Cheap Gift Wrap Ideas: Jazz Up a Brown Paper Bag (or Box)

Am I the only one who realizes about ten minutes before the party starts that I don't have any wrapping paper and then have to scrounge up a bag that I was gifted and try to uncrinkle it to look as unused as possible?

Or am I talking to the crowd who has a whole room dedicated to the art of the gift wrap?

Next time I'm struggling I'm going to remember these simple wrap ideas using kraft paper (or for my purposes, a repurposed paper grocery bag). Aren't you impressed with how chic it can look? 

clockwise from upper left: calligraphy thank you boxes, gold metallic accents, stamped soap packaging, earth friendly gift wrapping, confetti strips, striped ribbon, library card wrapped books, wrapped toffee