This nifty gift wrap bag trick can be scaled up or down to fit your gift
1 Place the pressie in the middle of the paper, making sure you have enough paper to cover it.
2 Set your gift aside. Fold your edges to meet and overlap in the centre (ideally hiding ‘raw’ edges) and tape from top to bottom.
3 Fold up the bottom of the paper. This will be your base, so the fold needs to be as wide as your gift.
4 Unfold the base and bring each open ‘side’ towards the centre: you’re making two triangles that touch to look like a diamond. Secure with tape.
5 Take the top and bottom points of the diamond and fold them onto each other and tape into place to make a secure base.
6 The gift can go inside the newly formed bag. Fold the top over to hide raw edges for a neat finish.
The December issue features a cracker of a Miscellany Christmas special (page 99), packed with puzzles, games, stocking fillers, bad jokes, amazing facts and forgotten wisdom, including:
- Mix a great martini
- Secret Santa gifts
- Make sweet frumenty
- Christmas i-spy
- How to carve turkey
- Fizzy amaretto sours
- Make invisible ink
- Froebel stars
- Wrapping awkward gifts
- Beat the family at games
- The Simple Things’ sprouts & crackers board game
- Identifier: Bestseller toys
- Bah humbug word search