Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

Our first home was pretty small and having a large area dedicated to gift wrapping was certainly out of the question.  When we purchased our current home which also had a garage, I knew that I wanted wrap-around cabinets and one would be dedicated to gift wrapping.

If I am ever upset at my husband, I just need to think back to all the work that he put into building the cabinetry in the garage – then my heart is once again filled with fuzzy feelings for the man!

Seriously, it was a few weekends of a lot of hard work and trips back to IKEA.  Most cabinets only had shelves but the one that housed the gift wrapping items had to have a few drawers as well.

Without further ado, I give to you the GIFT WRAP STATION!  At least that’s how my husband presented it to me when he finished building it.  He followed that with “and I hope I see you wrapping gifts…often.”

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

Almost half of the cabinet is full of party items because I didn’t need the whole cabinet for gift wrapping after all.  The bottom half has 2 plastic drawers and one metal that holds all the paper.

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

The first drawer holds all ribbon and bows.

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

The bows are color grouped and separated by inexpensive shoe boxes that you can probably find at the dollar store.  There are always more red bows since most of the wrapping occurs during the Christmas season.

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

Most of this ribbon is from Walmart.  I love cloth ribbon as a finishing touch to any gift although I admit that nothing beats the convenience of a ready made bow!

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

The next drawer holds the bags and tissue.

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

And there is enough tissue there to build a fort- a really colorful flimsy fort, but you get the point.

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

The metal drawer holds a ton of rolls of gift wrapping paper.  I love the convenience of a gift bag (it’s usually the route that I go) but I love a beautifully wrapped box!  I also like looking at pretty paper when I open the cabinet!

 

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

The very bottom of the cabinet holds extra gifts.  Some are items that need to be re-gifted and others are items that I purchase ahead of time for upcoming birthdays.

I also have 2 greeting card organizers that I love!  One is full of birthday cards and the other is divided into other occasions.

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

It just occurred to me I can never re-gift that Jake toy to anyone that reads the blog…oh shucks!

Gift Wrap 15 IH

 

How do you store your gift wrapping items?  Do you also love pretty gift wrapping paper even if you rarely use it?

Organizing a Gift Wrapping Station

 

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Organizing Christmas Gifts 

Easy Thanksgiving Gift Idea

Holiday Card Station

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for linking this up to the Welcome Home Wednesdays link party! I need one of these so badly! I really love your wrapping paper too :) Thanks for sharing…we hope to see you again next week!

  2. says

    How sweet of your husband to build this for you. I need this too. I store gift wrap and tissue in a few random places in the house and can never remember what I have when I need to wrap a gift so I always buy more. I love how organized this is.
    Thank you for sharing your gift wrapping station on Welcome Home Wednesdays Linky Party. Hope you come back to party with us again.

  3. says

    This is inspiring! I love that all the supplies are ready and available. I’m always running out to get wrapping paper or a gift back right before a party.

  4. says

    For an organizational/packaging junkie this closet is like heaven! I still have a tiny little rental house so I tend to shove all my wrapping supplies in the front hall closet and hope they don’t fall on people.. this is my new dream. I want one! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays… can’t wait to see you next week!

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