Your Ultimate Guide to Organized Gift Wrapping
We don't know about you, but a perfect weekend evening at home during holiday season involves festive music, wine, and a good old-fashioned wrapping party. Putting together gorgeously wrapped gifts is half the fun of giving! What's not fun is wrangling with masses of tangled ribbon and messy piles of crinkled paper due to unorganized supplies. For all the craft obsessives out there, we compiled the ultimate guide to organized gift wrapping so you can keep your crafts in line, even if you don't have a spare project room.
Read on to get organized!
First things first: the list of essentials you’ll need on hand for streamlined gift-wrapping. It’s a good rule of thumb to have at least three kinds of wrapping paper: a metallic, a neutral, and a fun graphic or color. Something as simple as a metallic gold or silver Sharpie translates glamorously for writing notes, and you can personalize wrapping paper, cards, and gift tags with the extras below.
Jarden Wide Mouth Ball Jar, Case of 12 ($22)
Clear mason jars can be purchased in bulk for pennies on the dollar, and work beautifully for separating and storing pens, gift tags, and scissors and other tools. If you don't feel like spending any money, use regular old glassware or spare cups and mugs from your kitchen, then devote a shelf, surface, or drawer to their placement.
Sterilite See-Through Storage Box with White Lid, 12 Pack ($29)
Any spare shoeboxes you have on hand work great for corralling packages of tissue paper, ribbons, and bows. Cover them with colorful paper for a more cohesive organizing scheme (meta wrapping: wrapping your boxes of wrapping supplies), and label them for easy identification.
We personally love the clear plastic bins from Container Store or Amazon, which are the least expensive storage options on the market due to their being devoid of frills, but provide the added bonus of transparency so you can see exactly what's in them. Plus, they're stackable.
Storage Dynamics Over Door Storage Basket Rack ($18)
Though we dream of an expansive room overflowing with stunning supplies, it's a bit of a stretch realistically. One thing most of us do have, however, is the back of literally any closet door—or door, period, if you want to expand your options. Purchase a hanging unit that hooks onto the back of a door, with a built-in lower basket for vertically storing the clunky, oversized rolls of wrapping paper that are tricky to store.
Two's Company Ceramic Owl Umbrella Stand ($118)
Do you know what other household object takes relatively the same form as wrapping paper? Umbrellas. Use a cute umbrella holder, like this ceramic owl or any basket that's not too shallow, to keep a handful of rolls standing vertically. Store it in an easily accessible corner or closet with the rest of your wrapping essentials.
Graber Oval Spring Tension Curtain Rod ($15)
These inexpensive, easy-to-assemble rods often used for construction-less closet, bathroom, and curtain solutions are the ideal ribbon organizer for hassle-free measuring and cutting, the way ribbon is organized and displayed at craft stores.
Do you have any hacks for gift-wrapping organization? Share them below!