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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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Ask the creator about this project

  • Toni Johnson
    Toni Johnson Bethel, MN
    on Nov 24, 2016

    You are so clever...do you ever sleep ;) Love this idea. Wrapping paper is so bulky and awkward to store, so thank you for sharing

  • Bbeckley53
    Bbeckley53
    on Dec 8, 2016

    Neat idea!

  • Sharon.ferndocker
    Sharon.ferndocker
    on Dec 8, 2016

    love this idea also this would work for gloves and mittens, scarfs. Thanks

    • D fuhrman
      D fuhrman Athens, GA
      on Dec 8, 2016

      i agree with using this for scarfs. i have a squillion and this would make them easy to find.

  • Donna.murray
    Donna.murray
    on Dec 8, 2016

    now that is a clever idea, thx!

  • Robert.w.sanders
    Robert.w.sanders
    on Dec 8, 2016

    Before I looked through to the end, I assumed the rod was over a table and would hold a single roll of wrapping paper (ie., like a paper towel holder) allowing you to unroll as you wrapped. This is a great idea for many storage needs. :)

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