Right now, I have a box in the garage and a bag of wrapping paper rolls in my closet. I’ve been pondering about a DIY Gift Wrap Station.
The best way to store your gift wrap is to make supplies quick and easy to access. When everything is at your fingertips, you can quickly get your gifts wrapped. You won’t be spending all of your time just looking for the right wrapping paper, ribbon and gift tag.
It would be great if we all had an entire room in our homes dedicated to wrapping gifts, right? From a functional point of view, yes. Being able to store gift wrap and ribbon on easily accessible rolls with a built-in cutting bar would work quite well. Having all of the necessary supplies neatly sorted into containers, labeled and at the ready would be fabulous. Of course, no gift wrap station would be complete without a wide open surface to spread out on.
To me, it seems like a frivolous use of space- unless you need to wrap gifts almost weekly. I do not. And, what pristine flat surface in your home ever stays that way? I guess I’m also unique in that we don’t live near family. That cuts down on gift wrapping because we tend to give more gift cards, experience-based gifts or ship them to the desired location.
So, if you’re like me and are lacking a room in your McMansion to dedicate to gift wrapping, a gift wrap station is the answer. Gift Wrap Stations are definitely a hot topic on the web and booming product industry. Oof! 929,000 results on Google!
Store-bought gift wrap stations are great, in theory. But they rarely fit your needs off-the-shelf, lack customization options and many aren’t sturdy enough to stand up the necessary wear and tear. So I’ve scoured Pinterest and Google to find some of the best DIY Gift Wrap stations. I’m sharing the images from the original source so please click the link …
For what it’s worth, I’ve also added why they get the unofficial “Professional Organizer Stamp of Approval”.
If you’re able to whip something up on your sewing machine this is a great budget project. Casters make it mobile so it can be rolled over to your work area and stored out of sight when not in use. The bags are custom made so can be made to suit your storage needs. And, a wooden stool is an easy and inexpensive structure to serve as a foundation.
This Gift Wrap Station on the back of the closet door is mostly made up of inexpensive Ikea Bygel Rail & accessories. It makes use of otherwise unused space on the back of the door and can be closed up when not in use. The roll storage easily accommodates different sized rolls. The entire system can be customized according to your space and needs.
I have never owned one of these vertical gift wrap organizers. Mostly because I have flashbacks to my childhood of this thing overflowing in the den closet. Some rolls were too big and the top was always falling off. In addition, gift bags and bows often got shoved down to the bottom as a roll was taken out and replaced. Laura from OrgJunkie.com made a clever and simple improvement to this old classic. Click on the image to see her improvements.
This Gift Wrap Station from PrettyOrganized.com is straightforward and simple. Most people don’t think to use a dresser for their gift wrap supplies. If they do, they’re not usually this organized. I also love her use of a large roll of white craft paper for the bulk of her gift wrap needs. It’s a great way to simplify!
I just had to share this clever and concealed Gift Wrap Station from OnTheBanksOfSquawCreek.com. Katie built a very functional supply area into the back of her living room cabinet. It sits in the corner and no one is the wiser. Those plastic bag holders from Ikea seem to do a great job corralling gift wrap in a small space. I’ve seen them in a number of gift wrap stations and you can’t beat the price at $1.99!
If you have a small wall area to dedicate to it, a peg board Gift Wrap Station is an ideal choice. It can be customized to suit your needs and updated as your needs change. It’s inexpensive and you can paint the peg board a solid color or stencil it to make it match the design of your space.
I tried to make sure to collect a solution for every space. So, whether you have a door, drawer, wall or closet to house your gift wrap you can still make something fabulous and functional! I hope you found one that will work for you. If not, I’m sure you can piece together your own DIY Gift Wrap Station with these great ideas serving as inspiration.
I’d love to hear how you store your gift wrap and if you have any tips for making wrapping gifts more efficient and less of a bore. #yawn
Ciao for now!