Gift Wrapping Central
I found a link to Good Housekeeping's ideas for a gift wrapping station from. Maybe you have everything figured out (and even wrapped by now), but I always am encouraged if not inspired by others ideas.
Here is my gift wrapping station, some ideas from Good Housekeeping, others my own, and some inspiration from blogs.
*Use a paper towel dispenser as a ribbon holder.
I had bought this one about 5 years ago. It is very decorative but took up too much counter space so it has been in our basement kitchen area. Now it serves its intended purpose (at least according to me)! I use the back support bar to hand my tissue paper over. A beautiful and useful tool
*Have an extra trash can? Use a it to hold all of your rolls of paper.
I bought an extra one at the Target (my one stop daily shopping place). It is handy because you can also just put gift bags in it. And when you are all done wrapping, just pick up the whole thing and put it away.
Also have a "real" trash can on hand. I didn't take a picture of this;)
*Baskets for everything!
I have to say I love baskets. They are so useful and vary greatly. I found all of these at the thrift store.
I use one for holding markers of different holiday colors for making tags.
Another I use to hold note cards, card stock, and labels (this is the one at the beginning of this post). For name tags, use cut out card stock and punch a hole and tie with a ribbon. Or just use white mailing labels and colorful permanent markers can be used to add decorative touches. I also keep candy canes for decorating the packages with.
Another basket houses tape. I used to have a nice dispenser but with seven children in the house and many wanting to use it, it has gone missing.
I am hoping to get my wrapping done today, along with baking and looking for a dress for a winter ball for my daughter, as well as preparing for Sunday. Is that too much? It will be fun trying!