December 16, 2019
One thing I have really been focused on lately, with Baby P on the way in a few months, has been efficiency and organization in our home! I personally love wrapping gifts, for me, it’s almost more fun wrapping them and placing them under the tree, than it is shopping for the actual gifts! However, wrapping can easily become quite a mess. Today, I am excited to be partnering again, with Merry Maids of the Peninsula to show you How to Create a Gift Wrapping Station!
Whenever I’m wrapping presents, and Jay too, we really like to set the mood! We usually wrap upstairs in our bonus room and have put some fun lights and a Keurig machine up there. We turn on some music, grab a hot chocolate or coffee and get to work! The only problem is, when we are finished, it looks like a heard of kindergartener’s had a Christmas craft day! The last thing I want to do is clean up. So this year, we are creating a wrapping station to help solve this problem and keep everything organized and in one place!
How To Create a Gift Wrapping Station
I’m so excited to be sharing with you Merry Maids of the Peninsula’s best tips for creating a gift wrapping station! The best part about this, is that it doesn’t just apply to holiday wrapping. After Christmas, you can pack away your Christmas gift wrap and replace it with your everyday wrapping and gifting essentials for other holidays (and birthdays) throughout the year. Then, you won’t be hunting for that last birthday bag, or card, that you know you have somewhere!
Wrapping Station: Set the Scene
First, you will want to gather your materials and find the perfect space. As I mentioned before, we like to have our wrapping station upstairs in our bonus room, to just keep things out of the way, but as you can see I set it up in our bedroom this year because the lighting was better for photographs. You could easily use your dining room you aren’t using everyday, a corner of your bedroom, home office, or really wherever you would like! It’s convenient to have a good hard surface nearby for wrapping, but I have no problem using the floor!
We happened to have this bookshelf sitting in the garage and I found it to be the perfect piece for setting up my wrapping station. Feel free to use whatever you have sitting around!
Gather your materials and let’s get started!
Use Paper Towel Holders for Ribbons
Have an extra paper towel holder laying around? This is perfect for stacking up your ribbon and makes it even easier to pull and cut just the right amount! This way, it isn’t running off and unraveling, if you know what I mean.
Have a Basket or Plastic Bin Just for Bows
You can use any extra baskets or small plastic bins to keep all of your bows easily accessible and in one place. I chose to use a pretty basket to help beautify my wrapping station, because I had this one laying around. It’s great to add add your own personal touches this way. It’s so easy to grab the perfect bow for each gift, without having to hunt through a big plastic bag of bows!
Use a Trash Can to Hold Wrapping Paper Rolls
If you have an extra trash can laying around, or even a basket, you can use that. If not, last or metal trash cans are usually pretty affordable and are perfect for keeping your wrapping paper stored safely and keeping it organized. You can see everything and simply grab what you need! Can you tell I’m a fan of having lots of baskets? I grab mine at HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx!
Label Glass Containers for Pens, Scissors, Gift Tags and Other Small Necessities
I always jump at the opportunity to use cute mason jar or really any kind of glass container. Saving old candle jars is kind of my thing too! I just love it! This is the perfect opportunity to use your left over mason jars or even all of those Bath and Body Works or Yankee Candle jars you have been saving, to organize gift tags, pens, scissors and other small wrapping station necessities!
Command Hooks are Perfect for Hanging Bags
This might just be my favorite part of the gift wrapping station. I love, and I mean really love, using Command hooks! They are so easy to use and I always get so much use out of them around the holidays hanging wreaths and things on my walls, that aren’t usually there. You can put these on the wall, or the side of a cabinet, and they will hang your bags keeping them organized and visible!
Edit as You Set Up
I hope that you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! Merry Maids of the Peninsula has the best tips and strategies to organize your home. They share weekly tips on their Instagram and so much more. I would absolutely love for you to follow them. if you are interested in call to get your free estimate
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This blog post is in collaboration with Merry Maids of the Peninsula. All opinions are my own.
How To Create a Gift Wrapping Station