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8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow

Up your elf skills with a little help from craft mecca Darby Smart.

DIY Washi Tape Wrapping Paper 
DIY Washi Tape Wrapping Paper 
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First, a vow: This is the year we give up our midnight on Christmas Eve gift wrapping schedule. Cross our hearts and swear on a bowl of egg nog. The resulting packages are always more ho-hum than ho ho ho, and Santa's none to pleased that he has to wait around waiting for us to finish up at 2am to come around. It's about time we master some undeniably impressive paper and ribbon skills, and with a little inspiration from crafty online hub Darby Smart, we've rounded up some truly fresh ideas, from washi tape patterns to marbleized feathers. Scroll down to level up your elf skills this season.

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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MARBLED FEATHERS GIFT WRAP 

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRINGS

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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Splattered and stamped Gift Wrap

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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PHOTO AND GREENERY packaging

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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DIY Stamp Craft Paper 

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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HAND-PAINTED HO HO HO and Twine wrapping 

8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Better Than a Stick-On Bow
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POM POM WRAPPING PAPER

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