Whether you're the type to go all out with gift wrapping or you've mainly accumulated wrapping paper rolls by way of the occasional gift-giving, we all somehow end up with random wrapping paper stashes and nowhere to put them. Rather than stuffing rolls under your bed and in the depths of your linen closet, we've rounded up 10 smart wrapping paper storage ideas sure to keep you organized.
And get this, only a few of them were actually store-bought solutions specifically for wrapping paper. You can probably get your stash under control using a few items you already have laying around the house.
Ahead, find some seriously genius and creative ways to get those tubes under control, from gift-wrapping stations to at-home wrapping-paper libraries. Who knows, once you've gotten your supplies in order, you may become the crafty type that turns the act of gifting into an art.
Build a Behind-the-Door Gift-Wrapping Station
In the interest of organization and saving time, it only makes sense to store all your ribbon, bows, tape, and scissors alongside gift wrapping paper for all occasions. This convenient gift wrapping station made of wooden 2x4s and pegboard is the perfect place to keep it all together.
The best part is it's slim enough to hide behind a door. You can even add some hooks down the side for extra storage.
Keep Them From Rolling Off Your Shelves
Stacking wrapping paper rolls on a shelf sounds good in theory, but truthfully, it's not the smartest solution. As you know, they're sure to tumble down and roll away.
But if you're wondering how this craft closet boasts a steady and tidy stack, it's with the help of a clear acrylic bookend positioned as a ledge along its own shelf. It holds everything in place and doesn't obstruct your view of your collection of prey paper patterns.
Buy a Wrapping Paper Caddy for Gift-Giving On the Go
If you're looking to buy a ready-made solution to get your growing wrapping paper collection under control STAT, consider a store-bought caddy. One like this keeps all your rolls, labels, greeting cards, and bows neatly organized and easy to store.
And if you ever find yourself in need of transporting your collection, this one-the-go bag is easy to tote to and from. If you're as good as we think you are at wrapping gifts, your friends surely ask you for help around the holidays.
Hang Them On a Customized Pegboard
Organizing your collection of gift-wrapping supplies is nothing but a pegboard away. We love the pegboard idea because it's easy to install, doesn't take up too much space, and is super customizable. Hang one up on the inside of a closet door to keep it out of view, but easy to access on any occasion. You can even paint it to match your craft room or home office space.
Hang Your Wrapping Paper Rolls On Tension Rods
If you're working on setting up a craft corner with everything you need to wrap a fabulous gift, make room for the addition of tension rods. Stack them one over another to keep each one on display and ready to roll when you are.
The best part is you can roll out the amount you need without having to remove them from the rods. Simply pull to your desired length and glide a sharp pair of scissors across to make your cut.
Create a Wrapping Paper Library
If you don't have a cozy corner nook to install tension rods, wooden dividers in between can turn any wall into a wrapping paper library. Stock it with wrapping paper patterns for every occasion, from Valentine's Day to Christmas, and everything in between. Perfect for the gift-giving (and gift-wrapping) enthusiast, this setup is sure to be every craft lover's dream.
Keep Them Strapped Together
You don't need a room dedicated to wrapping gifts to feel utterly organized. This hall closet is proof you can have everything you need, when you need it, without taking up too much space. Suspended from a wire shelf rack, a couple of straps keep all these rolls of wrapping paper grouped together and off the floor. To try this solution for yourself, consider using Velcro straps, bungee cords, or even ribbon.
Hack a Bookcase for Your Gift-Wrapping Obsession
By now, you know there are countless ways to hack the popular IKEA Billy bookcase, but this setup turns a mass-produced item into a gift-giver's ultimate wrapping station.
We would imagine some knowledge of carpentry is recommended, but creating notches on either side of a bookcase makes for easy-use slots for wrapping paper hangers. And the best part is you can take them down when you need them and slide them back up when you're done.
Free Up Your Counter Space With Curtain Rods
There's no sense in having a workspace if you plan to clutter it up with supplies. This office-slash-wrapping station makes perfect use of a gorgeous marble backsplash with the help of small curtain rods to hang four wrapping paper rolls. Doing this keeps your rolls off your counter space, yet still at an arm's reach. And is it just us, or do those cute wrapping paper patterns also double as décor?
Stand Them in Baskets
If you're limited on space or working with a smaller budget, all you need is a basket to get yourself in order. Either a wire or woven option is the perfect solution for grouping your rolls of wrapping paper together. As long as your basket is tall enough, your rolls will stand straight and stay tidy.
We especially love these rolling baskets because it's easy to roll them out when you need to wrap a gift, and slide it back when you're done. For optimal organization, fit them in empty spaces under counters, like in offices or laundry rooms.