For the record, I am not the biggest fan of buying gift wrap at stores. It tends to be a little over priced for my taste and can come off a little cheesy sometimes. So, for the vast majority of my adult life I have been making my own gift wrap. I tend to keep it simple using tissue paper, ribbons, paper bags, with touches of hand drawn designs.
Today I came across a post by Jessica Jones of How About Orange who takes handmade gift wrap to a whole new level with newspaper gift bags! Click the picture to see the full tutorial. Happy Crafting!