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12 Alternatives To Wrapping Paper That Are Actually Gorgeous

Think you need fancy wrapping paper to create beautiful gifts? Think again! There are a ton of fab ways to wrap gifts with materials you might not have thought of. And make sure you always reach for Scotch® Magic™ Tape to give your gift wrapping a little extra magic!

1. Recycle an empty potato chip bag into something glam.

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This luxe-for-less look is super simple. Get the instructions from Drawings Under the Table.

2. Use old sheet paper as festive wrapping paper.


Bonus points if you use Christmas music!

3. Replace gift wrap with leftover wallpaper or draw lining paper.

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You can even add some fun accents — like pine branches and holly leaves — on your own. Find out more at Thistlewood Farms.

4. Make your gifts into personal chalkboards with black paper.

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Just wrap and decorate with chalk. See how it's done at Hello Natural.

5. Wrap gifts in burlap for a rustic, homey look.


Then decorate with pinecones, ribbon, and holly to really make your gifts stand out!

6. Turn your gift into a game by printing your own word search paper.

Add whatever words you want! Find out how you can do it too at Crafty Steals.

7. Or use an old map for an eclectic look.

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Use a map from your recipient's hometown or favorite destination to make your gift even more personal. And get more gift wrap ideas from The Thinking Closet.

8. Layer tissue paper to make it opaque but cozy-looking.


Top it off with some twine or string!

9. Replace gift wrap with fabric scraps.

Your gifts will look amazing, and it's a great way to use leftover scrapes. See how it's done at Lolly Jane.

10. Print your own gift wrap on whatever paper you have lying around.

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It's cute and easy! Get the printable at TOMFO.

11. Go eco-friendly and use paper grocery bags.

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You may even be able to find bags with cute holiday designs. For more eco-friendly ways to wrap gifts, check out Hello Natural.

12. And when you're really in a pinch, upcycle old newspaper into gift wrap.

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It looks surprisingly chic when you add a few ribbons and bows!

And get even more tips for gorgeous gifts from Scotch® Brand!