And just in time for the holidays. Here is a different approach to wrapping gifts.
Try using some different materials that you can gather on a walk or hike. The paper can be purchased or sourced from thrift store or from places like Scrap in Portland, Oregon that redistribute donated art materials. The embellishments are spray painted gold here but they could be spray painted any color or a variety of colors depending on your theme or motif.
Here are some beautiful examples created by a blogger in Bulgaria, Radostina.