies in a gift-wrapped Pringle can.

    4. Pleat the ends of cylinders to wrap them without turning them into an awkward Tootsie Roll.

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    See it here.

    5. Attach your favorite photo of them instead of writing out gift tags.

    6. Fold ribbon, cut two v-notches on either side, tie a thin ribbon around them, and fluff them out to shape.

    7. Or just paint on some simple bows because IMHO that's actually cuter.

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    See it here.

    8. Cut slits into a paper cup and stuff some cookies or headphones in there or something!

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    It's already late, so don't overthink it. See it here.

    9. And if you hate making bows, just tie some tulle on, instead.

    10. Tuck fabric around a rubber band to quickly dress up a plant you're gifting.

    11. Wrap awkwardly shaped boxes diagonally and it will look perfect every time.

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    So. Much. Easier. See it here.

    12. Cut out triangles from heavy paper or poster board to make triangle-shaped boxes that'll wrap almost any odd-shaped item you have.

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    This works best with small and medium size gifts; just cut out bigger triangles as needed. See it here.

    13. Fold leftover toilet paper rolls into last-minute boxes with a bit of paint or washi tape.

    14. Or make your gift wrapping the actual gift by cutting out a few sheets of paper and linking them together.

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    You're like a real live Willy Wonka with this gift. See it here.

    15. Buy a single roll of plain wrapping paper, and use paint or stamps to personalize it however you want.

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    See it here or learn how to make tiny polka dots with a pencil eraser here.

    16. Twist strips of magazine paper into pretty bows for a personal touch.

    17. Slice a few pieces of card stock and fold them into a last-minute gift box.

    18. To make sure your paper-wrapped gift comes out neatly, remember to crease all your folds really sharply.

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    See it here.

    19. Tie some string around a bag of candy to make a festive bow that they won't throw out after they pull it off the box.

    20. And save a few more rolls to keep your wrapping paper organized.

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    Basically, stop throwing out toilet paper rolls immediately. See it here.

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