12/12/12

Thrifty Holiday Wrap Organizing Tips

By recycling some simple items you have at home you can do some quick organizing of your wrapping supplies! It'll take you 5 minutes and no money, so before you buy any expensive organizers, think outside the box and look around the house!

I dream of having a home large enough to have my own "wrapping station". I've seen some super cute ones on Pinterest. The truth is, that will never happen at my house! So with a small home in mind, I  am going to share three of my favorite tips!

1) Small  Ribbon Dispenser from an empty Velveeta box!

You can fit about 5 spools of those inexpensive ribbon spools from the dollar store in the box. Grab a hole puncher and your ribbons.

Put your ribbons into the box.
Line your hole puncher as far down as it will go in  the center of each spool and punch a hole in front of each spool.

Feed the ribbon through the hole and hello, organizer!

Jan's Tip:  Now you can use the lid in the same fashion (May want to make it prettier by covering it with cute paper first), or do what I do which is to put the lid over the ribbon box to close it in when I'm done and toss it in my closet with the other wrapping stuff. 

2) Large Ribbon Dispenser using a plastic crate:
If you have a larger number of ribbons and want a great way to dispense them while you are wrapping, grab a plastic bin that has holes in the sides!

Stack them up and dispense the ribbons all the way around the crate!
I have twine, fun yarns, etc. in my crate too!
Easy Peazy!

Jan's Tip: I throw my tape, scissors, pen and an envelope with gift tags in the crate too! That makes is easy for anyone in the family to grab, take to their rooms and wrap their presents in secret stealth mode with all the supplies handy!

3) Wrapping Paper Saver Using Empty Paper Towel  and T.P. Tubes!
Save the ends of your wrapping papers from crinkling, ripping, and come unraveled by cutting open an empty paper towel tube or T.P. tube and using them as a "cuff" around the rolls of paper when they aren't in use!

I know.... Why have I NEVER thought of that?... that's what you are saying right now!  

What are your favorite tips for organizing your wrapping supplies?

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