For some reason, family living rooms are typically bestowed the unique honor of being the gift wrap storage center. Although perfectly suitable for the job itself, the perpetually sliding stack of paper ultimately comes at a messier cost. Because I’m not the only one with this wrapping paper hoarding/storage problem, I’ve discovered some pretty nifty DIY storage solutions that you’re all going to appreciate and benefit from. There are a couple ways you can go about creating your wrapping paper storage station, but my favorite out of the bunch uses nothing more than 1×2′s, screw-in hooks, and wooden dowels. The best part about it is that the whole thing costs less than $20!
What you’ll need:
One piece of wood (1×2 preferably)
White spray paint
Screws & dry wall anchors
Butyl rubber tape
What to do:
- Drill one hole at each end of the board, about 1 inch from both the top and bottom of the wood. Then drill holes about 4 inches apart down the rest of the board for the hooks.
- To attach to the wall, drill holes in the wall and then hammer in the dry-wall anchors. Put the board on top and attach one screw at both the top and bottom of each piece. Have someone present in case you’ll need help leveling each piece evenly with one another.
- Screw the hooks into each hole. You may use the butyl rubber tape in case a hook comes undone.
- Insert your wrapping paper and ribbons through each dowel and carefully place each dowel into each hook.
Whether you’re someone who celebrates an insane amount of birthdays or one who’ll use it only occasionally, now you’ll have an organized and functional home for all this stuff. And you can’t beat the price tag on this one either!