3 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Of course it's the thought that counts, but it's also nice to put in a little extra effort when it comes to gift giving. The recipients of these presents get an extra treat because these are gifts wrapped within a gift. Double the fun! Also, they are perfect for eco-friendly friends and family since no wrapping is wasted. So if you're looking for inspiration during gift giving season, check out these three creative ideas for the cook in your life, the fashionista, and the home decorator.

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For the Home Decorator

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Things You'll Need

  • Throw blanket
  • Accent pillow
  • Interior design book (I love "Styled" by Emily Henderson
  • 1 yard of wide satin ribbon
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Stack It

Fold the throw blanket in half lengthwise. Stack the book on the pillow and place the pillow on the blanket.

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Wrap It

Wrap the blanket around the pillow, making sure the fringe of the blanket is on the top. Then tuck the sides of the blanket into the sides.

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Tie It

Tie a bow around the blanket and trim the edges of the ribbon.

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For the Fashionista

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Things You'll Need

  • Large scarf

  • Bangle, bracelet or cuff

  • Purse

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Fold It

Fold the scarf in thirds, length-wise. Lay it out and place the purse in the middle of the scarf.

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Cross It

Take the two ends of the scarf and cross them over each other. Then flip the purse over and cross the scarf on the back again the opposite direction.

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Tie It

Tie the two ends of the scarf together in a tight knot and then tie it again.

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Place It

Slide the cuff/bracelet over the knot and fluff the ends of the scarf.

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For the Cook

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Things You'll Need

  • Pot holders, (2)

  • Cooking utensils

  • Tea towels, (2)

  • 2 feet of ribbon

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Lay It

Place the pot holders in the middle of the tea towel and then lay the utensils on top of the pot holders.

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Wrap It

Wrap the tea towels around other items. Tuck the sides in.

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Stack It

Place the wrapped utensils and potholders on the second tea towel.

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Roll It

Roll the second towel around the first.

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Tie It

Tie a 1-foot length of ribbon to each end of the towel and trim the ends of the ribbon.

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