Wrapping presents for the holidays can be a miserable experience for the uninitiated, and a shoddily constructed wrap-job can make even the most thoughtful gifts look cheap. But it’s not just the helpless wrappers that need inspiration. Even the most “Martha Stewart” among us could use some tips on how to make the most out of the display.

Here are some of the most creative DIY wrapping paper ideas we’ve ever encountered.

1. Use dollies as gift tags

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2. In a pinch, you can doodle on a plain gift box!

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3. How about some scented gift wraps?

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4. Use a map to wrap

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5. Glue Some pompoms on that thing!

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6. Try a wax paper bow

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7. Use a textured rolling pin and paint

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8. Use a photo to make your gifts pop

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9. Accent your gift with some glitter

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10. Use recycled paper for custom bows

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11. Finger paint holiday lights

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12. Make unique designs with potato stamps

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13. Black paper + white pens = beautiful gift

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14. Plaid up your holiday season with tissue paper and an iron

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15. Combine paint and soap for a bubbly wrap job worthy of your best gifts

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16. This washi tape spices up your gift wrap

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17. Weave your way to a special gift

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17. Leave a mouse under the tree

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18. Go the natural route

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19. Use your scrapbooking tendencies to make a perfect tag

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Source: Mashable

What are you waiting for? Get wrapping. Those presents aren’t going to perfectly crochet themselves.

Share these tips with our friends and family, because basic wrapping paper just won’t cut it this year.