You won’t believe this but my client has a small room in her home dedicated to gift wrapping! She not only enjoys giving gifts but she is quite the artist when it comes to gift wrapping!
Follow along as I walk you through what we accomplished last week.
Here’s what we started with:
The room had a hodge podge of items that needed to be cleared out.
Since this was a small room, we needed to maximize the vertical space if she was going to have room to move around in there.
Our inspiration for the Wrap Room was this lovely organizer made by Elizabeth Ford
We started with the dresser. It’s on the top of this dresser that my client will do her wrapping. In the top drawer we put ribbon “shorts”, tags, stickers and colored pens.
The second drawer contains the tissue paper. We have two types: the recycled paper from gifts received and the new tissue paper. I was able to fan out the new tissue paper so that it was easy to grab the color of her choice. I folded the used tissue paper and stood them on end so that it was easy to choose from as well.
The bottom drawer holds white tissue paper, Christmas tissue paper and pre-made bows.
The first thing to go on the wall was the ribbon holders. I purchased 2 of these – one with 4 shelves and one with 3 shelves. In this photo you will see that there was enough room to include her paint supplies that she uses on gifts (I told you she was an artist!).
Next, we gathered up all her gift bags and organized them by size. The medium sized gift bags are used the most, so they were arranged in this cute basket. The small and large gift bags were placed on the bookshelf.
We brought in a low bookshelf to hold the other gift bags, raffia and silk flowers. The bookcase is more than half empty (some of the containers you see are empty) so there is room for more.
I found the cutest vintage container to hold her rolls of gift wrap! I screwed it to the wall so that it is stable and can’t be knocked over. Her Christmas gift wrap is stored in the closet so that its not mingled with the rest of the years’ supplies.
Remember the inspiration for her wrap room? Well, I made one for her! Here’s the burlap covered pegboard; it measures 4′ x 4′.
I inserted hooks at the bottom to hold 2 dowels for gift wrap rolls.
And here it is, hung above the dresser! She can easily switch out the rolls of wrapping paper and she has easy access to her scissors and tape. Because this is a pegboard, she can re-configure this however she wants. She has already added a bucket of pens and has her curly ribbon bow collection hanging in a gift bag! Her super-sized rolls of ribbon hang above her so that she can reach up and cut a length when she needs some.
Can I just say that I was just as excited as my client to see this room come together?!!! Here are the before and after shots.
Can you visualize doing this in your wrap or craft room? The possibilities are endless!