I always try and use something recycled when wrapping a gift. When a repurposed piece is added to a gift, it gives the present special character that you can’t get from using all new items.
This is a gift I wrapped for a friend’s 40th birthday. I like to incorporate part of the recipient’s interests into my gift wrap to give it that personal touch. The birthday guy loves music so I used a fun musical note scrapbooking paper to set the tone of the wrap. I reused a birthday hat and pieces of ribbon leftover from the holidays to accent the gift. It has a 3D effect that may not be apparent in the picture.