I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to do Christmas posts for an ENTIRE YEAR! And I know Halloween is barely over but I just can't wait any longer. I have an inspiration board full of envelopes, receipts, and grocery lists full of ideas that would come to me and I would scribble them down before I forgot them. Now I get to put them into fun posts over the next few months.
I am a bit giddy about it. ♥
So what better way to kick off my Christmasy stuff then a post about getting organized with all our pretty holiday wrapping supplies? I, for one, feel absolutely ready to conquer ANYTHING when I get organized. So I came up 3 ideas using what I have around the house and I am so excited to share them with you wonderful friends!
Number 1: Market Cart
I found this cutie at a yard sale. This fun find was needing some major TLC. I bought him for $5 bucks and after some sanding, a fresh coat of spray paint with a kind of undefinable color that I totally adore (called Catalina Mist) it's got a fresher look! I even wrapped the handle with some thick, comfy yarn (until I can make a fabric handle) for more simple character. I love how roomy it is for all my wrapping paper and supplies. I thought another great find would be one of those small vintage wire grocery carts for storage. That would be cuuuuute!
I rigged a little dowel rod for twine and ribbon in the middle.
One end holds scissors, tape, and some other ribbon...
...the other side has some washi tape and a little bucket full of tags.
The white bucket holds tissue paper, bags and other wrapping supplies.
I absolutely love my little portable wrapping cart and it has a nice little home in my craft room!
♥Number 2: Shallow Metal Wire Basket
Obviously, not everyone has a wheeled market cart. So I came up with a more attainable idea. This basket is from IKEA and is actually one of the powder coated steel basket drawers. But you can buy them separately and use one of these as a nice wrapping caddy to stow under a bed or at the bottom of a closet until you need it.
Just thread your trusty dowel through the holes to keep your ribbon and twine handy and all your other essentials are at arms reach. And with the basket being shallow, you can see everything at a glance.
Number 3: White WastebasketSimple is sometimes best. Just pile your wrapping gear in an inexpensive white wire waste basket and you are all set! Use a dowel standing up on end for your ribbon and twine.
Throw in a little pencil case with scissors, tape, and some tags. There you go! Simple and perfect to stow in the corner out of the way.
Now that we have ideas to get organized, I will be back tomorrow or the next with some pretty packaging ideas. I can't WAIT to share them with you! I can't promise to post every day. But I promise to share as many ideas as I can with you. This is going to be fun...I just know it!
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