The next time you're on a quick hunt for a gift tag—or looking to prettify a present—just grab a plain old rubber band. Position it around a flat surface, like a box of stationery, and slide cardboard beneath the band in case you draw over the edges. Let the ink dry, and if you're using marker, lightly coat the design with hairspray and let it dry for another 5 minutes (this'll set the ink and prevent it from smearing). My penmanship is nothing to write home about, but you get the point. Talk about stretching your imagination!