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Gift Wrap A Birthday Present Using Shoelaces As Ribbon

01/02/2013 08:26 am ET | Updated Jan 02, 2013

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the gift giving has stopped. The new year brings months of upcoming birthdays and special occasions. If you’re tired of plain old ribbon and wrapping paper, Real Simple discovered a great gift wrap idea.

All you have to do is take a pair of clean shoelaces and wrap them around the present as you would with traditional trimming. Tie the accessory in a bow and you’ve added simple and creative flare.

This is a great idea because it gives use to all those extra laces we have, plus it adds a personal touch to any bounty.

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