Space Saving Gift Wrap Storage

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by ToolBox Divas
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The holidays have sadly come to an and and now its time to put the decorations away and get organized. Here is a very simple solution to organizing wrapping paper moving it out of the way and off the floor. It's especially great for small spaces. Utilize the virtual space in your home, ie the walls to stow away the wrapping paper until it's needed. Consider sorting the paper into categories such as Christmas, birthdays, baby shower etc.
Not a lot needed.


1x3 board, cut to 12 in.


7/8 - 1in. cup hooks
Cut the 13 to 12 inches. This can actually be cut to any desired size depending on the number of rolls you plan to store.

Drill 2 pocket holes at each end of the 13.Drill Pocket holes

In the wall were you plan on screwing in the 13 you may need to install at least 1 drywall anchor.

Screw the 13 to the wall, Installing it into a stud. Given that studs are normally 16 inches apart you may have to screw the other screw into a wall anchor.
Using the jute, tightly run the jute from one end to the next.
Trim the excess string.
And the wrapping paper is off the floor and out of the way. This is perfect for small spaces or craft rooms
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  • Patricia Patricia on Jul 18, 2016
    What are "pocket holes "

  • Kelly Little-Smalley Kelly Little-Smalley on Jan 04, 2017
    I think adding dowel rods to slide the paper over would help then from slipping. This is a very cool idea to get them organized andfoff the floor

  • Ltm13646647 Ltm13646647 on Jan 05, 2017
    why not cut longer so will be sure to hit studs. A little more space will probably come in handy.

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  • Hfe52413098 Hfe52413098 on Mar 07, 2022

    I will certainly try this project but instead of using string … my choice would be to use elastic strips … to stretch & secure the rolls for easy removal!

  • Maggie Maggie on Jun 22, 2022

    Love your idea and also wondered about using both elastic and string. What ever the case this is the best idea for paper roll storage that has come along in decades.