Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to organize your wrapping paper from a closet shelf

This is the third in my series of "how-to's". Today we'll be learning how to hang wrapping paper from your closet shelves.
My entire guest bedroom closet is devoted to crafting (at least until we get another kiddo). I love organization and hate that I have to go into the attic to pull out my wrapping paper rubbermaid everytime I have to wrap a present. So...... this is what I came up with to remedy that problem after seeing something similar on Pinterest.

What you'll need:
- polished hemp string/yarn
- hook hanger screws
- an electric drill
- an ink pen with top

First I premeasured where I wanted my hook hangers to go then I used an electric drill to get the holes started and screwed the hooks in the rest of the way by hand. To get the hemp string down through the spool I just hooked the string through a pen cap to give it some weight and dropped it through. I know this may seem like common sense to most but after trying to thread the curly string through with no luck I thought I'd share that little learning experience with you guys.

To tie the loops onto each end of the string I used a technique that I learned a LONG time ago at 4-H camp. I just tied them in the same way that you would start a friendship bracelet but instead of taking the knot the entire way up, I left my finger in the way, which left a great loop to place onto the hooks making changing out the paper rolls very easy.



I hung my spools of wrapping paper at different lengths so that I could visualize them easier. The finished product:

I love that the rolls are tiered b/c I can simply pull down the appropriate length, cut it straight from the closet, and that's that! No clean up!


I thought I'd give you guys a peek into my craft/scrapbooking closet - YIKES! I know where everything is and I guess that's all that matters right :) As you can see there's lots of room to hang another level of paper and that's on my agenda for today.

4 comments:

Deena said...

Looks great! I love your organization (and envy it!!!).

Jenni said...

LOVE this idea!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Brandi said...

Hey Becky - trying to reach you. Worried that the emails I'm sending aren't going thru ?
Brandi :)