You cut an appropriate size sheet of paper, fold, tape, and slap on a bow and card with the recipient's name. You're good to go, right? This is how most of us have approached gift wrapping since we learned the basics back in the day. But if you think that's all there is to know about making your presents pretty, I am about to blow your mind. Turns out I've been wasting paper, creating unnecessary hassles, and missing opportunities for dead simple decorations all this time. Consider my mind blown. Wrapping gifts got a whole lot easier with these clever ideas! I'm not the only one who is shocked to realize I've been wrapping presents wrong my entire life. How did I not know about the diagonal trick? I kind of want to unwrap and rewrap now.
In the video, Branciforte places the box in the middle of the wrapping paper and then folds the corners in and tapes them onto the box, wrapping diagonally rather than horizontally. She then folds the edges up until they are flush with the box, moving around the box as she does so - and the result is a perfectly wrapped gift.
Many of you have seen videos on how to diagonally wrap a present. At some point the person showing this technique will invariably say that it "saves paper". Although this technique does have some advantages, saving paper is not one of them. This Instructable will explain how to size your paper for diagonal wrapping. Included is a spreadsheet, that given the dimensions of your box to be wrapped, will calculate the required paper size for both diagonal and rectangular wrapping. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. There is really no such things as a two dimensional package. However objects like LPs, calendars, booklets, etc have such a small thickness compared to the length and width, they can be thought of as two dimensional. A LP is 12" by 12".
The diagonal gift-wrapping hack is particularly useful if you often cut paper too short. Instead of wasting paper and starting over, you can save time by wrapping the gift diagonally. The hack is particularly useful if you often cut paper too short to wrap a gift. The video went viral when Twitter user chUckbUte shared the second clip of the wrapping hack. In the video, the box seems too big for the already cut piece of wrapping paper. As of Thursday afternoon, the video had You can watch the video below. You've got to be kidding me. After all these years In a separate tweet, chUckbUte gave credit to BlossomHacks, who created the original content of the video.
It is frustrating. It is wasteful. But it is also, apparently, avoidable? On early Monday morning, British book retailer Waterstones tweeted a life-hack video showing how to easily handle this nightmare scenario. It clearly resonated with people — nearly 21, Twitter users have retweeted it, and almost 90, have liked it. In total, it has been viewed 13 million million! The hack — which is designed for rectangular-shaped presents, like books or apparel boxes — is embarrassingly simple.
Instead, try positioning the gift diagonally in the middle of the paper , and folding in the corners accordingly. The trick has shocked the masses. If you want to get really fancy, the extended version of the life-hack video, which was posted over the weekend by BlossomHacks and viewed more than 4.
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