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4 Easy Ways to Make Customized Gift Wrap

Giving the perfect gift takes a lot of thought, so don't blow it with subpar presentation. Rather than tossing perfection in a store-bought bag, wrap it up in a way that is guaranteed to impress. The four ideas below are almost too impressive, but each is an easy way to achieve a custom look; some of them use materials you probably have lying around the house. Find out which paper suits your style, pin it to remember, and then start wrapping!

1. Paint It

If you're feeling ambitious — the holidays tend to do that— then try making your own patterned wrapping paper. Using Kraft paper, paint, and stamps, you can let your inner artist shine. To try this idea on a smaller scale, use paint and stamps to make your own gift tags instead.

2. Write It

Isn't this the cutest? Jot down any message you want following this straightforward tutorial. This is an idea you'll want to remember for birthdays and other holidays, too.

3. Accessorize It

Everything in life (even wrapping paper) is better with the perfect accessory. During the holidays, why not accessorize your gift with an ornament? Save major bucks and make your own using hobby clay and cookie cutters. Adorable ribbon is obviously a must.

4. Tape It

Here's an idea we're obsessed with: duct tape gift wrap! It's actually a lot easier than it looks: just follow this photo guide to create the only adornment you'll need on a kraft-paper package. Hands down, a life hack that's guaranteed to impress.

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