Whether stacked under the tree or presented to a friend, creatively wrapped presents set the tone for a memorable holiday gift exchange.
Dress packages in candy stripes for a sweet presentation. Use double-sided tape to secure the end of a length of ribbon to the bottom of a wrapped package. Wind around box, spacing stripes evenly; thread a tag through the free end of the ribbon. Finish by affixing ribbon underneath the box with double-sided tape. Repeat with ribbons in different widths or colors.
A pine-tree profile cut into gold tissue paper folds back to reveal a layer of silver tissue beneath.
With a series of crisp folds, glassine -- or less expensive tissue -- serves as both wrapping paper and ribbon.
Create a wintry scene on a wrapped present using a paper-dolls technique
Read more at Marthastewart.com: Gift-Wrapping Ideas