Easy Vintage Dresser Gift Wrap Station

We’re excited to feature an easy vintage dresser gift wrap station that will help make your holiday gift wrapping simple and organized.

For the past thirteen years, we’ve spent the days and weeks leading up to Christmas traveling to seven different cities – sometimes twice – to try and make Christmas work for everyone.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good holiday party.

I’m never going to turn down the chance to make cookies with my sisters or the littles.

By the time we get to the cabin though, we’re completely exhausted from all the hustle and bustle.

No matter how hard I try to keep everything organized about an hour from the cabin I start to slightly panic wondering if all the packages have been delivered in time or if we’ve forgotten anyone.

Thankfully, we haven’t had any mishaps over the years.

Plaid Presents Wrapped in a Dough Bowl for the Holidays-The Crowned Goat

I can honestly say though when you have a big family or a lot of presents to buy, being organized during the year and vigilant during the holiday season is a huge time saver.

Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Our Secret Weapon To Staying Organized With Gifts…

If you can relate to a lot of extra traveling over the holidays or you’re tired of looking for the tape as you wrap gifts at midnight to create a magical Christmas experience for your friends and family, I’m going to let you in on our secret weapon.

This is our easy vintage dresser gift wrap station.

How to Create a Gift Wrapping Station from an Old Dresser-The Crowned Goat

Now I know this looks like any old vintage dresser and at one time it did belong to my Granny.

But let me show you what the inside of the drawers looks like.

Creating a gift-wrapping station like this will help you stay organized for any special occasion all year long.

Holiday Vignette with Wrapped Presents and Vintage Trophies-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at how you can make an easy vintage dresser gift wrap station too…

*This post was updated November 2023

Use a Dresser with Multiple Drawers…

Your dresser doesn’t necessarily have to be a vintage one.

However, using a dresser with multiple drawers will help you better organize all the tools you’ll need for a gift wrap station.

These include:

  • Wrapping Taper
  • Gift Bags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Bag Filler
  • Boxes
  • Gift Tags
  • Embellishments
  • Cards
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
Vintage Dresser Wrapping Station-The Crowned Goat

Customize Smaller Drawers with Clear Containers…

Using clear containers will instantly let you see what supplies you have and what supplies you’re running low on.

Organization containers like these can be found on Amazon. I’ve linked the ones we use most down below. They’re very budget-friendly.

We have them in almost every desk and cabinet drawer!

Place Tension Rods Inside Bigger Drawers to Keep Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organized…

The inside of this drawer is about 36 inches long.

A roll of typical wrapping paper is about 30 inches long.

So, a medium-sized tension rod is a perfect fit to keep wrapping paper and ribbon organized.

Keep measurements like these in mind when you’re looking for a dresser to make an easy vintage dresser gift wrap station of your own.

You might even have a dresser you can use at home already!

Designate a Drawer Specifically for Ribbon…

If use lots of pretty ribbon on your packages, consider designating an entire drawer specifically for ribbon.

Use Photo Boxes to Organize Additional Wrapping Supplies…

If you have room consider organizing additional wrapping supplies in photo boxes.

They’re great for ribbons that won’t fit on the tension rod, crinkle paper, tissue paper, small gift boxes, and small gift bags.

Use the Top of the Dresser, a Nearby Coffee or Entry Table, or a Portable Table as a Present Wrapping Surface…

After you have all your supplies organized in your easy vintage dresser gift-wrap station, you’ll need a place to wrap your packages.

If your gift-wrapping station is in your craft room, laundry room, spare bedroom, or office, you can use the top of the dresser to wrap presents whenever you want.

However, if your easy vintage dresser gift wrap station holds a collection throughout the year, consider wrapping gifts on a nearby table.

Depending on the size, style, and location of your dresser, you could also place a portable fold-up table behind the dresser.

Or place a fold-up table under your bed.

Either way, it will be easily accessible!

Basic Gift Wrap Station Supplies to Explore on Amazon…

**(Amazon Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. As an Amazon Associate, any sales made through such links will support us with a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read our full disclosure policy here) 

Brown Kraft Paper * Gift Boxes * Tape

Vtopmart Organizers (shown above) * Stori Organizers (a stackable option we also use) * Gift Tags * Scissors

Colored Tissue Paper * White Tissue Paper  * Medium Bags * Photo Boxes (also available at Michaels stores and sometimes on sale too)

Create an Organization System for Your Wrapped Packages…

Keeping your wrapped packages organized can be easily accomplished with a little advanced planning.

You can use a “destination tote or basket system” even if you’re staying close to home.

For example, if you exchange gifts with your extended family at your Granny’s house then your tote and tag would say Granny’s house.

If you give out teachers’ gifts all at once, your tote and tag will list the name of your child’s school.

If you don’t want to use separate totes or baskets to keep wrapped gifts organized, you can assign each destination or family a specific color paper or ribbon.

Keep Your Gift-Wrapping Station Organized, Maintained, and Clutter-Free Throughout the Year

Keep in mind, that packaging takes up a lot of extra space.

So, as you bring home new items make sure you take the time to decant your supplies as you put them away.

It will help you keep your easy vintage dresser gift wrap station organized, maintained, and clutter-free with very little effort.

How to Create an Easy Vintage Dresser Wrapping Station-The Crowned Goat

I hope these tips for creating an easy gift wrap station have helped!

I know staying organized isn’t always easy.

Especially during the holidays when things get really busy.

While it does take a bit of extra effort to be organized the effort is always worth it.

In the end, you’ll be able to spend your time doing the things you love most with the people you love most because that’s what the holiday season is all about!

Other Gift Wrap Posts to Explore:

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DIY Vintage Inspired Monogrammed Gift Tags

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Some super tips here! That #3 hit me right in my chaotically organized wrapping paper heart. Love your vintage chest, too. I’ll PM you my address….you know….just in case you want to surprise me for Christmas. 🙂 Happy Happy Holidays!! ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Thanks so much, Susie! I’m glad you’ll be able to use the tension rods. We’re using the medium and the smaller sized ones right now and they’re both working out well. I know there will be a lot of pretty paper on sale after the holidays so it will be fun to have an organized spot to put everything in. Hugs, CoCo

  2. This is so genius! I am going to create this in my home. I have a basement workshop space I want to “make my own” and this would be a perfect addition. Thanks for the great tips on how to put one together!


    1. So happy you’ll be able to use this, Nancy! I tell ya there is nothing like creating functional spaces that are pretty too. I’ll be working on my garage while you’re working on your basement so we’ll have to swap tips. Thanks so much for putting this blog hop together. Hugs, CoCo

  3. The tension rods are a genius idea Coco. I have a dresser I can use to organize my gift wrap in the garage right now. Thanks for the easy tips. Hope you and S had a Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Glad you were able to use this idea Bonnie! I’m on a mission to make my entire house completely functional and beautiful so there will be more projects like this coming up next year. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too, CoCo

  4. I am mind blown! Why had I not though of that?! And as luck would have it, I just picked up a cintage dresser at an auction. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    1. So glad you’ll be able to use this idea, Susanne! It was so easy to put together and the tension rods aren’t very expensive at all which means more money for pretty ribbon and paper 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous holiday season, CoCo

  5. This is an absolutely FABULOUS idea as I sit staring at a pile of wrinkled wrapping paper, gift tags, and about a yard of ribbon remnants on my office floor! Oh ya, and where is my tape? UGH! You are so darn clever, my friend! Pinning this because I HAVE to do this for next year!

    1. Thank you bunches, Christine! My Mom does this at her house as well. Staying organized is not always easy but it’s definitely worth the effort. Especially, when you’re sending packages here, there, and everywhere this time of year 🤣 Hugs, CoCo

  6. This is the absolute prettiest wrapping station ever!

    With the size if your family this is a must!


    1. Oh my goodness, Cindy, for sure! I was just on the phone with one of my sisters this morning talking about how thankful I was we start buying gifts in the summer. It’s the only way we can keep up 😆 Sending you hugs for a happy holiday season, CoCo

  7. Oh my goodness! I literally have all of my wrapping supplies stuffed under the guest bed with a semi-empty vintage dresser right beside it! This will be next weekend’s project!

    1. That’s so exciting to hear, Susan! Keeping all our supplies in this one area has helped to save us so much money. We don’t buy papers, bags, or ribbons unnecessarily anymore and it feels so good. Bonus, I can always find the tape 🙂 Hope your day has been a special one, CoCo

  8. This is a brilliant idea, CoCo! It’s functional and beautiful at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing on Sundays on Silverado. 🙂

  9. It’s so good to have you back at Tuesday Turn About, CoCo! This is a lovely wrapping station, and great organizing ideas, too! I’m delighted to be featuring your post at the party this week! Pinned!

  10. What a genius idea, CoCo! I love it, and I’m sharing this weekend in my Seven on Saturday post!

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