This holiday season, ditch the store-bought giftwrap and spruce up your gifts creatively by designing your wrapping paper, recycling old stamps and experimenting with ribbon textures.

When it comes to gift giving, presentation is everything so use the Christmas gift wrapping ideas to wow the crowd.

gift wrapping ideas

1. custom parchment

You’ve got the gifts, now make them stand out! Unleash the artist inside you with a roll of butcher paper and a little paint.

Use a cylindrical sponge to paint polka dots, a brush to invoke a Jackson Pollock or use a square pattern for a perfect checkerboard design.

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2. textured ribbon & tulle

Get playful with colors and texture. You don’t need to decorate everything with red and green just because it’s Christmas.

This year we experimented with Arctic blues and winter whites, which turned out to be much fun when it came to selecting ribbon and tulle.

Not only is ribbon a great way to bring gradient color into your packaging, but the different textures will convey a professionally wrapped look.

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3. go postal

It’s so much fun to repurpose things around the house.

This year we took to our old stamp collection and wrapped packages like parcel post. Vintage stamps are so unique and are composed of gorgeous colors.

Use Fragile tape instead of clear tape to seal the corners and twine bows for an authentic vibe.

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