Add some extra details to your holiday gifts with these paper techniques. Here’s how to create pop-up, pleated, and fringe-adorned presents.

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Add a pleated band to an already-wrapped gift for some structure and sophistication. First, wrap the gift in the paper of your choice. Cut a piece of complementary paper and fold accordion-style, then wrap the band around the box and secure with tape. For a finishing touch, tuck a gift tag into the pleats. Watch the how-to:Pretty Pleated Gift Wrap
Emily Kinni
Emily Kinni

Pretty Pleated Gift Wrap

Add a pleated band to an already-wrapped gift for some structure and sophistication. First, wrap the gift in the paper of your choice. Cut a piece of complementary paper and fold accordion-style, then wrap the band around the box and secure with tape. For a finishing touch, tuck a gift tag into the pleats.

Watch the how-to: Pretty Pleated Gift Wrap

Emily Kinni

Festive Fringe Accents

Add some glamorous flair to a wrapped present with these tassels. Fringe small strips of paper, then roll and secure with glue. Draw three arcs on the front of the present and glue the tassels to the box.

Watch the how-to: Festive Fringe Accents

Emily Kinni

Pop Up Gift Wrap

For a 3D accent, take your favorite patterned wrapping paper, cut out shapes or silhouettes with an X-acto knife, and wrap the gift. Then, carefully fold up the shapes and press hard on each crease to make sure it stays up.

Watch the how-to: Pop Up Gift Wrap