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Woolworths Christmas bags can also be used as wrapping paper

How this 20c Christmas hack will save you hundreds of dollars on wrapping – and all you need to do is head to the supermarket

  • Woolworths has released festive reusable bags that double as wrapping paper
  • A customer used the bags out as wrapping paper and loved the ‘simple’ results 
  • Shoppers have been praising Woolies for the ‘money-saving’ Christmas hack 

A Woolworths shopper was surprised to discover that the stores limited edition Christmas themed shopping bags is the perfect wrapping paper option.

The 20c recyclable bags have been praised as a cheaper and more sustainable option than buying gift wrap as most traditional types can’t be recycled. 

Melbourne mum-of-three Shantelle Conway didn’t realise the bag could be used as wrapping paper until she noticed a small scissor line at the bottoms of the bag indicating where to cut.

At first she was worried a present wrapped in the bag wouldn’t look very good, but was delighted with the chic result.

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A mum discovered that Woolworths 20c reusable shopping bags (pictured) can also be used as budget-friendly wrapping paper at Christmas

The mum noticed a scissors line on the bag, designed as a guide for cutting the bag to use as wrapping paper

She wasn't sure how it would look at first but gave it a go and was 'delighted with the results'

The mum noticed a scissors line on the bag, designed as a guide for cutting the bag to use as wrapping paper. She wasn’t sure how it would look at first but gave it a go and was ‘delighted with the results’

Shantelle received a lot of attention for a TikTok she uploaded showing how she used the bag to wrap a gift.

‘I did my shopping at Woolworths the other day and I got their reusable bags and at the bottom I could see the little scissors image,’ she said.

‘They are reusable for your shopping but you can actually use them as wrapping paper too.’

The mum used the bag to wrap up a cheese board and said it was ‘pretty easy’.

‘I decided to chop one of the bags up and give it a go,’ she said. 

Shantelle chopped off the bag handles, the bottom of the bag and the sides of the bag off to have one long sheet of wrapping paper. 

‘I laid the paper out, folded it over and stuck it all down. Then I did the corners. If you want you can add a little bow. I put some twine on it. I love it.’

‘I wasn’t sure how it would look but gave it a go and loved it.’

The mum praised the wrapping paper for being ‘quite thick’ but warns that you might have to double up on sticky tape when wrapping the bag. 

Woolies shoppers are obsessed with the cheap hack, and love that the bag is simple and doesn't look 'super tacky' with advertising

Woolies shoppers are obsessed with the cheap hack, and love that the bag is simple and doesn’t look ‘super tacky’ with advertising

Woolies fans love the budget hack, describing it as a great ‘money-saver’ over Christmas.

‘Genius! Well done Woolies,’ one woman said.

‘I actually love this idea they had! So good. It doesn’t look bad either, I thought it would look super tacky,’ another commented.

‘And there’s no advertising material on it either. Love Woolies,’ another wrote.

One mum said it reminded her how her mother used to wrap presents in the 1980s using brown paper bags.

‘We’re really excited this year to have launched our Christmas themed paper bag,’ said James Hepworth, Woolworths Supermarkets Commercial Director for Everyday Needs.

‘This paper bag is made from 70 per cent recycled material and can be easily recycled or reused for future shopping trips.’

‘But what’s fantastic about this Christmas bag is that customers can cut along a line, open it up and use it to wrap Christmas presents at home, and recycle kerbside once the gift is unwrapped.’

The store outlined that the bag can be used as wrapping paper, a gift bag, Christmas decorations or for Christmas cards. 

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 Regular-shaped gifts  

1. Use plain brown paper as it looks stylish.

2. Measure the paper so that it covers the top of the gift, halfway up the bottom and across the sides. 

3. Push the sides inwards to create two triangles.

4. Fold the triangles inwards and repeat on the other side.

6. Fold the second triangles over the first set.

7. Secure the base of the present. 

 Irregular-shaped gifts

1. Fold your wrapping paper into a trifold and tape it.

2. Fold the bottom upwards, create a diamond and fold the bottom and top inwards. 

3. Tape it together.

4. Place your present inside the container and seal the top with clear tape.

5. Add a ribbon around the parcel for decoration.

(Source: mama_mila_)

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