Take a Seat- Let’s Wrap!

Take a Seat- Let’s Wrap!

Ok, so here’s the skinny when it comes to me and wrapping paper storage: For years and years, I have stored gift wrap rolls in the box from our vacuum cleaner. No really, I have!

How to store rolls of gift wrap / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Recycled storage…

And while it’s worked pretty well, I have one complaint- I can’t see my wrapping paper unless I dump it all out! I’ve wanted to change up my wrapping paper storage system for a while, and I’m finally, FINALLY getting to it now. And besides, I’m addicted to DIY! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

I can’t recall where I first saw this idea- Flea Market Style Magazine? Pinterest? Either way, it’s GENIUS so I had to try my version of it. I found the perfect kitchen stool- plain, blonde, partially broken (but who cares?!)- at my local Habitat ReStore.

Broken seat wooden stool for gift wrap storage by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A perfect upcycling candidate…

The missing chunk of seat (how does that happen anyway?) didn’t phase me- and in true Sadie style, I had to paint it to seal out its old life.

Broken seat wooden stool for gift wrap storage by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So fresh & so clean.

A splashy turquoise worked wonders! Don’t look too closely, though- I barely had enough paint to finish the job.

To the top of the seat, I drilled in four casters – this is totally optional- to make it easy to move around during one of my wrapping frenzies.

And then…the big flip! This sucker is going upside-down!

Repurposed wooden stool upside down to store and organize rolls of gift wrap by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Rollers for my rolls.

Repurposed wooden stool upside down to store and organize rolls of gift wrap by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to roll!

Now, to make some storage bags. Santa brought me a sewing machine for Christmas– hurray!- so I was able to whip out a few little bags. My sewing machine skills are just a hair above “no skills”, so I kept it basic-basic-basic.

I used a couple of cheery pillowcases that I had in my stash of linens to create various sizes of storage bags to hang on the rungs of my stool.

Upcycle a thrifted vintage pillowcase to use as storage bags for gift wrap stool holder by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Such a pretty pillowcase!

Upcycle a thrifted vintage pillowcase to use as storage bags for gift wrap stool holder by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…makes for perfect catch-all sacks.

Once the bags were made, I stitched on some double-sided Velcro for easy rung-hanging.

Double sided velcro / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love me some Velcro!

I made long bags- perfect for tissue paper, spools of ribbon, bows, and smaller gift bags.

Repurposed wooden bar stool to organize, store, and hold rolls of wrapping paper and gift wrap supplies by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Storage bags from pillowcase #1.

And I made shorter bags to hold gift tags, pens, tape, etc.

Repurposed wooden bar stool to organize, store, and hold rolls of wrapping paper and gift wrap supplies by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and smaller bags from pillowcase #2!

So here it is- all assembled and ready to go. Does it hold everything? No, I still have a bin to hold leftover supplies. But it DOES allow me to recycle that 6-year-old Dyson box…AND I can see my wrapping paper without a flashlight or a mess!

Repurposed wooden bar stool to organize, store, and hold rolls of wrapping paper and gift wrap supplies by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The *perfect* gift wrapping station…on wheels!

Craft on!

S


Comments

  1. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says:

    This is so awesome. I’m going to be scouring thrift shops and garage sales for broken stools now 🙂

  2. Fonda Rush says:

    Good save!

  3. What a great idea. I also store my gift wrap in an old box. I love the added pockets. I’ll have to keep an eye out for an old stool. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is such an awesome idea! I’m pinning it. BTW I think the turquoise really makes it pop.

  5. brittpenney says:

    What a great idea! I love that you put wheels on it! Super easy to move around! Thanks for the idea!

  6. This is such a great idea!! I am going to pick up a stool at the thrift store or goodwill and make one (or have a friend do it for me!)

  7. distresseddonna says:

    Cute wrapping storage. I have an old stool I use for fabric bolt storage, but never as nice as this one.

  8. Such a great reuse! I really like that it is on wheels. Thanks for linking up!

  9. This is so adorable! My wrapping stuff is in one of those giant plastic ziploc bags lol SO not classy

  10. Such a good idea! Visiting from the Thursday favorite things blog hop!

  11. Get OUT!!! I love this idea, and execution!!! Great solution and upcycle!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

  12. Great job. I have seen on PINTEREST and thought how cool is that.

  13. Now that is creativity if I ever saw it! Thanks for Sharing on the Home Matters Linky Party this week!

  14. Hi Sarah- Saw this on 3 Little Greenwoods. Would love for you to share at Friday Favorites party going on this weekend! laura

  15. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says:

    How genius. This would make Christmas wrapping fun. I’m going to share and pin this! I would love if you linked this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday! It will be LIVE tomorrow at 9pm CST. Thanks so much for sharing and hope to see you there!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

  16. This is a great idea. I keep my wrapping paper in a big box too. LoL. I saw this on Pinterest a long time ago and keep thinking I may do it also. Velcro is the next best thing to napkins, isn’t it! Love how yours turned out. So glad you shared it with us, now I am inspired!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      I know- I wish I had made it sooner after I saw it on Pinterest (or FMS Magazine, I seriously can’t remember where I saw the white version)….it really is easy and so functional!

  17. Oh so cool!!!!!! And sooooo useful!

  18. What a great idea! Paper storage can FINALLY be something pretty to look at!

  19. What an awesome up cycle! I throw out so much wrapping paper because it gets torn and wrinkled and ugly! This is such a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for linking up over at the Ladies Collective Linkup! Hope to see you back again this Wednesday!

    Stephanie @ http://www.mommyzoid.ca

  20. Brilliant! Pinned for later, as I am redoing my craft room. Popping over from From Dream to Reality Link Up.

  21. Love, love, love this idea! Perfect for keeping wrapping paper staying nice as well as organized. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  22. I love it! I don’t usually have wrapping paper but I am racking my brain to figure out how I could use this idea. Maybe umbrellas? This was really clever.

  23. I have never seen this idea…but it is genius! I think the casters are what really did me in. Thanks so much for sharing!

  24. What a clever idea! I will be making one this week! You’ll be my feature pick this week on the Merry Monday Linky Party! Thanks for linking up, and please stop by a grab a ink! Thanks!

  25. What a perfect solution! Thanks so much for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! This week’s party starts at 10pm tonight. We hope to see you again!

  26. This is such an awesome idea! How clever!! I’m featuring you this week at Friday Favorites!

  27. what?! seriously genius idea! Right now I have random rolls of wrapping paper thrown in a closet, time to find a stool|!

  28. What a great idea! I love that it is on wheels!!!

  29. Great idea!

  30. Jann Olson says:

    This is so clever! I love that you can move it around. I found and old metal cart that holds my wrapping or I would be making one for my craft room. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  31. So cool! I haven’t made it into our local Habitat ReStore yet, but I’m definitely feeling inspired to go exploring now!

  32. Great idea! Organizing my gift wrap has been on the To Do for-e-ver. Love this concept. Visiting from Welcome Home Wednesday party.

  33. SUCH a neat idea!! Love this!

    I’d love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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