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Step Up Your Gift Game With 4 Creative Ways To Wrap

Obsessed with Pinterest? Yep, us, too! And though you're busy scouring your favorite boards for styling tips, decor inspiration, and recipes, you might forget about that other, more necessary DIY that rolls around every holiday season: gift wrapping. That's why we teamed up with graphic designer, blogger, and wrap-a-holic Joy Cho for a quick hit of creativity! Regardless of what's inside the box, these wrapping ideas will yield nothing but smiles on the receiving end.
Check 'em out after the jump — and don't forget to add these to your overflowing Pinterest board of holiday eye candy. Everything you need to try these sweet ideas for yourself can be found at Target — from LED lights to wrapping paper in every pattern and color under the sun. Want more? Check out Joy's collaboration with Target for even more inspiration!
Every year, we buy rolls and rolls of wrapping paper to dazzle our loved ones with a pretty package to make them smile. Chances are you end up with an extra foot here, a few inches there, of extra wrapping paper that can't be used for anything short of preparing a thoughtful gift for an ant. But, since we know you're ecologically minded and not prone to wasting, here's a way to put those scraps to good use!
Cut the leftover paper into one-inch strips. The strips should be long enough to wrap around the length or width of your gift box, plus one additional inch so you can overlap the ends on the back when wrapping. This woven effect looks best if you use at least two different types of paper for contrast, but feel free to use more to really mix it up!
Wrap your gift in a plain paper. Start by wrapping a stripe vertically around the box. When the strip ends overlap on the back, tape the ends together, without fastening them to the box itself. You can use double-sided tape to secure the ends so that the tape doesn't show.
Photos: Joy Cho.
Use everyday items to top off a gift. The best part? A lot of these things can be used again — either to wrap another package or serve as a fun gift on their own, in addition to what's inside!
Photos: Joy Cho.