An easy way to gift-wrap something is to use old newspaper. But when you’re done wrapping a gift, the ink from the newsprint can easily transfer to hands and cause a mess. To prevent ink from transferring, all you have to do is give your perfectly presentable newspaper-wrapped gift a light coating of hair spray. The hair spray dries to a shellacklike finish, and when the recipient unwraps the gift, not only are their hands ink-free, but the paper is still recyclable.
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