For years, I’ve had an area in my basement where I kept all my gift wrap supplies. I used a long tote for the rolls of wrap and gift bags, and a plastic rolling drawer unit to hold cards, ribbon, scissors and tape. It worked pretty well, for the most part.
Although my home is fairly new, an unfinished basement is still not the most ideal place to do my gift wrapping. When I took over my son’s room as my office, I decided that the deep closet would be an ideal space to create custom storage for gift bags and wrapping paper. I researched some options on my favorite site Pinterest, and decided to utilize the back of the door.
I found an Over-the-Door Deluxe Pantry Rack in Bed Bath & Beyond that sells for $39.99.
I didn’t care for the white color of the rack, so I painted it with Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
After spraying all the pieces and letting them dry, I attached them to the door using the plastic holders and screws. I didn’t want to have the hooks over the door.
I found these great wooden floor vases from Target at a discounted price. They are great for holding the rolls of wrapping paper.
I found these awesome ribbon spools and holders at TJ Maxx. I attached a couple of wall hanging brackets to the back and hung them up on the interior closet wall. When I use up the ribbon, I can replace the spools with new ones.
I threw out the old gift bags and tissue paper that had become wrinkled and I weeded out the cards that I’ve held onto for years that I no longer liked. The shelves are able to hold small gift boxes, larger spools of ribbon, greeting cards, gift bags and tissue paper. Now I am all organized for Christmas and birthdays.
This allows me to easily get to my wrapping supplies and see what I have, so when I run low I’ll know what to restock. I can also make sure that I don’t have too many of the same things. And I don’t have to make a trip down to the dusty basement anymore!