YOU might be surprised to learn that you’ve been using gift bags wrong this whole time.
Don’t worry if you’ve been getting it wrong, a very knowledgeable gift wrapper says there is an easy way to use gift bags the right way and it will actually keep the present hidden.
The tip for using gift bags correctly was dished out by Instagram user @stylebug__ in a recent post.
“Right way to use a gift bag!” she said in the caption of a video.
Her simple trick is aimed at keeping presents hidden once they are inside the bag.
Oftentimes we see gift bags presented completely open, but with tissue paper to conceal the gift.
There is an easier way, and it doesn’t require any tissue paper, according to the Instagram user.
The video shows her holding a gift bag with text on the screen that reads “This whole time you were using the gift bag wrong.”
She then offers a simple tip that makes sure the bag stays closed, thus concealing whatever is inside from any curious eyes.
The Instagram user suggests looping the strings together from inside the bag.
“Take each hand of 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 on the front.
“Now pull the handles to close the bag,” she says.
And just like that the inside of the bag is pulled tightly together with no gaps in sight.
“Now you know how to actually use a gift bag,” she said at the end of the video.