Monday, June 13, 2011

Gift Wrap organizer

                             A solution to the "how do I store my gift wrap" dilemma...



 
on the back of a door! 


I used to store my gift wrap in a large under-the-bed box. Wrapping gifts was such a pain because I had to lug that big box out from under my dusty bed and dig through everything to find what I wanted. I also had way too much gift wrap because I usually just bought more instead of looking through the mess of what I already had.  But then  I saw this gift wrap organizer in the Feb 2011 BHG magazine, and knew it was a solution to my problem. 


I started with this small organizer from Walmart.  It's original purpose is to store foil and plastic wrap.


 
But it fits wrapping paper just right!



I used elastic with 3m tabs to hold the gift wrap in place when someone (my kids) fling the door open.


I used a large organizer from Home Depot for the ribbon spools.  And the best part is that I can lace the ribbon through the wire to just pull out as much as I need.  I don't even have to take the spool off the shelf.


I used a small metal bucket for scissors, tape, pens and gift tags.


It's so much nicer to have it out in the open where I can see what I have.  And wrapping gifts is a breeze now. 


14 comments:

Heather said...

Love it!

Sweet Floweret said...

Love this. Great idea. It would be great if you could link up to my 20 minute tuesday party!
Details here:http://www.sweetfloweret.com/2011/06/20-minute-tuesday-7.html

shannon said...

What a great idea!! I'll have to try it.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

WOW!!! I'm so gonna do this. I have the same problems w/ my wrapping paper and everything else that goes along with it. Thank you!

Sweet Floweret said...

featured your organizer at my wrap up party from last week!
Thanks for linking up. Come grab a featured button if you'd like!
Tina
www.sweetfloweret.com

Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co said...

Looks fantastic!!!

Mara said...

Ooh! This is a great solution for me too! I have one of those Rubbermaid wrapping paper things but it isn't tall enough for half of the rolls - so frustrating. I have a room in the basement for my craft and wrapping supplies and rebate items - the back of the door is just perfect for this stuff - and I love how the ribbon gets "threaded" through the top organizers! Thanks for sharing!

Mara @ Super Savings

Jacki said...

I just found this off Pinterest, and I am going to try it!

Splendid Little Stars said...

This is perfect!

Amy Alex said...

Rapping your gift is good skill and my friend
Hank Hendricks is master in rapping gift because many time i saw him, he Send Gift Pakistan with shipping.

shehbaz michael said...

The wrapping paper is found in where? i want to use it for gifts.

Tina said...

Ran across this on Pinterest today and ran right out to do mine! The back of our door is accounted for already, though, but I did this inside the closet where we were otherwise storing the bag of wrap and stuff! Posted pictures on my site, here; http://christinashaw.com/?p=126. Thanks for the idea!!!

anna said...

This looks like what I need! The door I would like to use is hollow. Is yours?

Donna Hewitt said...

Hey i'm totally impresses and in love with those closets!
My eyes are having trouble focusing on all the goodies being wonderfully organized... Makes my heart beat happy!,��