As I approach 30 years old, my love of stationary and fine paper has extended to gift wrap. Suddenly I don’t relish the massive pile of gift wrap and tissue paper that I used to use and I prefer simple, stylish, (and a little more expensive) wrapping paper.
So, the goal becomes how to keep that from getting bunched up at the bottom of a box, left standing up near the front door, or torn to shreds by the cat.
Enter: DIY wrapping paper storage!
- Some kind of board or frame that is the size of the paper you’d like to hang. A cork board would be a great (and cheap) solution. I used framed glass.
- Six hooks. I chose a version similar to this one but that was less fancy for about $1.20 each.
- Glue (I used DAP Strong Stik again)
- Spray paint of choice (I chose Rustoleum Metallic Gold finish and it turned out amazingly!)
- Choose a not-tacky color
- Choose hooks large enough for the biggest roll of wrapping paper you plan to use
- Choose a glue that you can reposition
Measure and mark your hooks according to the size of them, then glue them across from each other within the border. Be very careful that these are straight, because if they are not your wallpaper will lean one way or the other, or even fall off!
If desired, include screws at the bottom to hold a dowel rod of ribbons. I purchased the dowel rod, but my hooks broke and I have yet to fix them.
Paint last (yes, last!) so that you cover all of the seams with the same color. The final step of painting took this piece from really-gross Franken-YardSale looking creation to a classy display for fancy paper.
The result? Stylish and practical, and high on the wall away from the family cat!