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Create a gift wrapping station for your home- Sweet bunny

In the centre of my living room, my interior designer Hosen installed a built-in cabinet during our BTO home renovation, it was meant for shoes but I did not like the idea of keeping shoes too close to our family altar out of respect. Thankfully, the shelves were adjustable and I rearranged it to create a space to store, the commonly used items my family often reach for, my bags and for as well as a gift-wrapping station.

living room cabinet

messy cabinet  with wrapping paper and home supplies

Pegboard Alternative: using Ikea SVENSÅS Memo board - I had originally purchased two magnetic boards from Ikea for our study but never got to hang the boards up as I didn’t use the space that was meant to be my desk and so the boards just lay forgotten in our laundry yard for a couple of months. About the same time, the mess in my cabinet has been bugging me the clutter of wrapping paper and household accessories was just a hindrance of stuff toppling off the shelves at times and impossible to find what we needed. To resolve this issue I decided to put up the memo boards in my cabinet, amazingly it sucks well with Bostik Original Blu-Tack, I had always preferred the original as it was always strong enough and can come off cleanly when required to. Magnetic boards make a great alternative to Pegboards because you don’t have to place items in a very fixed manner and magnetic boards can be placed almost anywhere without worrying that hooks and attachments fall off, magnets are really strong easily found and more affordable.

Ikea SVENSÅS Memo board as a pegboard

Daiso hack for hanging your wrapping paper - Most of the DIY solutions for hanging wrapping paper uses a curtain rod, which I initially wanted to do but I often switch up the way I organise my home and did not want any permanent fixtures. After much consideration and wondering around Daiso an idea struck me, two of the semi-round basket with thin magnet used together placed on their sides is able to hold on to the wrapping paper regardless of length. 

semi-round basket with thin magnet back
semi-round basket with thin magnet front

sticking can case daiso

reuse ribbons

Reusing gift bags, wrapping paper and ribbons- The holders are able to hold up about three wrapping papers together, which is sufficient for me, as I do not usually buy many sheets at a time, most of the ones I have were given to me as a freebie from stores. 

I used these holders on the right side up to store wrapping papers from gifts that I receive that are still in good condition to reuse for future events,I also use the holders for items that my household uses. 

I have the habit of keeping ribbons for products I purchased or received as gifts and store them in a sticking can case from Daiso, I believe you can find these in IKEA as well GRUNDTAL Container, stainless steel in a better quality form but for ribbons, I think the Daiso will Suffice.

giftwrapping station with daiso and ikea stuff

On the shelf, I used stackable containers from Daiso to keep greeting cards for all occasions and red packets for the lunar new year and stickers that I have collected over the years. Along with other commonly used items that my family always asked me for such as a nail clipper, which is impossible to keep in a bathroom due to Singapore’s humid climate where things can easily rust.

I was very satisfied with this arrangement because it saves my family time from sorting and searching for items that we need at a snap of the finger we can just get what we need and be on our way. As long as we have the discipline to keep the items in their proper “homes” we would always be able to find what we need when we need it.

Merry Christmas everyone and a blessed New year ahead! I hope my post will inspire you to create your very own gift-wrapping station.


1 comment

  1. This is such a great idea. It looks so neat and use to use