Primark reveals the three ways to use their paper bags as free wrapping paper when stores re-open next week

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SHOPPERS are getting ready to flock back to Primark as the store re-opens next week – with some locations throwing open their doors for 24 hours. 

If you needed any more incentive to head down to your nearest branch, this year their paper bags double up as free wrapping paper. 

This year Primark’s paper bags double up as wrapping paper

As the nation gets ready to wrap their presents, Primark has shared the three ways to re-use their bags as gift wrap.

They shared a clip to Facebook, saying: “Take a look at how to use our festive paper bag to wrap some of your Christmas pressies this year.

“Look out for these bags when stores reopen!”

The store revealed how to create a cracker, a stocking and wrap the perfect rectangle with the striped bags. 

The store showed how to create a cracker, a stocking and how to wrap a box

The first step for the trio of designs involves cutting off the handles and bottom of the bag, so you can lay out the paper flat. 

If you’re giving something rectangular, you can easy fold the sides over and secure with tape to create a cute gift – complete with a decoration. 

If you’re giving something small, say a pair of earrings, you’re going to need some empty loo rolls. 

Start by cutting the bag to shape, and roll the paper around the cardboard, securing with a piece of tape. 


Primark stores are re-opening on December 2 after lockdown [/caption]

Separate the tube into thirds, and tie a piece of ribbon in-between the gap between each loo roll – mimicking a Christmas cracker. 

Remove the loo rolls as you go, but make sure to pop your present inside before tying up the last end. 

Next Primark showed shoppers how to make an adorable stocking wrapper, which they said was ideal for gift cards. 

Start by cutting out a stocking shape on two pieces of paper, then holding them together punch holes around the edge.


Some branches will be opening for 24 hours after the lockdown lifts [/caption]

Take a long, thin, piece of ribbon and lace up each side, either ensuring your gift is in the middle, or popping it in the top when you’re done. 

The festive team at Primark finished off their stocking with a bow, but you can add any decoration you like. 

Hundreds of fans have praised the store, with one fan saying: “Go you Primark not that I need an excuse to shop can’t wait for next week.”

Another wrote: “Great idea Primark, keeping it green and saving the planet well done.”


Primark showed how to wrap boxes, small presents, boxes and gift cards[/caption]

While a third commented: “Fantastic idea well done primark.” 

The high street staple was forced to close due to coronavirus restrictions, but will be welcoming back fashion fans from December 2. 

After the second lockdown lifts, 11 flagships stores will be opening at 7am on Wednesday until closing time on December 3.

Full list of Primark stores opening 24 hours

PRIMARK will trade in the following stores from 7am on Wednesday 2 December and trade 24 hours through until normal closing time on Thursday 3 December.

  • Trafford
  • York Monks Cross
  • Leeds White Rose
  • Bluewater
  • Lakeside
  • Birmingham Fort
  • Meadowhall
  • Stratford
  • White City
  • Charlton
  • Gateshead Metrocentre

During December, Primark’s UK stores will trade to a minimum of 8pm on weekdays.

Town High Street stores will trade until 8pm.

Town Shopping centre stores will trade until 8pm.

Retail Parks will trade until 10pm as a minimum, with the following stores trading until midnight:

  • Charlton, York Monks Cross, Banbury, Edinburgh Fort

Major Shopping Centres will trade until 10pm as a minimum, with the following stores trading:

  • Until 11pm: Meadowhall, Bluewater, Lakeside, Metro, White City, Stratford
  • Until Midnight: Leeds White Rose, Braehead, Trafford

Major High St Stores, the majority will trade until 10pm, with the following stores trading:

  • Until 9pm: Belfast Bank, Belfast Fountain house, Bristol, Nottingham
  • Until 11pm: Oxford St East, Oxford St West

If you’re not able to get down to one of the stores open for 24 hours, you can take advantage of their extended opening hours.

Primark plans to extend opening hours in all of its 153 stores in England in the run-up to Christmas.

The store also revealed that it will open branches until at least 8pm on weekdays until December 23.

And here’s the 5 Primark must-haves when shops open for 24hrs on December 2.

Plus an ex-Primark worker reveals the best time to grab new stock and why you should ALWAYS take home the hangers.

Meanwhile Primark to open 11 stores for 24 hours on December 2 as it extends opening hours before Christmas – see the full list.

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