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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Wrapping Taper
- Gift Bags
- Tissue Paper
- Bag Filler
- Gift Tags
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…
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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.
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!
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