Well, the boxes have started rolling in guys. Which means I now have a dedicated corner in my bedroom filling with unopened boxes of stuff just waiting to be wrapped. If you're like me, you purchase the majority of your Christmas gifts online. So, now is the time to get all that wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, you name it out of the closets and out from under the beds. I've really been paring down my wrapping paper stash and just going with different colored sets of kraft paper (as I mentioned in a previous birthday gift wrap post). They can be easily decorated for various holidays and occasions and they don't take up a lot of room. But I still needed a way to corral it all. We don't have a ton of space here in our craftsman so I really needed to find something that was compact enough and easy to pull out when I needed it. I also didn't want to drill any holes in any walls or doors, or shove anything under any beds. I think I found the perfect gift wrap organizer!
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I found this inexpensive one on Amazon.
It's meant to be hung in a closet. I like that because I didn't want another item to move off the floor while I'm cleaning. It swivels on the hanger too so you can easily get to whatever pocket you need without taking it down. It comes with various mesh type pockets on each side. These are useful for storing ribbons, tape, gift bags, tissue paper and gift tags. It has a very roomy compartment in the middle for storing your gift wrap.
This doesn't hold super long rolls of gift wrap though – I just have your standard sized gift wrap rolls and it works perfectly. I also use the middle compartment to store more gift bags. There are even elastic bands which hold scissors and markers. It's also very strong. I've had this for over a year now and it's held up really well. And with 81 glowing reviews and counting you can't wrong!
By the way, since I'm paring down my gift wrap I'm really forcing myself to use up the last of what I had from last year. This Christmas tree wrap and red stripe wrap (in photos above) was a favorite of mine. Instead of buying more wrapping paper, I bought cute little toppers instead that I can use next year too. All of these were pretty inexpensive and can be reused different ways (napkin rings, ornaments, wreath decor etc). Here's some ideas for you!
Sources for gift toppers:
(the snowflakes I bought are no longer available but these ones are similar)
Jingle Bells – Target
Gift Tags – Amazon
Berry picks – Mine were from Michaels a while ago. They have some options on Amazon but I haven't personally tried them. Sorry guys!
Greenery – your own backyard!
The kraft paper I used can be found HERE and HERE. The brown kraft paper I used is no longer available but it is the thicker variety and I DON'T recommend it. I'll update you guys once I find one that I'm satisfied with. The bakers twine I used (in red and black) can be found HERE. The wide ribbons I already had.
Thanks for reading guys!