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Give the gift of misdirected expectations this year with this brilliant decoy gift wrapping tutorial by Instructables member gogglecrab. The tutorial essentially suggests casting an easily identifiable object in paper mache so that you can hide your real gift inside the shell of the fake gift!

I can attest to the effectiveness of this gift wrapping technique because I have been the victim of a decoy gift myself. When I was a kid I found a distinctly fishing pole-shaped gift under the tree. When I unwrapped the gift I discovered that it was 2 empty wrapping paper rolls taped together with a yo-yo placed where the reel should have been. Thanks Dad.