DIY Closet Wrapping Station
If you're like me when it comes time to wrap birthday presents or Christmas/holiday presents you go out and buy fresh rolls of wrapping paper and bags only to find out that you had a whole stash from the previous year hidden away somewhere. Well I had enough and decided I need to get organized and give myself a proper wrapping station. The hubby didn't see the need but now that we have our daughter, I'm going to need a space that I can go to and wrap gifts in peace and hopefully store them away from spying eyes as she gets older.
I will admit this is something I probably wouldn't have thought of if it wasn't for Pinterest and I will have to give a big shout-out to The Container Store because that is where I purchased all of the items shown in my wrapping station. (This is not an ad, they are just the best).
You can find a ton of pins when you search "Closet Wrapping Station" and some are much more elaborate than others and some aren't even closets but entire rooms (I wish). So I found a pretty realistic version here and I did my best. I did not follow the tutorial provided by the blogger behind the pin but I used her image as a starting point.
To make it happen, I took over one of the closets in a spare bedroom. There are a few things that I still need to add; a table for actually doing the wrapping the on, I'm thinking a folding card table and some supplies that will stay there so I always know where they are; tape, scissors, ect. But the bones are there and I gathered up all of the supplies I had dispersed around the house and I think I'm in pretty good shape.
On the back wall of the closet, underneath the clothing rack we hung two of the "efla Accessory File" to house my gift bags. I separated out all of my Christmas bags from my birthday and baby shower bags that way it is easy to see what I already have and will help save me money next time I need a gift bag.
The shelf above the clothing rack was already there so now I am using that to stack any boxes, bags of bows and other extra items I may have.
I'll be the first admit it isn't worthy of a magazine but this is totally functional and exactly what I needed to get some piece of mind and to work on decluttering my life and home.