organizing

5 Smart Ways to Organize Rolls of Wrapping Paper, As Found on Pinterest

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Herringbone and polka-dot wrapping papers When you're obsessed with paper, it tends to pile up. Here are 5 ways to keep your rolls organized and prevent them from getting damaged:

  1. Two hooks and a wooden dowel make for easy and accessible storage of paper rolls. Here they're hung on the inside of a closet door. By Caroline Armelle Drake on Armelle.
  2. Cut a slit in a toilet paper roll and use as a cuff to keep wrapping paper from unrolling. Seriously, a genius idea. I've taken to doing this myself with all my paper rolls. By Joy Astle (sorry, link broken and original source not found).
  3. DIY wall-mounted wrapping paper rack made with curtain rods. By By Chanel Dror on Camille Styles.
  4. Rolled paper stored in plastic bag dispensers (Ikea's Variera dispenser, to be exact). On Gall-erry.
  5. Rolls suspended from a closet ceiling using hooks and wire. By Frank Farm on Flickr.

How do you keep your wrapping paper rolls organized? Let me know in the comments.

 

 

+ Photo by Corinna vanGerwen

6 Smart Ways to Organize Your Ribbons & Twine, As Found on Pinterest

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Sale Ribbons from Designer Fabrics Ribbon has a way of turning itself into a big mess of knots. Here are five ways to keep it — as well as twine — in order:

  1. Make a low-budget DIY ribbon dispenser: Put spools of ribbon onto dowels (chopsticks could work too), then place in a basket with holes; thread ribbon ends out through the holes. By Halsey on Spunky Junky.
  2. Thread spools of ribbon onto a multi-tiered pants hanger. Found on the Creating Keepsakes blog.
  3. Wind ribbons around cards, then keep in an over-the-door clear pocket organizer. From AllPeopleQuilt.com.
  4. Store bakers twine in a sugar dispenser pulling the end out through the opening. From the Whisker Graphics blog (makers of Divine Twine).
  5. Use an old spice rack. By Natalie Jost as featured on the Papernstitch blog (original source link not available).
  6. Hang rolls on tension rods hung in a bookcase. Bonus idea: mount a ruler to the shelf below for measuring ribbon on the spot. By Karen on Sew Many Ways.

How do you keep your ribbons organized? Let me know in the comments.

 

 

+ Photo by Corinna vanGerwen

This Week on Pinterest

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Pinterest Logo + DIY paper-roll organizer. By Caroline Armelle on Armelle. Wooden dowels + metal hooks = a smart storage solution for wrapping paper rolls. Caroline has hung hers on the inside of a closet door, making good use of usually unused space. + DIY fabric feathers. By Ez of Creature Comforts on 100 Layer Cake. Would make for cool gift toppers.

+ Thyme mini wreath around a bottle of wine. From Traditional Home, as seen on Haus Design. The scent would be wonderful.

+ Paper pouf bow. By Jeffery Ruddell, as seen on All Things Paper. Made from lots of thin strips and very flowerlike, like a spider mum.

Visit my Gift Wrap and Packaging Pinterest board for more ideas.