YOU may be surprised to hear that you have been using gift bags incorrectly all along.
Don’t worry if you made a mistake, a very knowledgeable gift wrap says there is an easy way to use gift bags the right way and it will actually keep the gift hidden.
The tip for using gift bags properly was shared by Instagram user @stylebug__ in a recent post.
“The right way to use a gift bag!” she said in the caption to a video.
Her simple trick is aimed at keeping gifts hidden once they are in the bag.
We often see gift bags presented completely open, but with tissue paper to hide the gift.
There is an easier way and it does not require any tissue paper, according to the Instagram user.
The video shows her holding a gift bag with text on the screen that says “All this time you used the gift bag incorrectly.”
She then gives a simple tip that makes sure the bag stays closed, thus hiding what’s inside, from prying eyes.
The Instagram user suggests looping the strings together from inside the bag.
“Take each hand off the handle and pull it through the opposite side,” she can be heard saying in the video.
She demonstrates what it looks like on a black and pink polka dot bag with a pink bow in front.
“Now pull the handles to close the bag,” she says.
And just like the inside of the bag is pulled tight together with no holes in sight.
“Now you know how to actually use a gift bag,” she said at the end of the video.