You鈥檙e an excellent shopper. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, you鈥檙e at the top of your class. The only thing? You don鈥檛 always remember to wrap those gifts until the very last minute. We鈥檝e all been there. I鈥檝e been known to turn paper grocery bags inside out and use those as gift wrap with a very elegant shipping tape seal and stolen-from-the-tree ornament topper.


Today, we鈥檝e teamed up with Google to up your gift wrap game twofold. First, use the Google app to set yourself a reminder so that you remember to wrap presents when you get home. The app will send an alert your way the moment you get home 鈥 how awesome is that? All you have to do is speak to set a reminder up. It鈥檚 like having a personal assistant!

Second, you need a few pro gift wrap hacks up your sleeve. Here are five creative gift wrap ideas you can make using stuff that鈥檚 probably already lying around your house.


1. Twine Pom Pom Present Toppers: Can鈥檛 find ribbon or a bow? Pom poms to the rescue! You can turn just about any fabric or string into a pom pom, so start foraging around your house for possible future pom poms. Baker鈥檚 twine is a great option, especially if you鈥檝e got a spool that鈥檚 multi-colored like this red and white combo. I鈥檝e also made pom poms out of old t-shirts, fabric scraps, rope and more. Get creative!


2. Create Your Own Wrapping Paper: If you want to jazz up a roll of plain paper, paint pens and Sharpies are all you need. You can do this with printer paper, brown paper bags or even newspaper to really make it your own.


3. Peekaboo Patterned Wrap: Take two scraps of last year鈥檚 saved wrapping paper and combine them to mimic this peekaboo present. If you don鈥檛 have wrap from last year, you can do the same sort of thing by combining white printer paper with colorful magazine pages.


4. Printable Gift Wrap and Gift Tags: We鈥檙e doing you a solid here 鈥 as long as you鈥檝e got access to a printer (or a Kinko鈥檚). Download these patterned papers, gift tags and holiday cards and you鈥檙e good to go.


5. The Good Old Potato Stamp: And if all else fails, you can always turn to your friend 鈥檛il the end: the potato stamp.


Still looking for creative inspiration? You can ask Google for that as well. Your future as a wrap star is just moments away ;)

Show us your homemade gift wrap by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!

This post is a collaboration with Google.