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Wrapping Paper Cart

If you have dreams of organized wrapping paper storage dancing in your head along with sugar plums, then this wrapping paper organizer cart will make all your Night before Christmas dreams come true!

I know that I am going to cause all sorts of jealousy with what I’m going to tell you, but…Momma got a zippy new set of wheels!

It can go from 0 to 1 in 10 minutes

It has great cargo space and it comes in a fun and snappy candy apple red.Storage area for tape and miscellaneous wrapping doo dads on my wrapping cart

Yes, my friends, I have taken my gift wrapping game from this mess…

To this snappy little Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart.Wrapping Paper Cart keeps my supplies organized and easily accessible AND my scissors can't walk away.

For MANY years, we dealt with a long narrow plastic box whose sole purpose was to keep and organize wrapping paper and wrapping necessities.  It didn’t do great at its sole purpose and resulted in this year after year.

There just wasn’t a place for everything and an easy way to access everything. So I took matters into my own hands and designed a customized Wrapping Paper Storage Cart that was truly functional. I was inspired by CoCo’s mobile wrapping cart a couple of years ago and finally took the time to noodle through what I needed.

The paper stands up straight in the Wrapping Paper Organizer; you can easily see what you have and easily access what you need. I have all my gift bags tucked inside one larger gift bag inside the cart.

The glove box storage up front holds my tape and random wrapping doodads…Tape and wrapping doo dads are tucked in the front storage unit of my wrapping paper cart.

while the cargo storage in the back of the Wrapping Paper Storage Cart holds folded sheets of tissue paper and a folder of gift tags and pens.Sheets of gift tags stay in this blue binder, which is stored along with folded sheets of tissue paper in the back storage compartment of my wrapping paper organizer.

But, perhaps the most cherished, invaluable, can’t live without, rocks my world detail of my new Wrapping Paper Organizer is the retractable scissor holder! Retractable Scissors...one of my favorite details of my wrapping paper cart.This little gem will stretch 4 feet to allow ample room for cutting paper, BUT will prevent the inevitable ‘disappearing scissors’ phenomenon that occurred WHENEVER I would sit down to wrap gifts.

I can’t even tell you how much I’m loving my new wheels!

Shockingly, I didn’t have any of these things lying around the house so I did need to purchase everything. But you may already have some of these or might want to customize your cart to suit your wrapping needs.

Here’s what I used to make this Wrapping Paper Organizer:

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Folding Shopping Cart…this is the one I purchased.

Retractable Reel for scissors

Magazine Rack to hold tissue paper and tag folder

Small Rack for tape and miscellaneous

Plastic Envelope to hold sheets of tags and loose tags

And as if my wrapping paper supplies weren’t already organized enough…I put together this ribbon tower to corral all my spools of ribbon. Small bungee cords keep the ribbon neat.

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  1. Barbara

    November 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Fantastic idea to keep it all together . Would love to make one of these!

    • lynn

      November 30, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Hey Barbara…I have always enjoyed gift wrapping, but not I am positively giddy because I can keep it neat and organized!

  2. Michelle from Weekend Craft

    December 1, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    This is too funny! I have a wrapping paper hoarding problem. I always buy it end of year on crazy clearance. Funny story when I move to this house someone had stuffed my wrapping paper into an upside down plant stand. I thought it was so genius I have kept it that way for years!

    • lynn

      December 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Perfect solution!I’ll keep that one in mind too.

  3. KIrsten

    December 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I love how this organizes the paper, but what do you do with it for the other 50 weeks of the year. The advantage of the flat box is that it’s easy to store under a bed or on a high closet shelf. BTW, love the sight and just joined.

    • lynn

      December 9, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Kirsten…I hear what you’re saying. Right now we have a large attic, so it’s really easy for me to wheel it in there for the other 11 months. But, we are looking to downsize and I think then I will use it year round, with all of my wrapping paper instead of just Christmas wrap.

      I am so glad to have you on board my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

  4. Candy

    February 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Best idea I have ever seen to store gift wrap! Like you did, I have the plastic storage box that never holds it all, then I have somewhere else for bows, then somewhere else for bags – – not to mention the scissor idea! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to try it. I’m going out tomorrow to get supplies.

    • lynn

      February 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Aw, thanks Cindy! Have you put your wrapping paper cart together? I’m considering making a second one for the other 11 months of the year! Thanks for swinging by my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn


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