Top row: Stretch a tight supply of ribbon by wrapping horizontally around gifts and using tinsel, herbs, and ornaments as stand-ins for bows.
Middle row: Tiny pom-poms punch up plain white wrap. Clusters of festive pinwheels (from cocktail toothpicks) and paper straws offer a modern alternative to boughs of holly and candy canes.
Bottom row: Mix things up with off-center bows. Create hanging ornaments with small honeycomb tissue globes and diamonds plus washi tape for the string.