12/21/2012 04:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Gift Wrapping Idea Using Paint Chips That's Beautiful And Easy To Do

We’ve all seen those stunning presents that are being passed around on television and in the magazines. You know the ones we’re talking about, the goodies with impeccable gift wrapping that is actually more impressive than what’s inside. Well, we don’t know about you, but very rarely are we able to achieve the look -- until now.

We’ve come up with a really easy way to up your gift-wrapping using paint swatches.

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Most of us have a few paint chips leftover from our last home improvement project, and these are perfect to add a splash of color to a simply wrapped gift. To create a fabulous paint chip bow, just bend the strips in half-forming loops, and tape the ends to the center of the gift in a radiating circle. Alternate and overlap with additional loops, trimming the ends shorter as you get to the center.

Click through our slideshow to get some ideas for great homemade gifts.

DIY Gift Ideas

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