Using a paintbrush or your fingers, apply glue to the pinecones.
Roll them on a plate or toss them in a plastic baggie filled with glitter.
Once dry, attach to the gift with yarn, ribbon, or jewelry wire. (Note: The same procedure also works with large maple leaves.)
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Roll out about 20 inches of standard packaging tape, sticky side up, on a table surface.
Weigh down the ends with rocks or something heavy.
Place dried, flattened flowers; holiday-colored confetti; loops of yarn or any decoration of your choice onto the adhesive.
Apply the tape all the way around a wrapped package, as if it were a ribbon.
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Starting with the paper of your choice―wrapping paper, magazine tear-outs, metallic tissue paper―make 3 to 4 different-sized snowflakes. (Miss that day in school? Fold the paper multiple times and use scissors to cut your own patterns on the folded seam.)
Unfold the snowflakes.
Using a glue stick, affix them to the surface of a wrapped package in a contrasting color.