THe HGTV Star Gift Box Challenge

HGTV Magazine gave HGTV stars one white gift box to have their way with. See how they wrapped things up.
By: Jennifer Berno DeCleene and Rachael Weiner
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Get Creative With Gift Wrap

From unlikely “paper” to clever ribbons, bows, and string, these HGTV personalities put together unique combinations that make gift giving even more special.

Vern Yip

White kraft paper + red velvet ribbon+ personalized wax seal + black-and-white family photo (with to and from on the back). 24" x 65' multipurpose white banner paper, $6.50 per roll, officedepot.com; 2"-thick red velvet ribbon, $4 per yard, mjtrim.com; initial wax seal stamp square filigree font, $15, nostalgicimpressions.com

Casey Noble

Colorful road map + white rope + leather luggage tag. Rand McNally map, from $2, barnesandnoble.com; 1/2"-thick white cotton rope, 50¢ per foot, knotandrope.com; Budd Leather lizard grain accessory calf lime luggage tag, $16, wayfair.com

Sarah Richardson

Leftover fabric + skinny white ribbon + parcel tag decorated with snowflake stamps. TIP: Gather fabric around the box and secure it with a rubber band. Then trim excess fabric with pinking shears. Similar fabric, $16 per yard, bandjfabrics.com; Ecru #51 organdy 1/4"-thick ribbon, $4 per spool, katespaperie.com; Crest solar white (2 1/4" x 4")Style a Tag, $5 for 10, paperpresentation.com; Snowflakes InkadinkaClings stamp set, $5, eksuccessbrands.com/inkadinkado

Danielle Colding

Brown kraft paper + jute cord + purple card and envelope + mini bouquet of fresh flowers. TIP: Ask the florist for a small plastic floral tube to hold the flowers. Wrap and secure the cord around it with craft glue. Brown kraft paper, $4 per roll, jampaper.com; natural jute cord, $5 per spool, paper-source.com; purple 3 1/2" x 5" flat card, $5.50 for 25, metallic purple 3 5/8" x 5 1/8" Thick-e-lope, $10 for 10, both paperpresentation.com; 3" Aquatubes crystal clear with screw-on cap, $4 for 50, save-on-crafts.com

Emily Henderson

Shiny gold paper + silk ribbon + DIY painted linen card. TIP: Tie two bows together for a dramatic topper. Make the loops extra wide and leave the ends short. Metallic gold jumbo gift wrap, $5 per roll, birthdayexpress.com; 2 1/2"-thick hand-dyed silk satin copper patina ribbon, $8 per yard, mjtrim.com; 5" x 3 1/2" linen solar white flat card (Emily paints hers with watercolors), $5.50 for 25, paperpresentation.com

Sabrina Soto

Ecofriendly striped paper + satin ribbons in different widths + graphic gift tag. TIP: Wrap three ribbons of equal length around the box. Layer them, starting with the widest one, then secure with double-stick tape on the bottom of the box. Recycled wrapping paper, $12 for 4 rolls, boutique.cascades.com; satin ribbons in 10 mm, 25 mm, and 50 mm, $1.50 to $5 per yard, all mjtrim.com; red poinsettia stars tag, $5 for 8, nightowlpapergoods.com

Cortney Novogratz

Kids’ artwork + multicolor skinny ribbons + tag cut from a lunch bag + lollipop. Ribbon in aqua, bubblegum, jonquil, red, and teal, $6 for 10 yards, creamcityribbon.com; Hammond’s 2-ounce rainbow blast lollipop, $4, hammondscandies.com

Taniya Nayak

Old architecture blueprints + jute cord + ruler + colored carpenter pencils. For similar blueprints, try ebay.com; natural jute cord, $5 per spool, paper-source.com; Rulers of the World, $2, richfrog.com; carpenter pencils, $7 each, paperpresentation.com for buying info

Dina Manzo

Newspaper + bakery string + stick-on label + cookie cutter. Red and white baker’s twine, $8 per roll, paper-source.com; Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery oval kitchen labels, $6 for 18, staples.com; gingerbread boy cookie cutter, $1, surlatable.com

Monica Pederson

Polka-dot paper+ v-notched satin ribbon+ printed gift tag + candy canes. Red Dots paper, $8 per roll, paper-source.com; 3"-thick double-face moss satin ribbon, $15 for 25 yards, ribbonbazaar.com; Holiday Expressions tags, $7 for 14, paper-source.com; Hammond’s all-natural candy canes, $3 each, hammondscandies.com

David Bromstad

Sparkly blue paper + burlap ribbon + hand-painted ornament. Aqua glitter wrapping paper, $10 per roll, paper-source.com; burlap ribbon, $13.50 per 25-yard roll, paper-source.com; 4" gold plain plastic ball ornament, $3, bronners.com

Meg Caswell

White glossy paper + dotted grosgrain ribbon + brown paper gift tag + sprig of eucalyptus. Glossy white gift wrap, $8.50 per roll, thecontainerstore.com; 1 5/8"-thick stitched grosgrain ribbon, $3 per yard, mjtrim.com; Coco flat card (2 3/4" square), $3.50 for 25, paperpresentation.com