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Gift wrapping ideas from your closet: Plaid-on-plaid

Plaid and tartan are the 'it' pattern of the season.

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Plaid and tartan are the ‘it’ pattern of the season and thankfully this classic print is already in your closet. Put it to good use with a wrapping hack that’s equal parts masculine and sweet.

Plaid and tartan are the ‘it’ pattern of the season and thankfully this classic print is already in your closet. Put it to good use with a wrapping hack that’s equal parts masculine and sweet.
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Lay the button-down shirt flat and cut across horizontally, starting right under sleeves. Discard the top section.

Lay the button-down shirt flat and cut across horizontally, starting right under sleeves. Discard the top section.
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Next, wrap gift by centering on the fabric – with buttons facing in. This will give you a crisp, flat look. Don't forget to wrap with triangle corners and tape with fabric tape!

Next, wrap gift by centering on the fabric – with buttons facing in. This will give you a crisp, flat look. Don't forget to wrap with triangle corners and tape with fabric tape!
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Don't forget to wrap with triangle corners and tape with fabric tape!

Don't forget to wrap with triangle corners and tape with fabric tape!
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Next, with your contrast plaid shirt cut two 2-inch wide strips starting from the bottom towards the shirt's neckline.

Next, with your contrast plaid shirt cut two 2-inch wide strips starting from the bottom towards the shirt's neckline.
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Fold and hot glue raw edges towards each other to create a makeshift ribbon that’ll wrap around your gift.

Fold and hot glue raw edges towards each other to create a makeshift ribbon that’ll wrap around your gift.
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Wrap one of the strips all the way around the package. Secure at the bottom with fabric tape.

Wrap one of the strips all the way around the package. Secure at the bottom with fabric tape.
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With your last fabric strip, fold a 1” long piece into a clean ribbon by folding raw edges towards each other. Hot glue onto the middle of the bowtie to secure together.

With your last fabric strip, fold a 1” long piece into a clean ribbon by folding raw edges towards each other. Hot glue onto the middle of the bowtie to secure together.
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Pinch the middle together and pull both edges back up towards you, secure with a hot glue gun.

Pinch the middle together and pull both edges back up towards you, secure with a hot glue gun.
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Just a tad of plaid for the wrap hack win!

Just a tad of plaid for the wrap hack win!
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