For many people, wrapping a gift is an action that's easier said than done. There's always one person in the family designated as "the one who knows how to wrap gifts," and if they're not around...you can usually tell by the lumpy, torn and half-open presents. It doesn't have to be this way. One Kings Lane will show you, in about 2 minutes, the easy way to wrap a gift without turning into a cursing mess.

Once you've mastered that, check out these lovely gift wrapping ideas.

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  • <a href="http://www.willowday.com/2012/04/gift-wrap-series-13-fringe-for-bakers.html">Willow Day's</a> crepe paper fringe can also be blinged out by using metallic paper. Find Willow Day: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/willow.day.52">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/@willowdaytweet">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/willowday/">Pinterest</a>.

  • <a href="http://cottonandflax.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/diy-hand-stamped-gift-wrap/">Cotton and Flax</a> teaches us how to decorate our standard wrapping paper using the art of hand stamping. You can create your own stamp with a printmaking block or save some cash and use an eraser. Find Cotton and Flax: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cottonandflax">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/erin_dollar">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/edollar/">Pinterest</a>.

  • Neon's never been so easy. <a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2011/12/diy-project-neon-tag-giftwrap-and-decor.html">Design Sponge</a> has an easy tutorial for brightly colored gift wrap designs using neon price tag stickers. Now that's thinking outside the box! Find Design Sponge: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/designsponge">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/designsponge">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/designsponge/">Pinterest</a>

  • Gold and silver are the quintessential holiday colors, so you've got to have some metallic in your gift wrap. <a href="http://odessamay.blogspot.com/2011/12/handmade-holiday-simple-metallic.html">Odessa May Society's</a> simple metallic wrapping is truly is simple to do, and adds a little sparkle to all gifts. Find Odessa May Society: <a href="https://twitter.com/odessamayblog">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/jennieprince/">Pinterest</a>

  • Washi tape is very popular right now and it's the easiest way to jazz up your gift quickly. <a href="http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-washi-tape-wrapping-paper.html#">Poppytalk</a> has a wonderful tutorial on washi tape wrapping. Follow these instructions and your gift won't look like just tape on paper. Find Poppytalk: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PoppytalkHandmade">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/poppytalk">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/poppytalk/">Pinterest</a>.

  • It seems complicated but this yarn pom pom will just take you a few minutes to make. <a href="http://sugarandcloth.com/2012/11/diy-pom-pom-gift-wrap-ideas/">Sugar and Cloth</a> teaches us how to make the pom poms with just cardboard, scissors, and yes, yarn. Find Sugar and Cloth: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SugarAndCloth">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/SugarAndCloth">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/SugarAndCloth/">Pinterest</a>.

  • Have you ever thought of sewing your own gift wrap... from pages from an old book? It's simpler than you may think. Head over to <a href="http://itsahouse.blogspot.com/2011/12/sy-ditt-eget-presentpapper.html">It's a House</a> for details. Find It's a House: <a href="http://Facebook.com/itsahouse">Facebook</a> and <a href="http:// pinterest.com/itsahouse">Pinterest</a>.

  • If you're an anti-bow person, the woven paper topper may be the right gift wrap idea for you. It's a unique gift topper... and a quick fix to any bad wrapping job! Head over to <a href="http://www.minieco.co.uk/woven-paper-gift-topper/">Mini Eco</a> for details. Find Mini Eco: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/minieco">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/minieco/">Pinterest</a>.

  • If you really want to cause a stir with your gift you can create mini Christmas tree toppers. <a href="http://fellowfellow.com/diy-christmas-tree-gift-toppers/">Fellow Fellow</a> explains how to do this in really easy, bite size steps. Find Fellow Fellow: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/FellowFellow/127754977295448">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Fellow_Fellow">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://pinterest.com/claire/">Pinterest</a>.

  • No craft skills whatsoever? <a href="http://blog.heylook.fi/2012/10/freebies-anchor-gift-tags-wrapping-paper.html">Hey Look</a> is your gift wrap savior. Pop over to Hey Look for free downloads for ancor patterned gift wraps and gift tags. Print, cut, wrap. Find Hey Look: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/heylook.fi">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/heylook_fi">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/heylook/">Pinterest</a>.