If you're anything like me, you find yourself
collecting hoarding wrapping paper (especially when it's from Target and a super great price, right?) It's tough to say 'no' to a cute holiday pattern, but the stuff can be annoying to store. So, when putting my craft room together, I was inspired to concoct a simple, inexpensive way to keep my many rolls of wrapping paper neat, tidy and accessible when I want to use them.
Setting about organizing my craft room, I wanted to do my best to utilize items I already had in a new way and use the space effectively. I saw the tiny inset behind the door as a perfect spot for displaying wrapping paper in a space-saving wall organizer. In case you missed it yesterday, this floor plan that I made gives you all a sense of the space I'm working with:
(Designers out there: ignore my complete disregard for scale!)
Hopefully you'll agree that it was the way to go.
I started by measuring my wrapping paper rolls. The longest was 42" long, so each dowel was cut to 44" long to allow for 2" at each end that would rest on the screw hooks. Then, the dowels and hooks were both painted white to blend in with the existing wall color in the room.
My live-in handyman drilled holes for the screw hooks that would hold the dowels. I wanted the dowels stacked closely together, so the holes were measured 5" apart.
Together, we screwed in the hooks into the wall by hand in about a minute.
Having these rolls neatly organized should remind me to hold off on buying more rolls...maybe.
How do you keep your wrapping supplies tidy?