6 unexpected wrapping ideas
Personalized Photo Paper
Show off those holiday selfies with customized photo wrapping paper. Not only is it a good excuse to prove to everyone how well you can rock an ugly Christmas sweater, but you’ll find out who your real friends are based on who throws out the gift wrap once all is said and done.
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By Rachel Sylvester
Black & White DIY
Feeling crafty (and extremely lazy)? Basic black paper and chalkboard markers are a super-easy way to wrap a gift for a look that says, “Check out how much effort I put into your present!” (When in actuality you were drinking your weight in eggnog and watching Scandal.)
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Printed Take-Out Boxes
They’re not just for leftovers anymore! Printed take-out containers work great for holding little gifts—especially those last-minute ones—since they’re cheap, recyclable and require little skill to assemble.
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Sure, we prefer our cupcake liners with, you know, actual cake inside of them, but when stacked on top of one another, these printed papers sweeten up any package. And they also send the message that you’re thrifty and great with a hand-mixer.
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Thanks to Google you haven’t had a need for paper maps in quite some time now, so dig ‘em out of your glove box and start snipping away. The heavy-duty paper won’t rip, your gifts will look really cool, and you can spend your hard-earned Christmas money on better things than store-bought paper, like more mapping apps!
Empty Mason Jars
Want an easy way to fool your friends into thinking those store-bought cookies were made from scratch? Package desserts in mason jars, then add a bow and a cute printed label, and voilà! You’ll get instant baking cred.