DIY Step-Stool Gift Wrap Organizing Solution

DIY Step-Stool Gift Wrap Organizing Solution

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Several years ago I came upon an organizing idea I found on Pinterest for how to store your wrapping supplies. Because it involved wheels (and I love anything on wheels) I decided to give it I a try. With my own “spin” of course :)

The basics of the organizer that I made are this: I bought a wood step stool from Target for around $20. Then I went to Home Depot and bought six rubber caster wheels. I wanted rubber so they wouldn’t scratch our wood floors. And they have a full turning radius. For all the side pockets I just scavenged around my house for various solutions: a plastic IKEA plastic bag holder, a paper towel holder for holding spools of ribbon, I cut up an old mesh shoe bag I wasn’t using for individual pockets, and lastly, hooks to hold a bag of gift bags. Talk about being meta :)

Necessity is the mother of invention. — Plato

This has been the best organizing solution for my wrapping supplies. I love it because it is compact and convenient. It easily holds everything I need to wrap and I can roll it to or from anywhere in the house. I also love it because it helps me from not buying too many wrapping supplies. Everything needs its limit, and I can tend to go a little crazy in the after Christmas sales. I think 5 rolls of wrap will last me several seasons, especially now that I order more gifts from Amazon and pay for them to gift wrap.

If you are thinking of making your own bar stool wrapping caddy, here is another tip about the wheels: Make sure they are large enough to go over carpet if you have that in your home.

DIY Step Stool Gift Wrap Organizer

DIY Step Stool Gift Wrap Organizer

This side holds labels, extra supplies and other miscellaneous small items in mesh pockets of an over-the-door shoe organizer that I cut down to size.

This side holds labels, extra supplies and other miscellaneous small items in mesh pockets of an over-the-door shoe organizer that I cut down to size.

This is a plastic hanging organizer I bought from IKEA that is intended to hold plastic bags for recycling. I’m using it to hold flat items such as flat gift-wrap, tissue paper, labels and smaller gift bags.

This is a plastic hanging organizer I bought from IKEA that is intended to hold plastic bags for recycling. I’m using it to hold flat items such as flat gift-wrap, tissue paper, labels and smaller gift bags.

The magic that really makes the gift wrap organizer come together is the use of zip ties. I used them throughout the organizer to attach all the different pockets and accessory components.

The magic that really makes the gift wrap organizer come together is the use of zip ties. I used them throughout the organizer to attach all the different pockets and accessory components.

If you want to check out a video I made a while back about my much-loved gift wrap organizer, you can check it out here:

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