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    This Ingenious Wrapping Trick Will Make Secret Santa Even Easier

    Saint Nick's got nothing on you.

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    Your Secret Santa party is tomorrow and you have literally no idea what to get for Doug in HR.


    "I don't know, I think he likes.... sports?"

    Not to worry. This genius wrapping trip will elevate any random gift you grab in a heartbeat.


    Even better, you can make it for free using office supplies.

    It's a gift RAP, get it?!!!!

    1. Start by tracing this shape 8 to 12 times on thick cardstock.

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    If you want to use three colors, do this 9 or 12 times. If you are fine with two, use 8 or 10. Feeling really ambitious? Trace 8 or 12 for a pattern of 4 colors.

    Get the printable PDF here.

    Take a minute. Nobody's judging.


    It's ok, take your time.

    2. Cut out your pieces.

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    Be careful to cut even nicks around the circles so that they hook tightly.

    3. Link the ends of one side together in a circle.

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    Take a minute to space them out evenly so that they match up when you build the opposing swirl.

    Lay it down and watch it SWIRL.

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    4. Flip the whole thing over and connect the other ends together.

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    To get the top started, connect the first and third arms, then put in the second. If this is confusing, just follow the GIF. That's what we made it for, fool.

    After that, just add in all the other arms in order, the same way you connected them for the bottom of the box.

    5. Gently spread two strips to sneak little gifts in there. Get creative! Stuff it with chocolates, alcohol nips, or a pair of earrings.

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    If you can't bear to let go of the swirly goodness, make a new one to keep for yourself, and use it as decoration.

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    Stick a battery-powered tea light in there for some mood lighting.

    Watch the full tutorial here.

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