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As you can see, we’re just 11 days away from Christmas. I think one of the most daunting things for me is presentation. I may have the best gift in the WORLD, but wrapping it in five-year-old snowman paper takes away a bit of the allure. That’s why this year I’m committing to professional presentation. I want gifts that stand out underneath the tree because of their unique packaging.

Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

One of my favorite ideas is this simple yet totally charming gift packaging using butcher paper, twine and birch bark. First, wrap your gift in classic brown butcher paper. To create the patterned tie, criss-cross twine around your thumb and pinky in a figure-eight pattern. Paint the twine in random spots with your desired color, then wrap it around the box and birch bark gift tag.


5 Responses

  1. Judy C. says:

    I was more creative with my wrapping this year and they turned out really well.

  2. Celeste says:

    I love the simplicity of using the brown paper (butcher paper). Then setting it off with great ribbon and other decorations.

  3. Rhonda M. says:

    I like the colored pinecones shown. Red, green, gold and silver are my favorite colors to paint them. Sprinkled with glitter.

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  5. Ginger--Pasadena, CA says:

    Just like the plain butcher paper, using brown lunch bags with the top folded over, topped with a paper doilie then stapling a gift bow or Christmas pick on makes a wonderful and inexpensive wrap. Everyone I give these to don't want to open it so it makes no different how inexpensive the gift inside is, you've already given them a gift to remember! Great for baby showers and other occasions, too, just change up the embellishments.

Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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