How To Set Up Your Own Gift Wrapping Station

by Vanessa Hayes

in Around the House,Organizing,Quick Tip Videos

In this video I give you some ideas on how you can set up your own gift wrapping station. Now, before you get started I highly recommend determining what your needs are for a gift wrapping station. Do you need a big space or a small space? Do you do a lot of gift wrapping throughout the year or just during the holidays? Do you have space or is it limited? If you have an idea of what your needs are, then you are better able to determine the amount of space and storage solutions you will need for your gift wrapping station.

Once you’ve determined your needs, then start thinking of different ways to create your gift wrapping station. I highly recommend just doing a simple Google search for “gift wrapping stations” and click on the “Images” tab to see tons of photo images. You could also go to Pinterest to get all sorts of beautiful ideas on how to create your gift wrapping station. Talk about eye candy!!!

After you’ve gotten some inspiration and have an idea of what you want your gift wrapping station to look like, organize your gift wrapping supplies by sorting them into different categories: bows, ribbon, embellishments, gift wrap, tissue paper, gift tags, cards, tape, scissors, pens, gift bags, etc. That way you’ll have a better idea of your storage needs for each category of supplies.

Now…start creating and organizing your gift wrapping station by using different containers and storage solutions.  Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Ribbon boxes and standing paper towel rolls to store ribbon

Tension rods for spools of ribbon and wrapping paper rolls

Storage drawers embellishments and gift tags

Extra wide storage drawers or vertical hanging pockets for tissue paper and gift bags

Gift wrapping storage bags to store all of your supplies

Gift wrapping cart

Hanging gift wrapping station (this is what I use)

So, check out the video to see my gift wrapping station and some other simple products.  I hope you find some inspiration to create your own gift wrapping station.  May it bring you joy….and not frustration when it comes time to wrap all those gifts for the holidays.  Merry Christmas and Happy Wrapping!!!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Julia B. July 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

As someone whose primary love language is gifts, I love to give and wrap, too. However I can’t help thinking that a a gift wrapping station (or indeed five different wrapping papers + 10 types of ribbons etc.) is just excessive. It creates massive amounts of waste (see for example here: http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=177), and it simply feels bad to put something in a shiny-fancy paper/plastic for two hours.
And still, I do wrap, because half of the joy of receiving is the unwrapping. But I try to be creative, and use leftover papers (wrapping, magazines, or calendars–they are great! Lovely pictures on huge sheets!), ribbons, fabrics etc. Here is a great site for inspiration: http://www.boakart.com/wrap/WrapArt.html
Anyway, I just thought I’ll share this with you–part of my way of simplicity.

Vanessa Hayes August 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Julia,
Just getting back into the groove of things after taking a long working-vacation. I’m just now getting to your comments. I just have to thank you for sharing those links! I too struggle with the joy of wrapping and gift-giving vs. being mindful of our environment and consuming more than we need. But I like the alternative solutions and repurposing material as gift wrap. Too cool! So simple yet unique. Thanks again for sharing!!!

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