Wrapping paper supplies can get messy in a hurry. Rolls of paper always seem to be on the verge of unwinding, slick bags refuse to stay stacked, bows scatter like bees. Ready to organize the madness? Use our tips to contain it all and put together your own wrapping paper station.
First, Pare It Down
Before you start to put everything in its place, take a moment to get rid of anything you don’t truly need. Maybe there’s wrapping paper you always pass over or bags that have become too crunched to use. Anything that’s rumpled, torn, or just outdated needs to go. Get rid of what you won’t use, and then concentrate on the items you’ll want to have easy access to the next time you wrap a gift.
Ideas for a Standalone Gift Wrapping Station
If you have the space, a full wrapping station with surface area to work is a great option. No more taking over the dining table in the middle of the holidays. A dedicated unit is ideal for anyone who wraps a lot of presents and loves to get creative with it. Options include:
An Office Desk
Look for a home office desk with lots of storage options. You’ll need longer shelves for rolls of paper and drawers or cubbies for smaller items like bags and ribbon.
A Craft Table
Craft and sewing tables are designed to hold a variety of supplies, so they’re perfect for wrapping stations.
Other Gift Wrapping Station Ideas
If you don’t have the space for a standalone gift wrapping station, use these wrapping paper storage ideas to organize your supplies and pair them with a folding table. That way you can pull out your wrapping surface when needed and fold it away when not in use.
Wrapping Station Cart
A cart built just for storing wrapping supplies is a great option. We love that this one has wheels, making it a portable wrapping station.
If space is especially limited, opt for a unit that holds all your supplies and can be easily stowed behind a door.
A wall-mounted rack can hold rolls of paper, tissue paper, rolls of washi tape, and more. Another option: Space hooks 30+/- inches apart and hang a rod between them to make your own wall storage.
Plastic boxes offer a great option that can often be stored under a bed. Take stock of what you need to store first, so you’re sure to get the right sizes.
Toy organizers are designed to hold a variety of items, and many can accommodate pieces big and small. That makes them perfect for wrapping paper storage, too.
We love the versatility of pegboard. Hang it on a blank wall and create your own custom gift wrapping storage. Hooks spaced apart can hold wrapping paper rolls. Bins can house tape, bows, ribbon, and more. Single hooks are perfect for hanging scissors or gift bags.
Those long, tall rolls of wrapping paper are especially unruly. A tall laundry basket is the perfect container. Just fill it up and stow it in a closet. Add smaller baskets to contain other items.
Whether you have a corner dedicated to your wrapping station or opt to use a whole room, you’ll love having everything organized. Gift wrapping will be even more enjoyable when you know just where your supplies are.