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Got 5 minutes? 18 amazingly easy gift-wrapping ideas to try

Bethany Ramos DIY, Family Fun, Holiday, Lifestyle

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Use these quickie gift wrapping tips, and you’ll be more excited to give than receive. Don’t forget your essentials — double stick tape, scissors, and a hard surface for wrinkle-free wrapping.

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May your gifts look adorable, and your holidays be merry and bright.

Embellish:

1. Stamp rustic brown paper in silver with holiday images like Christmas trees, snowmen, stockings, and more.

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2. Adorn your gift with a bow of unusual material, like velvet, handmade paper, or felt.

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3. Take plain gift wrapping paper to the next level by adding your favorite holiday quotes with a metallic paint pen.

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4. Wrap your gift in vintage lace and a big, satin ribbon.

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5. Sketch or paint a vase on plain paper and glue on faux flowers to finish.

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Add:

6. Add a fun, personalized ornament to your gift – it doubles as an extra gift!

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7. Add a giant candy cane or lollipop to make a sweet statement.

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8. Rustic is in — pine cones, some cinnamon, and a sprig of pine will look lovely and will carry the spirit of the season.

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9. Take an old book with beautiful script and use the paper as gift wrap.

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Create:

10. Cut out a fun family photo into the shape of an ornament and make it into a gift tag.

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11. Print out scenes from your favorite Christmas movies, cut them into squares, and use them to decorate your gift wrap.

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12. Make origami out of Christmas paper — or fold an origami snowman — to place on top of a gift.
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13. Cut out the images from a children’s Christmas book and arrange them in a beautiful collage for a unique card.

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14. Print out old family photos and make them into gift tags that double as a card.

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Swap:

15. Pick a theme — like self-care or Christmas morning brunch — and use cellophane to wrap a gift basket.

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16. Put treats or stocking stuffers into large Mason jars and hand out as group gifts.

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17. Paint or decorate an inexpensive wine container or gift box that fits the shape of your present.

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18. Use a free pattern to crochet a gift bag or wine tote, which may still take newbies just a few minutes.

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For educational purposes only. Please contact your qualified professional for specific guidance. 

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