Merry Making: An Easy Gift Wrapping Station
Ok, “Easy” is a kind of relative term. A very relative term. So maybe that wasn’t a fair title? Because unless you’re like us and have a basement full of pegboard left from the previous owner’s basement workshop, this project might take you a bit longer since you’d have to put up pegboard. But the point is to figure out something that works for you without spending hours putting it together.
Last year I had a table set up in the basement and I kept a grocery bag for trash, a pair of scissors, a pen, wrapping paper, tape and sticker tags all sitting on the table. It worked. It got messy, but it was still great to have everything in one spot instead of trying to hunt down scissors and tape every time I wanted to wrap.
Then I saw this on Pinterest from Two Shade of Pink and it made me think of what I have already that I could use. Since I’ve been slightly obsessed lately with finally finding a good use for the basement pegboard, this was perfect. Especially since they even left us a big old variety of hooks and pegs. This would be especially awesome if you’re lucky enough to have a craft room or office of some type, especially the dowel rods for ribbons and such. Pegboard painted white or a pretty shade of pale blue? *Swoon* That would be perfection. But I don’t strive for perfection, I just wanted something functional and utilitarian and this has been fantastic.
Let’s just also put it out there that these are not my #1 photography masterpieces of all time. They’re in my basement with only fluorescent lighting at nighttime. I think even those of you who don’t give a lick about photography know how worst-case-scenario that is for trying to take a picture. I could have edited the heck out of them, but would sort of defeat the purpose of keeping it as a quick and easy project, no? So, without further ado, my new gift wrapping station:
I love it. I love having everything right there. I love not having paper all over the place and scraps hiding the tape and ribbon rolling off and falling on the floor. (Except the ribbon that’s not up there because a certain two-year-old found it all and unrolled every.single.spool. It’s tucked away in a bin for crafts now, otherwise the dowel would have been more full with pretty ribbons.) I especially love the Martha Stewart wrapping bits from Michael’s with 50% off coupons. I have been squirreling them away over the past few weeks and it’s making wrapping so.much.fun. Now I just need to decide if it’s fun enough that I even want to re-wrap a few of the things that I had already wrapped….I think I might:)
p.s This post is not sponsored by Michael’s of Martha Stewart. Obviously, or it would have been much prettier:)