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Making gift wrapping fun and easy

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Now that Christmas is right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about wrapping all of those gifts in the closet. Jennifer Durbin, author of Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick is with us today to share some great tips for making wrapping those piles of presents a little easier and a whole lot cuter.

Think Beyond the Bow

DIY Bows: Even if you aren't terribly crafty, it is easy to make your own bow to match your wrapping paper. Simply take the strip of paper leftover from wrapping your gift, fold it in half and cut it into ½ to 1 inch strips and use scissors to curl each strip like a piece of ribbon and tape your adorable ribbon to your package.

Decorations: A small Christmas ornament or cookie cutter is the perfect addition to any bow and a great way to personalize a gift. A brown pipe cleaner, googlie eyes and red pompoms will turn any brown paper bag, box or jar into the most adorable Rudolf.

Sweeten Your Gift

Candy Canes and Chocolate: Is there anything that can make a gift look more appealing than candy canes and chocolate?!? A simple coffee mug doesn't even need wrapping paper when you add a package of hot chocolate, a candy cane and simple bow.

Keep it Simple

Kraft Paper: The most versatile, easy to dress up, and inexpensive gift-wrap. You can add everything from a beautiful ribbon, sprigs of evergreen, festive stickers or custom artwork. Kraft paper is also fun for the whole family – wrap gifts from your little ones in kraft paper and let them decorate each package.

You can find all of Jennifer's tips in Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick and follow the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter.

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