Now that the holiday madness is over I have finally decided to tackle my disorganized wrapping supplies. My entire OFFICE is a disaster right now, but at least, after today, my wrapping supplies are in order. It’s a start!
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I know there are some very sophisticated gift wrapping organization systems out there available to purchase, but I didn’t want to have to invest a lot of time or money into this project so I got creative. With some very basic things I found at our local Walmart, or already had on hand, I managed to create a very inexpensive and effective system of my own!
This represents the sum total of what it took to make my “gift wrap organization system” – flexible cutting mats, drapery clip rings, a magnetic curtain rod (for my steel door, use a regular rod for a wooden door,) Command strips, and a glue gun & glue sticks.
Since “organization station” was going up on the back of my office door (which is steel because it leads to the outdoors,) I used a magnetic curtain rod to hang the clips and rolls of wrapping from. Unfortunately, it turned out the magnet wasn’t strong enough to hold up the rolls of paper, so I “reinforced” the magnets with some Command strip refills. Worked like a charm!
Now I can see all the wrapping options I have without having to dig through the back of my office closet. Plus, I love how colorful it is! :-)
I used a glue gun for gluing the flexible cutting mats together to form a “filing system” of sorts for tissue, gift bags, and other miscellaneous flat wrapping supplies. I staggered the mats and then added a bead of glue along three sides of each mat. That’s it. Then I hung the filing system to the door with some more Command strips.
I had some magnet-backed clothespins I’d made for a previous post (DIY Clothespin Magnets) that I used to hang up some of my DIY greeting cards – and that was all it took to get the majority of my gift wrapping supplies in one, organized and very handy place!
Overall I’m thrilled with the organization and the fun creative vibe it adds to my office!
Now to tackle the rest of the room!