Thursday, February 24, 2011

Easy Gift Wrapping Station

I have always wanted to have a gift wrapping station. So much so, that I once bought one of those cheap plastic hanging thingies with the dividers for wrapping paper rolls, etc. But you know they still look kinda messy and after a while it ripped apart.
So I searched and searched until I found this:
Pantry Door Rack

And a light bulb went off! I could turn this into a gift wrapping station!
It's versatile, inexpensive and can hang on any door :)
I ordered it immediately. It was simple to put together and I like that you can put the baskets where you want.
Now the trick to having a good wrapping station is to get some good quality wrapping paper in some simple generic colors. Colors you can use over and over for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc.
Add some pretty ribbons, gift tags and you're set.
Here are some pics of my gift wrapping station:

 




Since I do most of my crafting in this room I decided to hang the wrapping station on this closet door. No more scrambling to find paper, scissors, tags or gift bags.
 I hung the tissue from one of the shelves to keep it nice and crisp. To keep the rolls from wobbling around I simply tied them to the rack with some ribbon.
 I used some inexpensive jars to house pens and tags. I plan on making more tags with my Cricut during the weekend.
 Different sizes of gift bags went into this basket.



My ribbon is housed right above the paper and placed so that I can just pull and cut :)
A small pail in the last basket holds the scissors, tape and curler for the ribbon. I also put some all occasion greeting cards with envelopes in this basket.
Now...no more scrambling to find wrapping paper when I have a gift to give. I often found myself going out and buying more and more paper and tape not knowing where I'd put the last ones I bought. This saves me time and money.

The paper was ordered from http://www.ps-stores.com/ and is good quality paper.
I plan on getting some white paper to use for weddings as well.
I love this little pantry rack and you can pretty much use these anywhere-laundry room, kids closets, garage, garden shed (they can mount on the wall too)
I love this find! What new "treasures" have you found? Do share :)





11 comments:

  1. Ingenius! I think I might just be copying your great idea very soon! Thank you for sharing with us At The Picket Fence!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  2. Heather told me I had to come and take a look at this and I'm so glad she did! I say ditto to being so ingenius and think you were so clever for using this space and the pantry door rack like this. Great job!
    Vanessa

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  3. Very cool-where did you find your pantry door rack? I saw something like this in BHG and was wondering where to get one?

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    1. The link is in the post. Chefs.com :)

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  4. Such a great idea. Everyone needs a good gift wrapping area in their house. Such a cute, creative idea! Love it!
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

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  5. Stopping by from BNOTP. This is a smart idea! I've never thought to use one of those door organizers like that. My only problem is that I have so many gift bags. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Jen

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  6. Really cute idea. I like what you have done with this over the door organizer.
    I found you on Thrifty Decor Chick. I'd love for you to stop by and link up on my Organizing Mission link party.

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  7. Patty, Just wanted you to know we featured your gift wrap station over at Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence. :) Head over and grab your featured button!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  8. Hey great thinking! thanks for linking to my party. Looking forward to your greatness next week.

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  9. It's so fun to see something from a magazine come to life in person. Looks fab!

    xoxo!
    Jen

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