Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm a wRapper . . . . word.

I'm a gift wrapper, not an actual wrapper, I bet you all thought I was going to start a new life as a  hardcore rapper . . . right? Although DIY blogs are a well known stepping stone into the world of rap music, :) I think I'll stick to what I know, and I know how to wrap a present!

I refuse to limit the guest room to just a guest room. A room that gets used less than 10 times a year, more if Lee has a cold and snores all night, but generally only 10 times a year!
So the plan is to install a "craft room" into the closet, because no one who visits us stays long enough or is posh enough to need an entire closet of hanging space, and just in case they do . . . we'll install some hooks on the wall somewhere.
But because having it be a guest room and a craft room, and a refuge from snoring husbands ;) isn't enough for me, I also want to include a little gift wrapping station!
Somewhere to store the gift bags, I keep then give away again . . . I still have bags from my bridal shower 6 years ago waiting for the perfect opportunity to be recycled! Somewhere to keep the ribbon, the paper, the tape, the scissors and of coarse the curly string :)

I used our old dresser from our old bedroom, Lee took the mirror off of the dresser so that I could install the ribbon dispenser above it (in case your wondering the unit above the dresser is from Michaels). The drawers are perfect length for rolls of wrapping paper, and the shallow top drawer is just right for ribbons and bows!
Here it is: (complete with a little geranium bouquet from the garden)

"Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things" . . . . . . and curly string, I LOVE that stuff! 


  1. haha... I think you would make a great rapper! :) Love the wrapping station idea! I've always wanted one, just didn't know where to put it. The guest closet is an excellent choice! Now if I could just de-clutter ours! ;)

  2. Love it! I love the idea of rooms serving dual purposes rather than going unused. And, I agree...a place to escape from a sick or snoring hubby is a must ;)

  3. You are hilarious. I love that dresser, and how you'll be using its top to dress up gifts.

  4. It's beautiful Ashli! Not that I expected anything different from you though!

    Many Blessings,

  5. Oh wow that looks amazing! What a beautiful wrapping station!

  6. I love it! It's very tidy, which is very appealing to me. Good thinking!

  7. Oh yes, this is a FABULOUS IDEA!! I have the perfect spot in my guestroom. Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. LOVE this! I so need a dresser for my sewing room. That works perfectly in a guest room--you'd never know it was full of craft stuff!

  9. Love it! This inspires me to organize my wrapping stuff. Currently it just resides on the floor of our unfinished extra bedroom. ha!

  10. I LOVE it! Ah, I want one of those. :) Esp. that little unit from Michaels! Too cute and so functional!

  11. You're cute. Love the wrapping station. My supplies are in under-the-bed storage containers and I have to spread out on the floor when wrapping a present. Some day!

  12. I do that too! I have the white HEMNES dresser from Ikea with 8 drawers in my bedroom and one of the big drawers holds my paper, scissors, ribbons and bags. As I buy a lot of furniture at the moment, and some from Ikea, I keep the white wrapping tissue that they put in the boxes between the furniture parts, because you can use it to wrap (not only fabric) gifts! I put some washi tape onto it and it looks so nice!
    I keep my washi tape in a little wooden box though, I like that better than on a rod. I need to be able to "dig" in them. ;)

  13. i'm a ribbon saver and love me some creative wrapping ideas!



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