Woolies shopper's 'genius' Christmas hack with 20c paper bags

A Woolies shopper has shared their 'genius' Christmas hack using the supermarket's 20 cent brown paper bags.

The crafty customer took to Facebook to reveal how they repurposed the shopping bags their groceries are delivered in as gift wrap ahead of the festive season.

A rectangular Christmas present wrapped in brown paper with the name 'Ryah' written in red pen. Photo: Facebook.
A Woolies shopper has shown how they upcycle the store's brown paper bags. Photo: Facebook.

"I found a use for all the paper bags I get from Woolies click & collect! I’ll add a red ribbon and they’ll look schmick," they announced in a group for Woolies fans.

The shopper uploaded three photos: one of the paper bag as-is, another mid-way through the project and a third of the end result.

They showed how they first deconstructed the bag by cutting down one side then flattening it out. When wrapping the present, they made sure the outside of the bag with the Woolies logo was facing down, leaving them a blank canvas to write the recipient's name and add a ribbon.


A Woolworths paper shopping bag with a large green Woolworths logo. Photo: Facebook.
The paper bags cost 20 cents. Photo: Facebook.

Fellow Facebook users took to the comments to gush over the nifty trick, with one fan declaring it, "Genius".

"Love this!! I have heaps of these paper bags I’m stealing this one," added another.

"Great idea," wrote a third.

Not only is upcycling paper shopping bags easy and affordable but it's also an eco-friendly alternative to traditional single-use wrapping paper.

With Christmas just under two months away, several big-name supermarkets are already rolling out their yuletide goodies.

A Woolworths paper shopping bag that's been taken apart. Photo: Facebook.
First, the shopper flattened the Woolies bag. Photo: Facebook.

Earlier this month, Coles launched their 2021 festive range with 150 new items including everything from crackling ham roasts to summer berry trifles and Christmas icing figurines.

Woolies followed suit, releasing the first products from its 2021 Gold Christmas dessert range with plum puddings, fruit mince tarts, shortbread and slices hitting shelves across the country.

And more recently, Aldi unveiled its most 'luxurious' range yet featuring 21 new premium products including a deluxe 30-month matured pudding from the UK for just $19.99.

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