Tips and Tricks for Wrapping Your Gifts

By  December 14, 2012

After you’ve made your list and checked it twice, give your gifts a special touch and get creative with your wrapping paper. These nine gifts are sure to stand out under the tree.

By row from top left:
1. Thrift Store Shirt
Gift wrap designer Jenn Playford wrapped her present with a thrift store shirt and a broach to dress it up. [Country Living]

2. Christmas Tree Silhouette Wrap
Create this cutout by cutting a pine-tree profile to reveal a layer of tissue underneath. [Martha Stewart]

3. Fabric Bottle Wrap
Skip the boring bottle bags when you gift wine or spirits this holiday season and try cloth instead. [Martha Stewart]

4. Cloth Gift Wrap
The art of wrapping gifts in cloth is called furoshiki in Japanese. It’s not only creative but eco-friendly! [Martha Stewart]

5. Pom Pom Christmas Tree
This easy and kid-friendly design can be created on plain paper or the wrapping paper of your choice. [Two Shades of Pink]

6. Fine Print
Stationer Jessica Murnane created this blossoming newspaper flower and added a festive touch of striped ribbon. [Country Living]

7. Shadow Boxes
Minhee Cho, owner of stationery store Paper+Cup, New York City created these gorgeous shadow boxes. Get the tutorial on [Country Living].

8. DIY Hand Stamped Gift Wrap
We love the neon touches on this hand stamped wrapping paper. Get the tutorial on [Cotton and Flax]

9. Rustic Wrap
We love the sweet details added to this brown paper. Add a sprig of holly or mistletoe to give yours a festive feel. [Vol25]