If Christmas shopping isn’t stressful enough, there is also the added pressure of presenting a perfectly wrapped gift.
It can become an overwhelming and fiddly task especially when you have dozens of presents piled up waiting to be wrapped.
But one woman has come up with a clever solution that will not only save you time, but paper wastage too.
Taking to a popular hacks and decor Facebook page with more than 380,000 members, the Sydney mum revealed that instead of using sheets of Christmas paper, she wraps her gifts using $1.50 tea towels from Kmart.
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“Kmart tea towels used as wrapping paper,” she captioned an image showing her clever idea.
Her post immediately caught the attention of hundreds of fellow shoppers who branded it as the “best idea ever”.
“Looks awesome,” a Kmart Home Decor & Hacks member wrote.
“I was thinking about doing this too!!” another user wrote.
“Such a great idea. So much better than wrapping paper on all levels,” a third person commented.
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Others said it was a great way to help the environment too.
“That’s an awesome idea and no wastage with wrapping paper when unwrapped,” one woman said.
“This is a brilliant idea less landfill,” wrote another, while a third added, “And wont RIP like paper GREAT idea”.
Some said they have been using the method for years and were excited to see it’s become popular.
“Done this for years. Best idea ever,” one woman wrote.
“My mother wrapped gifts in tea towels 40 years ago, people thought she was strange. Now it’s a thing. Love it,” another added, while some likened it to Furoshiki, a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport clothes and gifts.
To wrap her gifts, the woman used two Cockatoo-themed tea towels valued at $1.50 each.
Another woman, from Brisbane, also took to Facebook to reveal how she too used the kitchen item to neatly wrap her gifts.
At first glance, it looks as though her presents are wrapped using Christmas paper. But upon closer inspection, she has instead used the stores $5 Christmas tea towels.
“Love Kmart for gifts and wrapping gifts in the beautiful Australiana Christmas tea towels. Kmart for the win!” Nadia wrote in her caption.
HOW DOES IT WORK:
Depending on their shape, it could be as simple as rolling the item in the tea towel and using twine to secure it, or wrapping it how you would normally using paper.
But due to the thick and sturdy material, it makes the process that much easier.