Wrapping Paper Tips

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Wrapping paper can be a pain to store, here’s a simple wrapping paper tip to prevent rolls of opened wrapping paper from unraveling or tearing prematurely.
Wrapping Paper Storage Tips

Wrapping Paper Tip

Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose! Repurpose the cardboard center from rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, or other wrapping paper tubes to create handy protective sleeves for your wrapping paper. These sleeves hold the paper edges in place without the edges tearing. The best part, unlike tape, when you remove them you don’t have to worry about the paper tearing or any of the design coming off.

You’ll need:
Cardboard Tube- this can be from paper towels, empty toilet paper roll, or the center from a roll of wrapping paper, etc
scissors
opened roll of wrapping paper

  1. Cut off a 3″ to 4″ piece off the cardboard tube. We used the center from another roll of wrapping paper that we finished off already. Turn the tube and cut it lengthwise.
  2. Slip the cut tube over the wrapping paper, sealing it.
  3. If the wrapping paper tube is longer, add a cardboard tube to the top and bottom to help keep the paper from unraveling.

Wrapping Paper Organization Ideas

Here are a few ways to help keep your wrapping paper organized, clean and handy all year round!

Repurposed Garment Bag Idea

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Cortnee Brown / Via thechicsite.com

Double-Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer Storage Bag

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Get one Here

Converted Canvas Shoe Organizer Idea

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Via tenthavenuesouth.blogspot.com

Wrapping Paper Storage Ideas

Wrapping paper is actually fairly easy to store, keep it in dry, moisture-free areas and it will last for several years, allowing you to stock up on the end of season holiday sales!

  1. Store wrapping paper between the ceiling joists, simply add small tension bars or dowels across the joists.
  2. Create a handy wrapping paper station by adding rods to a heavy photo frame (no glass required!). This also helps keep the ribbon handy. (Directions Below)
  3. Over the door canvas organizers- cut the bottoms out of the middle layers as pictured above.
  4. If you have a couple of folding chairs sitting around, repurpose a folding chair bag to hold the rolls of wrap. This makes it easier to hang the rolls up in a storage area such as an attic or garage.
  5. Repurpose a popup laundry mesh storage basket to hold a large number of wrapping paper rolls.
  6. For a super frugal, very simple storage trick, use the ceiling area of a closet. Simply suspend the rolls using four drywall anchors with screws and galvanized wire. In this case, because the rolls are above your head, you’ll want to use screws and wire, rather than a string. Collectively, the rolls can become quite heavy.
Ceiling Suspended Wrapping Paper Storage Idea by Frank Farm
Handy Wrapping Paper Station By Alissa, View Directions here

We’d love to hear your wrapping paper tips-n-tricks too! Please feel free to share them in the comments below or submit them to us at DIY @ Budget101.com (spaces removed).

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9 Comments

  1. i have been slipping the rolled paper back into the tubes for the past 50 years. You can tighten the paper roll by putting two fingers in the roll and gripping the cut edge and twisting on the direction it is rolled.
    This also keeps the edges from getting messed up.

  2. i gave always put the rolled gift wrap back in the cardboard tube. put your index and middle fingers into the paper roll and grip the cut edge. twist the paper in the direction it is rolled.

    this keeps the entire roll of paper protected and clean.

  3. if your toilet paper rolls have bits of paper stuck on them that you can’t remove, cover that tackiness up after you slit the roll with aluminum foil or a different wrapping paper pattern.

  4. Yikes I just sent to recycle paper tubes. I will be saving toilet paper rolls tubes now. What a great idea I will be using this one for sure.

    Thank you

    Kaybee1630

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