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.”
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.
The first drawer holds all ribbon and bows.
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.
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!
The next drawer holds the bags and tissue.
And there is enough tissue there to build a fort- a really colorful flimsy fort, but you get the point.
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!
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.
It just occurred to me I can never re-gift that Jake toy to anyone that reads the blog…oh shucks!
How do you store your gift wrapping items? Do you also love pretty gift wrapping paper even if you rarely use it?
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