Clever and frugal gift wrap station ideas

Turn an inexpensive clothes hamper into a gift wrap organization station with this idea from Better Homes and Gardens.  Keep the lid propped open and staple a few lengths of ribbon or string to the inside.  Use the string to secure tissue paper, ribbon, and other wrapping essentials to the inside of the lid.  Toss rolls of your favorite wrapping paper in the main storage area and add pockets to the outside to keep smaller items like tape and scissors within easy reach.

If you’re feeling a little more crafty and are up for a bit of a sewing challenge, try this cool idea from 2 Little Hooligans.  This gift wrap station makes clever use of an old stool, turning it upside down to create storage for wrapping paper rolls.  The blog shows patterns for creating various sized pockets for storing gift bags, ribbon, tape, and scissors.  Once your supplies are neatly organized, warm up a cup of hot chocolate and wrap ‘till your heart’s content!

 Check out these other gift wrap organizing ideas on my CastAway the Clutter! Pinterest page. 

Happy Holidays!



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25 Responses to Clever and frugal gift wrap station ideas

  1. Nena Sinclair says:

    Great ideas! I never would have thought to use these items to make gift wrapping stations! I like!

  2. Stephanie Larison says:

    This is a really good idea! It seems like all of my Christmas wrapping supplies goes missing when I need them.

  3. Dorothy Boucher says:

    i love this idea , i also use an old garbage barrel to hold most of my christmas wrapping paper, thanks for sharing..

  4. Kelly R. says:

    This is a great product, looks like it would make things much easier.
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  5. Megan says:

    I had seen the stool one and thought it would be too clunky – but I love the hamper idea, especially if you use a hamper with handles so it’s easy to move around!

  6. Aimee C. says:

    Soo cute and portable…what clever ideas!

  7. Danna Wolf says:

    These are some great ideas. I found this idea a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it was creative:

    • Jacquie says:

      Thanks for sharing Danna. That would work as long as the ceiling wasn’t too high to reach the rolls, or you had a stool handy. I love out of the box ideas, especially for small spaces!

  8. amyd says:

    Such cleaver ideas to wrap presents

  9. she says:

    Clever ideals.. What a good way to use an old hamper too.

  10. Claudia says:

    I love it! Looks very cute and organized. Will have to try it

  11. darlene bohannon says:

    i really like the hamper paper station.its neat and inexpensive. thanks for sharing.

  12. Marissa says:

    Great ideas! Would love to organize my gift wrappers like these.

  13. Melissa S says:

    This is a great article, I am going to go with the first option. I think it would fit well in the corner of a closet.

  14. Christy says:

    These are some clever and space saving ideas for storing gift wrap. Love it.

  15. Debbie says:

    What a great idea! I was just saying I needed something for all my wrapping paper and accessaries. Thank you!

  16. Melinda C says:

    I love the hamper idea. It’s a bonus that it can be closed and stored in the back of a closet when not in use.

  17. Holly Trudeau says:

    Thanks for the tips! Definitely helps when I’m on a budget!

  18. Terri Herman says:

    I use an old laundry hamper to store my wrapping paper. Now I think I will add something to the lid so I can store my ribbons. Thanks for the review ~ it gave me some good ideas!

  19. Bidisha Banerjee says:

    Lovely gift idea. Would help in packing Christmas gifts.

  20. chrisair says:

    awesome idea why didn’t I think of that thanks

  21. Jennifer Jordan says:

    Thanks for the great tips.

  22. sherry b says:

    This sure beats using tall boxes. I have tried you years, but must replace the box the next year over and over. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Leah McWhorter says:

    I love these ideas. I am always looking for tape, scissors, name tags, etc. It’s great and saves so much time to have things in a place that makes sense.

  24. Jacquie says:

    Thanks for all of your kind comments. Glad you found this tip helpful!
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