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13 Beautifully Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

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1. Draw all over plain white paper.

Courtesy of Walk in Love; simple and inspirational wrapping paper DIY / shopwalkinlove.com
Courtesy of Walk in Love; simple and inspirational wrapping paper DIY / shopwalkinlove.com

You don't need to make it perfect! Hand-drawn, misshapen hearts are extremely endearing.

2. Or, if you're not confident in your skills, use stamps or finger paint!

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Courtesy of Katrina Tauchen / splashofsomething.com

Foolproof finger painting directions here.

3. Or try chalkboard wrapping paper!

What is cooler than this?
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What is cooler than this?

4. Try wrapping paper that doubles as a word game.

This is fun and practical!
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This is fun and practical!

5. Don't just use regular red ribbon!

Buy something with a little pizzaz! (And you don't need to stick to red and green, either.)
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Buy something with a little pizzaz! (And you don't need to stick to red and green, either.)

6. Add an educational element by using historic map wrapping paper.

This is so simple, yet so cool!
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This is so simple, yet so cool!

7. Poke around your yard to find the perfect present topper.

Use a glue gun to add pom poms or anything colorful that you have around the house!
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Use a glue gun to add pom poms or anything colorful that you have around the house!

8. Create a pyramid shape for impossible-to-wrap objects.

Courtesy of Rachel Hinderliter / linesacross.com / letswrapstuff.com
Courtesy of Rachel Hinderliter / linesacross.com / letswrapstuff.com

Your family will be floored by your mind-blowing ingenuity. Check out the full instructions here.

9. Add small plastic toys to the tops of gifts.

Courtesy of Alix Adams / aruffledlife.com
Courtesy of Alix Adams / aruffledlife.com

You can buy small plastic reindeer or polar bears from the dollar store to add to all of your plainly wrapped gifts.

10. Sew on paper shapes for a nice touch!

Courtesy of Rachel Riordan / behance.net / thestaylucky.blogspot.ca
Courtesy of Rachel Riordan / behance.net / thestaylucky.blogspot.ca

This transforms simple bags into something adorable and homemade!

11. Add fabric to each gift!

Because these snowmen definitely need hats. For more instructions, click here.
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Because these snowmen definitely need hats. For more instructions, click here.

12. Make a gorgeous bow replacement out of paper.

Courtesy of Older and Wisor / olderandwisor.com
Courtesy of Older and Wisor / olderandwisor.com

Your friends will be so impressed with you. Directions here.

13. And, of course, turn every present into an animal face.

Courtesy of Le Petit Pot / lepetitpot.com
Courtesy of Le Petit Pot / lepetitpot.com

Seriously, what is cuter than this?