5 Creative Gift Wrapping Techniques


Make your Own Paper

Store bought paper is an easy, but not terribly creative choice. So why not make your own gift wrap? Many computers come with easy-to-use, built-in graphic programs so you can make your own designs, or just print out a message with fun fonts. But if you're a technophobe, why not take a plain piece of white paper and draw some designs on it? Glitter and paint pens are great for this, as are magic markers or even crayons, for a playful touch. If you want to skip the paper and make a reusable gift box, you can take a plain brown box and collage it with magazine cutouts or decoupage with colorful pieces of scrapbook paper. A beautiful handmade gift wrap may even guarantee it doesn't end up in the trash.