Shawna Bailey
Shawna Bailey
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  • West Orange, NJ

A Wrapping Station on Your Closet Door

6 Materials
$7
15 Minutes
Easy

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
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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.
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3 of 5 questions
  • Cas5317016
    on Dec 23, 2017

    what is it you are holding the wrapping paper with?
    • Kim
      on Dec 9, 2018

      Another case of people asking questions that have already been answered in the original post. Might I suggest rereading the post before you ask your questions. The person posting has likely already given thorough thought to everything needing to be included in her directions.

      Thank you!

  • Jacqueline
    on Nov 22, 2018

    How did you put the hooks through your rolls of wrapping paper?

    • Sandi McCarthy
      on Nov 29, 2018

      You can buy these types of clips near draperies or bathroom essentials. You just pinch the ring to open the clip and hand whatever like from them. 🌞💛☺

  • Debbie Alkire
    on Nov 29, 2018

    It looks like you have to poke a hole through all of the wrapping paper to hold it?? Is that how it hangs??

    • Norma Brown
      on Dec 6, 2018

      No, there are little clips on the rings. Just squeeze to open, then clip them over the top edge of the roll.

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  • Norma Brown
    on Dec 6, 2018

    Might try something really similar.

  • Kim
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Love this! Great use of vertical space. I have all of my wrapping supplies in plastic containers designed to hold wrapping paper but they take up floor space needed in the closet. I can see your fabulous solution being used for a number of items which would be better accessed with this vertical storage solution!!!! A million thanks!

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