1 of 24 Tara Donne
Elegantly wrapped gifts can call for little more than striking paper and beautiful ribbon (and perhaps some handsome young men to carry them).
2 of 24 Kate Sears
With the help of your computer and a printer, your gift paper can do all the talking.
4 of 24 David Prince
Scissor out illustrations from old greeting cards and paste to plain stock paper for creative garnishes.
7 of 24 Rick Lew
Think outside of the (gift) box when it comes to wrapping. Paper of any kind―wallpaper, old maps, Sunday comics―will do.
9 of 24 Monica Buck
Secure a gift with an embellished ponytail holder a lucky little girl can use when the party is over.
11 of 24 Anita Calero
Bright construction paper becomes an offbeat ribbon with the help of a hole punch and some double-sided tape.
14 of 24 Anita Calero
A gorgeous fresh flower attached with double-sided tape and a satin ribbon adds a feminine touch.
15 of 24 Anita Calero
A simple band of paper adds color, while a ribbon in a similar tone ties it all together.
17 of 24 Kana Okada
Short on paper? Reuse colorful plastic bags. Triple-bag the gift, knot together the handles, then cut the tops of the loops and fan out the pieces.
18 of 24 James Baigrie
Enlarge a calendar page on a copier to cleverly wrap the gift―and note the special day.
20 of 24 Kana Okada
Circular boxes are great for odd-shaped presents like stuffed animals, bags, and dishware.
21 of 24 Kana Okada
Give extra with packaging that doubles as gifts, like pretty boxes that can be repurposed as desk organizers.
22 of 24 Bob Hiemstra
Ask each guest at a holiday wrapping party to bring one roll of paper so the group has a variety to work with.