1. Hand-print fabric for gift wrap that can be used over and over again: unruly-things.com Find out how here. 2. Or use fabric as ribbon: danamadeit.com What monster would want to cover up a box this pretty? Directions here. 3. Dip a box or gift bag in confetti: poppytalk.blogspot.com After wrapping your present, cover one end in double-stick tape and dip it in confetti. Glitter would work too, although your friend or loved one might not forgive you if it means they'll be covered in it for the rest of their earthly days. This idea comes from Tokketok. 4. Make your own gift bag: hellosandwich.blogspot.com Directions here. 5. Use chalkboard markers on black bags or paper: nashvillewrapscommunity.com Buy them here. 6. Or make chalkboard gift tags: ohthelovelythings.com Directions here. 7. Use cereal boxes to make little gift boxes: blightdesign.com Find out how here. 8. Decorate a pouch for small presents: ohhellofriendblog.com Aww shucks! Directions here. 9. Wrap a plant in a square of pretty paper or fabric: marthastewart.com / Via bystephanielynn.com Just make sure you're giving it to someone who won't go away for a week and forget to water it, leaving it to shrivel and die on their window sill. (Not that I would know a thing about that.) Find out how here. 10. Slip a small plant under some twine to transform plain brown wrapping: sunday-suppers.com This idea comes from Sunday Suppers. 11. Wrap a gift using an old shirt: View this video on YouTube youtube.com This incredible tutorial was inspired by artist Jenn Playford, who wrote an entire book on wrapping gifts with fabric. 12. Dress up a brown box with a wax paper bow-snowball-fluffy-thing: whipperberry.com Directions here. 13. Uninflated balloons also make unique ribbons: giverslog.com Surely you have some left over from that brief and ill-advised clown phase. 14. Make these easy pyramid gift boxes: linesacross.com These would be great for tiny gifts. (BONUS: Hang them on your Christmas tree! Just make sure not to forget they're there.) Directions here. 15. Use cupcake liners to make flower toppers for your gifts: marthastewart.com Directions from Martha Stewart. 16. You can do pretty much anything you've ever wanted with washi tape: teaforjoy.blogspot.com These ideas come from Tea For Joy. 17. This box is wrapped using the liners of security envelopes: pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com Crafters contain multitudes. 18. Store-bought wrapping paper is a social construct! Use something more fun, like sheet music: scjohnson.com Get it at a music store, thrift shop, or your little sister's abandoned music binder from violin lessons. 19. And newspapers: adelle.com.au Directions here. 20. And maps: buzzfeed.com Find maps for really cheap in thrift stores, or just use the ones you've had in the glove compartment since 2007 when you kicked off your deep, meaningful, often contentious relationship with your GPS. This idea comes from Squidoo. 21. Or use them just for accents on brown paper: bugsandfishes.blogspot.com.es Directions here. 22. If you've always wanted to try origami, this gift box is an easy way to learn: Directions here. 23. Measuring tape pops against plain brown paper: decor8blog.com Use white ink (or a Wite-Out pen) for a simple, classy effect. 24. Make a personalized word-search: thefancy.com You can buy this wrapping paper, or if you have access to an oversized printer, you can easily make it yourself on Word. (Don't make fun of me, Internet, I really, really like Word.) Just don't go TOO nuts with the gift wrap. lolpranks.com It's entirely possible.