8 Christmas Gift Toppers

Sometimes the smallest touches make all the difference. See how a pile of packages under the tree can look so much more enticing if they are thoughtfully decorated.
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Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Evergreen Foliage and String

Gather a few lengths of string, tie up the gift and tuck a couple of sprigs of foliage under the bow.

Cinnamon Sticks and Braided Raffia

Tie the gift with braided raffia, thread ribbon under it and add a bundle of cinnamon sticks.

Dried Fruits and Raffia

Glue three dried orange slices together in an overlapped row, tie the gift with raffia and glue on the orange slices.

Holly Sprig and Vintage Ribbon

Tie the gift with bright vintage ribbon and tuck a holly sprig with a few berries under the bow.

Pinecones and Raffia

Tie the gift with raffia, wrap a little thin wire around the base of each cone and tie them to the bow.

Ribbon and Buttons

Wrap recycled ribbon around the gift and glue different-sized buttons onto the ribbon.

Raffia and Dried Leaves

Gather a few lengths of raffia, tie the gift and glue a few dried, flattened leaves just under the bow.

Threaded Buttons

Thread odd buttons onto a very thin length of ribbon and tie the ribbon around the gift.