How to wrap a Christmas present like a professional: Mum reveals her trick for a ‘scalloped’ effect – and it’s sure to impress anyone in your family
- A mum has shown off her very impressive gift-wrapping technique on TikTok
- The mum makes an arrow or scalloped effect by folding extra triangles
- The simple technique is easy to follow and has proved very popular online
Mama Mila, a social influencer who posts cleaning and home maker hacks online
Mama Mila, a social influencer who posts cleaning and home maker hacks online, shared the video on Thursday night where it quickly went viral.
Just 15 hours later it had already been seen by more than 250,000 people who were keen to learn her tricks.
The mum films herself wrapping a brand new iPhone in gold paper.
To make the present look even more impressive she folded arrows into the top side.
And people were impressed – by the expensive gift as well as the way it was presented.
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Mama Mila has revealed how to wrap a present like a professional
‘I love this paper, well done,’ one woman said, adding: ‘I wouldn’t mind getting this gift’.
‘So simple but so beautiful, thankyou for the demonstration,’ said another.
Others requested the mum help with more complicated presents.
‘Could you show me how to wrap a bucket and shovel nicely?’ one mum asked.
This isn’t the first Christmas wrapping hack to go viral in the lead up to the festive season this year.
An organised mum-of-two recently revealed how to create beautiful handmade bows using a single ribbon and your fingers.
At first glance the DIY looks difficult to do, but after a few quick attempts the homemade bows are easy to master.
Melbourne mum Natasha, who goes by the name ‘Effective Spaces’ online, shared a video demonstrating how to make the perfect bow using your fingers and a single ribbon
In the clip she began by lining the red ribbon over her two forefingers, then using her other hand she wrapped it between her fingers three times
‘I love these as decorations, for table arrangements and Christmas trees (a larger version perhaps!) yet personally I would avoid using them on gifts as you need to stick them on,’ Natasha captioned the post.
The simple DIY is the perfect alternative to buying expensive decorative bows often costing up to $8 each.
In the clip she began by lining the red ribbon over her two forefingers, then using her other hand she wrapped it between her fingers three times.
Next, the longer end of the ribbon was tucked through the small opening between the middle of the two fingers and looped around itself.
After gently pulling the ribbon down to tighten the centre, she slid it off the fingers forming the sides of the bow.
The second strand was then pulled down to meet the first strand and the perfect small bow was formed.
The longer end of the ribbon was tucked through the small opening between the middle of the two fingers and looped around itself (left). After gently pulling down on the ribbon to tighten the centre, she slid the ribbon off the fingers forming the sides of the bow (right)
The now-viral video has since been viewed more than 1.8million times and received hundreds of comments praising the simple technique.
‘Just in time for holiday wrapping season! Thank you!’ one person wrote.
‘The perfect bow!’ another added, and a third wrote: ‘Wow!’