Wrapping Paper Cart

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This easy to make DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer cart will keep all your paper, tape, gift tags and ribbon organized and easy to access and is perfect for wrapping paper storage year-round.  I am sharing what I used to make my cart and how I have organized it. If you have dreams of organized gift wrap storage dancing in your head along with sugar plums, then this DIY wrapping paper organizer cart will make all your Night before Christmas dreams come true!

DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart: wheels make it mobile and zippy

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…meet my fancy DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart!

It can go from 0 to 1 in 10 minutes! Not only that, it truly is the perfect wrapping paper organizer!

DIY Wrapping Paper Storage: area for tape and miscellaneous wrapping doo dads on my wrapping cart

My little DIY gift wrap cart comes in a fun and snappy candy apple red and the ‘cargo hold’  is the perfect wrapping paper storage space year-round.

DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart: organizer helps avoids the typical mess of gift wrapping - scraps, tape, tags on the floor

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

To this snappy little DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart.

DIY Wrapping Paper Cart keeps my supplies organized and easily accessible AND my scissors can't walk away - ideal for wrapping paper storage
DIY Gift Wrapping Storage Cart: eases the mess of scraps, paper, ribbons, tags and tape on the floor

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 succeed at its sole purpose and resulted in this year after year.

DIY Gift Wrap Cart: ideal wrapping paper storage and organizer

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 DIY Wrapping Paper Storage Cart that was truly functional and an ideal gift wrap organizer. I was inspired by CoCo’s mobile wrapping station a couple of years ago and finally took the time to noodle through what I needed.

Details of my DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart:

  • The gift wrap 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…and when you’re done wrapping, voila! It is also ideal for storage year-round!DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper Storage: storage space for gift bags
  • The glove box storage up front holds my tape and random wrapping doodads…DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper Organizer: Tape and wrapping doo dads are tucked in the front storage unit of my wrapping paper cart.
  • while the storage in the back of my Wrapping Paper Storage Cart holds folded sheets of tissue paper and a folder of gift tags, receipts, 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 diy wrapping paper organizer.
  • But, perhaps the most cherished, invaluable, can’t live without, rocks-my-world detail of my new DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer is the retractable scissor holder! Retractable ScissorsThis 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. blank

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 DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart:

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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.

DIY Christmas Ribbon Storage Tower

 

 

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Do you have an organized Wrapping Paper setup? If you are thinking you would like to revisit this DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer Cart in the future, bookmark this page or pin this image.

diy wrapping paper organizer cart in front of Christmas tree
diy wrapping paper cart in front of Christmas tree

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10 Comments

  1. Barbara

    November 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

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

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply
  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!

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    • lynn

      December 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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

      Reply
  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.

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    • 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

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  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.

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    • 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

      Reply
  5. Linda Duensing

    September 8, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    I absolutely love this cart and am going to give it a try. Thank you so much. I love your posts and continue to read them. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

    Linda D.

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 12, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Aw Thanks, Linda.

      This cart is truly one of my favorite DIY accomplishments…it has really changed my gift wrap storage game and I feel so ‘in control’ of all that paper and ribbon! Thanks for writing in, my friend. And do share a pic of your cart when you have finished. I’d love to see it.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply

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