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.