To be honest, DIY gift wrap storage ideas can be a pretty odd topic for most. But if you take gifting as seriously as we do in my household, you have definitely found yourself stuck with leftover gift wrap, which always seems to disappear the next time you need to use it.
You might have tried to store it without clutter, only for it to disappear after it was cut from the budget. You are not alone if you are looking for ways to tame your runaway gift-wrapping supplies in style.
My Budget DIY Storage Ideas
The following budget DIY gift wrap storage ideas provide tips and tricks to declutter your home while organizing your gift wrapping gear to streamline the process without significantly increasing your budget. You’ll be able to view your wrapping inventory at a glance and make informed decisions about what you need and don’t need.
Most wrapping paper is stored horizontally in rolls because it’s easier to sustain them that way. You don’t have to throw away the smaller pieces that have been cut off the roll or stress about them anymore.
This vertical DIY storage solution enables you to store them as sheets instead of rolls. It is also great for gift bags. You can see what you want and pull it out quickly and efficiently.
File storage solutions exist all over the house; your simple magazine racks set on their spines will work for organizing your gift bags and small pieces of unused gift wrap that have been cut off the roll. You can also turn a bookshelf on its side and use it for the longer pieces.
Hooks and Brackets
Hooks are versatile storage tools that facilitate a host of storage options. I have used them to hang baskets and as brackets to hang wooden dowels around which wrapping paper can be spooled. Besides keeping the gift wrap organized, this solution also allows me to cut the pieces I need without taking the whole roll down.
I don’t like to damage my walls, so I go for the least intrusive options. A good number of my gift wrap options are supported by removable command hooks. They are surprisingly strong and can handle heavy weights. Some can even hold up to 10 lbs on just adhesive alone. This is more than sufficient for your typical gift wrapping supplies.
You can also install a peg board that can accommodate as many hooks as you need. I hang my gift bags on different pegs according to size, so it’s easier to pick the appropriate size without rummaging through a bunch of bags to find what I need.
Drawers allow you to keep everything tidy and out of the way. Drawer gift wrap storage opportunities are abundant in the home, from the empty dresser drawer in your guest room to beds with built-in drawers, cabinets and storage boxes that can be slipped under the furniture and hidden away from sight.
These spots are great for organizing gift bags and storing wrapping paper rolls out of sight. It also creates space.
This is ideally a plastic storage container. Any deep storage box that can hold wrapping paper and gift bags will do. It can have dividers so you can separate your items. The cover can also be partitioned to store gift tags, tape, and other gift-wrapping accessories in an organized manner.
Rubbermaid actually makes a Wrap N’Craft storage container specifically designed for wrapping paper and crafting supplies. There are two compartments. It has a slim design and clear exterior and can hold up to 20 rolls of standard wrapping paper. How’s that for a great storage solution?
I have two tips for efficient use of storage caddies:
- Group your gift wrap storage inventory by type, applicable events, holidays, colors or whatever makes sense in the grand scheme of things.
- Make cool labels that you wouldn’t mind looking at if you stored your gift wrap on an open shelf.
There are also some handy storage containers that you can hide away under the bed! When the storage container fits under other furniture, it can keep everything out of the way.
Consider a gift wrap organizer that can fit up to 24 rolls, has useful pockets for all of your accessories and can easily fit under the bed.
Don’t have money in the budget for this kind of wrapping paper storage? Don’t worry! Even laundry hampers can be repurposed and used as storage caddies. They can accommodate rolls of wrapping paper in the closet or your designated wrapping station.
Behind the Door Storage
I love this option because I get to optimize space that would otherwise be unused, reducing clutter yet allowing everything to be easily accessible. It can be as easy as mounting a peg board behind the door or purchasing a double-sided hanging gift wrap organizer with storage pockets.
This simple DIY storage station can be created in two ways: hanging the supplies on the door or the wall that the door opens toward. The idea is to have them out of the way when they are not in use. They are well hidden between the door and the wall when the door is opened, and they remain organized and neat when the door is closed.
It’s an excellent place to store gift wrapping accessories that you’re always looking for when it’s wrapping time, such as scissors and tape. You can mount storage baskets on hooks behind the door or install an elaborate gift wrap organizer.
This door doesn’t have to be the main room door. Hanging wrapping paper storage can be added to linen closets, wardrobes, and pantry doors as well. Wire baskets, hooks, and bins can be fixed to the inside of these doors. Everything is kept in one place with easy access without cluttering the room with paper rolls and gift wrapping supplies.
Both wire and woven baskets can be great solutions for holding paper rolls. Provided it’s tall enough, the basket will keep everything tidy and straight. They are versatile and can fit in all kinds of empty spaces that would otherwise go unused, like under the counters.
Rolling baskets are excellent because they are easy to move to and from these hidden corners.
You don’t even need to hide the wrapping if it looks tidy. This storage option can be used to complement your home décor if the print on the basket is something you love or one that blends with the theme of the rest of the room.
In the absence of an actual basket, you can choose a tall, beautiful shopping bag with a rigid structure to store your wrapping paper.
Mobile Gift-Wrapping Storage
The unique advantage of a gift wrap storage cart or rolling wrapping paper storage is mobility. You will particularly appreciate this solution if you don’t have a designated gift-wrapping station or you are moving from home to home. It ensures your bows, gift bags, tissue paper, Scotch and washi tapes are all in one place when you want to use them.
It’s also easy to whisk away the whole cart when not in use, and you can move with it from room to room when looking for a space to set up your gift wrapping station.
Another great mobile solution for wrapping paper storage is a convenient storage bag. Tuck all your Christmas wrapping supplies away, and off you go.
Under the Stairs
The storage space under the stairs is another underutilized asset. It can double up as a gift-wrapping station when organized right. Accessorize it with tension rods, curtain rods or shower rods to hang your gift wrap, ribbons, and other gift wrap supplies so everything is within easy access.
Top Shelf Gift Wrap Storage
The top of your bookcase, linen closet, wardrobe and other storage options in the house are often left bare. It’s perfect for items that are used seasonally, like gift wraps. Don’t just dump them there, though; they need to be organized for the storage to be effective.
For items that are stored this high up, I prefer to use clear containers so that I can see what I’m picking. An empty magazine holder or an unused refrigerator bin works just fine. I place my gift bag handles facing out so I can just grab them when I need to.
I really hope that my DIY and online wrapping paper storage solutions will help you find the inspiration to come up with an awesome, organized storage system that empowers you to work well despite space limitations in your gift wrap station. The transparency should also help you avoid duplication, which is one of the common mistakes households make that kill their budgets.