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It’s all about attention to details when it comes to the holidays, especially when wrapping gifts for family and friends. Traditional wrapping paper is never a disappointment, but why not take it up a notch and really impress everyone on your list?

Neutral Gift WrapNeutral Gift Wrap by WhipperBerry

If you like the clean lines of neutral gift wrap, use wax paper to make a bow instead of colorful paper. The bow resembles a snowball, and you can finish it off with ribbon for a look that will stand out under the tree. For a rustic approach, use basic brown wrapping paper, and glue a cotton yarn pom pom to a small stick. Attach the sticks to your gift with twine.

Yarn Gift WrapColorful Yarn Gift Wrap by More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

If you’d prefer bold color, wrap multiple strands of colorful yarn around brown wrapping paper.

Gift Wrap WreathsWrapping Paper Wreath by Michele Made Me; Small Paper Wreaths by A Subtle Revelry

Once you’re done wrapping your gifts, put the scraps to good use by making a wreath. Try this three-dimensional wreath, or work on a smaller scale by making tiny paper wreaths as gift box embellishments.

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8 Responses

  1. Fabulous post, and incredibly gorgeous photos.

  2. Tonya says:

    I've always used the plain brown paper to wrap Christmas gifts with. Then it's fun to be creative with ribbon and decorating the package and they are always a standout and I get lots of compliments on them.

  3. Hope J. says:

    I really like the wax paper bows. The how-to looks very easy.

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