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Gift Wrapping Stations That’ll Organize Your Mess

When it comes to wrapping gifts and presents, our slideshow has got you covered with clever, blue-ribbon ideas.

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Jealous? We sure are. This tidy, dedicated wrapping room has it all: ribbons and rolls of paper on handy dispensers, a long countertop for a workstation, and (best of all) plenty of storage in handsome cabinets. Under-cabinet lighting is ideal for seeing details, especially at night, and a chalkboard painted door keeps the gift recipients in order.


Credit: Housley Enterprises of GA

Image: Housley Enterprises of GA
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  • Jealous? We sure are. This tidy, dedicated wrapping room has it all: ribbons and rolls of paper on handy dispensers, a long countertop for a workstation, and (best of all) plenty of storage in handsome cabinets. Under-cabinet lighting is ideal for seeing details, especially at night, and a chalkboard painted door keeps the gift recipients in order.


    Credit: Housley Enterprises of GA

  • Turning a small side closet into a full-time wrapping room provides plenty of space for working and supplies. Inexpensive ($4) wall-mounted paper towel dispensers are ideal for keeping wrapping and craft papers at the ready. A $13 shower caddy (right) conveniently holds ribbons and other goodies within easy reach.


    Credit: Sonoma Decorative Arts, photo by Margot Hartford

  • Stands to reason — it’s in the $14.7 million home of a pro football hall-of-fame wide receiver. With more than 200 sq. ft., there’s plenty of room to maneuver. But even for a hall-of-fame wrapper, it’s hard to improve on storage solutions that include plastic bins ($8 for 16-qt. stackable bin) and rattan woven baskets ($20 for a 1-foot-square basket) for storing supplies.


    Credit: Pierre Buljan

  • If your small home is tight on space but you’d love a wrapping room, transform a kitchen cabinet or two into a supply station for papers and ribbons. Remove the shelves from an upper cabinet to house rolls of paper, and stash ribbon, tape, and scissors in cubbies or lower cabinet drawers.


    Credit: California Closets

  • This modular crafting station features a slide-away table surface, pre-fit paper hangers, and nooks and drawers for supplies. It’s a good idea to have an electrical outlet handy for glue guns, electric staplers, and other small power tools. A made-to-order storage unit such as this one costs about $1,800.

    Credit: California Closets

  • Some ideas are just so smart — and inexpensive! Take a perforated plastic storage bin, thread ¼-inch dowels lengthwise, and hang your ribbon rolls on the dowel. Poke ribbon ends through the openings, then grab and pull when you need to wrap. Cost? Just $5!


    Credit: Spunky Junky blog

  • This home owner-made wrapping desk has it all: Rolls of paper and ribbon on easy-to-remove dowel rods, tools hung on convenient pegboard hooks, a flat surface for working, and a pull-out drawer full of supplies. Extra papers store upright in a wastebasket. Pre-made craft stations that fold into an armoire-looking cabinet are $900-$1,500.


    Credit: Lish Dorset

  • These days, we’re calling on our rooms to work harder and do more. Combining a wrapping room with a laundry room is a good solution. A slim upper cabinet holds papers and supplies, and a snazzy marble top over the front-loading washer and dryer is an ideal work surface for both wrapping gifts and folding clothes.


    Credit: Bruen Design Build / Bruen Design Build on Facebook / Wing Wong Photography

  • An old cassette tape box (hello 70s!) finds a new life as a dispenser for colorful washi tape. The cutter blade was repurposed from a parchment paper box, then glued and nailed along the edge. Tape rolls fit snugly in their compartments, ready for sticky business.


    Credit: Homeroad.net

  • It may be only a wrapping room, but there’s magic going on inside! Keep your little ones (and a few of the bigger ones) from spying on gift purchases with a cute sign that warns away the insatiably curious. This 6.5-by-5-inch sign ($4) is protected by a clear sealer so it’ll last for years.


    Credit: Kettman Woodcrafts

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