Thursday, May 13, 2010
Creating a Mini Gift Wrapping Station | Family Economics
There seems to be a birthday party or family celebration every couple of weeks and I am wrapping a present or writing a greeting card almost every time. As I access my supplies quite a bit, I like to have my party giving supplies all in one area, creating an easy to access wrapping station. So when it's time for a birthday party or two, it's nice to have everything in one handy place. Here is how we are keeping our gift wrapping tools organized, in our own mini wrapping station.
• Cards and Envelopes. To help keep the cards with their envelopes, I separate them into two sections of a plastic container. There are some great medium plastic containers that will fit all sizes and shapes of cards. I place all my cards at the front and the envelopes at the back. If there are cards that have a specific envelope, like a very large or oddly-shaped card, I put it right behind the card so it’s easy to find. If they are kept together in one easy container, it makes it handy to find for the next special occasion.
• Wrapping Paper. Wrapping paper tubes are not the easiest things to organize. They want to unravel or tend to get torn if not stored properly. I purchased a tall plastic trash can, tall enough to measure more than half of each wrapping paper roll, and placed each of my tubes inside. This way they don't get walked on or unrolled.
• Scissors, Tape and Ribbon. For the scissors, tape and ribbon, I purchased two of the same size plastic containers as I did for the cards and envelopes. They are able to stack on top of one another making for easy organization. One container is for scissors and tape and one is for ribbons and bows. I like to buy extra tape and a couple pairs of scissors so that if one of them walks away, you will still have one to work with. For the ribbon and bows container, I try to save all the ribbon and bows from presents I receive from others. This helps save on waste, creating a good collection.