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A Wrapping Station on Your Closet Door

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I don’t live in a very large house, but I’ve always wanted a wrapping station. Around the holidays, with all the gift wrapping I do for my kids, my nieces and nephews, my parents, my siblings, and my friends, you can imagine the amount of wrapping that happens. I wish I could have one on a cart, but I don't have room for that. So instead I made one that fits on the back of my closet door. It’s close enough to a table that I can grab the supplies I need, wrap the present, and clean-up very quickly. And I don't lose track of my wrapping supplies.
Here's what I did:
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Time: 15 Minutes Cost: $7 Difficulty: Easy
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I used command hooks, and a short curtain rod for the wrack itself. (Make sure you can fit the rod on your door without it sticking out.) I used ring clips and S hooks from Home Depot to hold my various supplies.
Step 2: Stick on Your Hooks
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I followed the instructions on the hook package to securely stick my hooks to the back of my coat closet door. I usually wrap my presents in the kitchen, and our coat closet is nearby, so this was the perfect door to hang it on. I tried to keep it about even, judging with my eye. I didn’t make it perfectly straight, but that doesn't bother me. If you're OCD about things like this, use a level and ruler to measure out where the hooks should go. Then mark it with a pencil, and your hooks should be even and straight.
Step 3: Hang the Curtain Rod
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Place the bar on the hooks.
Remember I told you that you should measure the rod first? My rod was a bit too long, and I only realized that after I hung it on the hooks. So I had to take it down, measure it, and then cut it with my dremel saw. If I didn't own a dremel, I probably would have taken a little more time to find one the right length. So if you don't have a saw, make sure to do this beforehand.
Step 4: Add Your Wrapping Supplies
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After adding shower hook rings to the rod, I clipped on my wrapping paper. This keeps the wrapping paper from unrolling -- another great thing about this wrapping station.
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See all of my wrapping paper?
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I used S hooks to hold some of my other items, like bags, ribbons, and scissors. It allows the ribbons to spin freely, and I can easily grab the scissors whenever I need them.
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I love how I can cut the ribbon without any hassle.
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It's so neat and organized! It makes me want to wrap another present right now.

Materials I used for this project:

  • 2 Command Hooks   (Home Depot)
  • A curtain rod   (Home Depot)
  • Curtain Ring Clips   (Home Depot)
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Got a question about this project?

  • Kim_gonzales

    love this idea I'm living in a small cottage and this is a great idea and will unclutter my closet

  • Jim Griffin
    Jim Griffin Kenosha, WI

    Want to keep the rod level? Hate measuring from point to point? Here's what I do for just about everything. Buy yourself a little torpedo level at the big box or hardware store. Cheap plastic one will do just fine. I put up rods, shelves, even

  • Pookashell

    Everyone of your ideas are so practical!

  • Beverly Campbell
    Beverly Campbell Aumsville, OR

    This is a great idea if you are NOT a wrapping paper hoarder. I have a craft room that is 14ft.x25ft. and I would have to paper a whole wall. I am going to think this through to see if I can do something like this. Right now, all my wrapping paper

  • Jeanne George

    You need to ad a roll of scotch tape to the hooks so you have everything you need. Nice job.

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