A picture’s worth a thousand words. But I’ll throw in a few words to boot, just for good measure.

Brown paper bag

All you need is a brown paper (inside) bag. Or one with a theme appropriate to the event.

open the bag

Carefully separate the seams of the bag until you can lay it out flat. Make sure to keep the string from the handle.

Put the side of the bag you want showing, face-down and the gift on top.

Wrap the gift

Wrap the gift normally.

Wrapping the gift

strip that holds the handles

Now take the strip that the handles went through and use it for the card.

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Finally, tie the cord around it, making sure to loop it through its original holes in the "card".

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