Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Wrapping Station

I know that some of my friends in-real-life have copied my Christmas wrapping station, so I thought I'd pass it along to my blogger friends as well! I made this a few years ago from a tip I read in Real Simple magazine (I think). It has worked wonders and keeps all my wrapping things together and organized, year after year. Another reason, I don't like those flat storage boxes as you have to dig for the paper you want, the ribbons get all tangled....ughh.

Buy a 5 gallon bucket (mine's a Homer Bucket from Home Depot). Get a bucket garden apron (also found at Home Depot) and wha-la, instant wrapping station! Note all the Tinkerbell, Mickey Mouse and Princess paper for Lallie this year!

The garden apron holds my scissors, tape, name tags, more tape, pens, cards etc. I like the folder part of the apron as it keeps my nametags flat and clean from year to year.

To hold all my ribbon, I just take a wire dry cleaning hanger, wire cut the top, insert on the rolls of ribbon and then tape back together (you can see my ribbon at the top. This makes ribboning such a cinch, keeps them untangled and you don't have to worry about taping the ends (thus getting sticky ends and cutting them off, wasting ribbon).

So, I hope this gives you some good ideas as to how to tackle your wrapping station. Also, since it stands upright, I have mine in the top of a closet so it doesn't take up much room!


  1. What a great tip! I hate when my wrapping makes a mess, so I'll definitely need to try this this year.

  2. great're so creative. I use the hanger for the ribbon idea. :)

  3. What a great tip! I love the apron idea.

  4. you're so organized- I'm inspired!

  5. Just stumbled upon your blog, SO cute :) Excited to be following! XO

  6. Thanks for sharing this. I will definitely be copying!