A simple DIY for storing wrapping paper vertically to take up less space!
How many hours did I spend contemplating wrapping paper storage solutions for this wrapping closet? Far, far too many!
It's one of those items that is surprisingly hard to store in a way that isn't extremely bulky and/or impossible to get to. And for all of my (many) internet searches, I always came up short of anything satisfactory.
But here is a solution I'm happy with! Plus, it came together in less than an hour, and was relatively inexpensive to do.
Wrapping paper rolls hang on dowel rods, held by snap tape. So any time you need a roll, you just slide one end of a dowel rod out of the snap tape, and remove the wrapping roll. Easy!
(Contrary to its name, snap tape is not adhesive - it's just a thick twill fabric with snaps on it.)
To make this wrapping paper hanging, you will need:
- Snap tape (2 equal lengths - you can buy this by the yard at craft stores. I found mine in the upholstery section.)
- D-hooks (2)
- Needle + thread
- Supplies to affix to the wall
- Dowel rods (as many as rolls you want to hang)
Fold one end of the snap tape over the D hook and sew right under the hook. Repeat with the second snap tape and hook.
Hang the snap tapes the desired length apart on the wall. Keep in mind that the size roll you can hang will be restricted by how far apart your snap tapes are hung, so err on the side of farther apart if you feel the need. I used screws + wall anchors to hang mine, but wall hooks would work as well.
Trim the dowel rods, if needed, and place through wrapping paper rolls. Thread the dowel rods through the snap tape.
And that's it! An easy, customizable storage solution for wrapping paper that isn't bulky! Feeling like I've done the impossible.