Remember the little gift case I sewed for a friend some time ago? Well, when the time came to give it away, I didn't have any fancy gift wrapping paper handy, only some plain wrinkled white paper from an Ikea box!
However, if there is something I am NEVER short of, it's yarn, and so I got a bit creative:
Three different colours of cotton yarn, wrapped 5 or 6 times around the plain paper and secured with a tight double knot (and loose ends cut) at the back, and presto! you have a lovely, original gift wrap that shows some thought as well.
I hope you like the idea and it makes you want to use it in the future, unless you have already come up with something similar for your gifts? Let me know! :)