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21 Cheap, Easy, And Cute Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Up your holiday gift-giving game.

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1. Convert plain wrapping paper into something a little more festive using just some string and a few pine leaves.

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2. Use a cardboard box to make a gift bag purely out of paper.

Try using various boxes to make different shaped bags. Watch the complete tutorial here.
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Try using various boxes to make different shaped bags. Watch the complete tutorial here.

3. A piece of string and two knots is all you need to give the perfect gift.

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4. The empty box from your aluminum foil is perfect for those smaller gifts.

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5. Pro tip: go to the store and buy some double-sided tape. It will make your life exponentially easier when it comes time to wrap those presents.

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6. Do your wrapping on a flat surface so the wrapping paper doesn't get all wrinkly.

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7. Repurpose an old sweater to give your gifts that hot-chocolate-by-the-fireplace vibe.

To do it, follow this tutorial.
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8. A paper lunch bag is cute, cheap, and easy to convert into a gift bag.

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9. Make a crossword puzzle with a special message or the name of the person you're giving the gift to, print it out, and wrap your gift up.

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10. If you're artistically-inclined, turn any white box into your canvas and make it a work of art.

And put a gift inside to make it a double prize!
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And put a gift inside to make it a double prize!

11. Black sharpie = your new best friend.

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12. Add a super-special detail, like a miniature Instagram photo, in place of a card.

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13. If you really have no other choice, take a potato chip bag, turn it inside out, wash it well, and tada!

They'll never even know! Unless they turn the wrapping paper right-side-out...
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They'll never even know! Unless they turn the wrapping paper right-side-out...

14. Those Pringles cans are good for more than just holding delicious chips.

And you can tie up all the gifts to make Christmas morning more interactive and ~fun~.
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And you can tie up all the gifts to make Christmas morning more interactive and ~fun~.

15. Or use them to hold your wrapping paper so that it doesn't get messed up.

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16. An empty toilet paper tube is much more useful than you ever imagined.

Follow the instructions here.
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Follow the instructions here.

17. What if this year you used black paper & chalk (or a white sharpie) to give character to your gifts?

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18. A little confetti makes for fun and unique wrapping.

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19. Toys can make the most interactive gift of all.

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20. If all else fails, use some newspaper, but make sure you use spruce it up with some chic accessories.

That's sure to make it a winner!
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That's sure to make it a winner!

21. And you can use the leftover scraps to personalize any gift and make it extra special.

Download the letter templates here.
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Download the letter templates here.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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