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Oh Joy | Use mini-LED lights to wrap a gift!

Oh Joy | Use mini-LED lights to wrap a gift!

My favorite thing about giving gifts is wrapping them. I don't know why, but I've always loved figuring out fun ways to adorn a gift other than with the usual bow. For example, I got these mini-LED lights to wrap around this gift. Nothing's more festive then a lit-up, glowing package, right?

Oh Joy | use a stretchy headband & ornament to decorate a wrapped gift

I also love using materials that can be used again…either for wrapping another gift or for something else altogether. For example, these stretchy headbands can be used to hold your wrap job together for a colorful, clean, no-tape option. Then just tie on a pretty ornament!

Oh Joy | use sculptural chip clips to top off a gift

Or top off a simple ribbon with something unexpected, like these animal chip clips. They add a sculptural quality to the present, and offer a little extra function for your recipient's everyday snacking.

Throughout this holiday season, I'll be sharing some of my favorite ideas for gift-giving and gift-wrapping over on this Pinterest board in collaboration with Target. Every day, I'll be pinning a new idea that I'm loving or that I've come up with, so I hope you'll follow along for some last-minute ideas and inspiration!

P.S. And a little bonus gift wrap DIY I created over at Refinery29 about how to use all those leftover scraps of wrapping paper!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Target. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy.

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  1. I love wrapping too. Serious paper and texture lover. It’s a great way to make something so personal. I love the mini LED light idea. Thank you, Joy!
    Lauren from Flee to the Cleve

  2. These are all so beautiful! I love the idea of using materials that can used again. I always feel so guilty when I know my presents are creating so much trash — this solves that problem!

  3. The mini LED lights are such a great idea! I have some from last year that I wasn’t sure what to do with but now I do! Thanks for the great ideas, Nicola x

  4. I love testing out new ways of wrapping gifts each season. It’s such a fun way of being creative. I never thought to use LED lights though! Such a great idea.
    Stay in the Lines


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