This is step 3. There are five parts to this craft room organization wall project: Make Your Creative Wall Frames; Organize Your Tools; How to Make a $20 Photo Studio; How to Add Crown Molding to a Craft Wall.
I finished Part 3 of 5 sections on the “Creative Wall” in my Studioffice that I have been working on. It is a place to organize giftwrap. Before making this gift wrap organizer I had all my giftwrap stuffed into a planter style urn. Not a good system – as it ruined the paper. Now all my paper is easy to reach and will stay perfect, plus – it looks so pretty hanging on the wall.
I rounded up a few gift wrap organizing ideas on Pinterest that I posted about over at Momtastic and took bits and pieces of each idea to make an organizer that would work into my Creative Wall plan of 3 frames across the wall – each frame to be used for a different purpose.
- Frame – You can see how I made them in this post – Putting the Creative Wall Together
- Drill and drill bit
- Cup hooks – Lowes sells them – 2 in a pack
- Measuring tape
- Café style curtain rods – the rods each come with brackets to hang, but they were too big. I used cup hooks because they are simpler to attach and look aesthetically better on the frame.
- Saw tooth frame hangers
After assembling and painting the frames, I leaned them against the wall for hanging placement.
Once I had the exact placement on the wall figured out. I removed the gift wrap frame and drilled holes along each side of it in even increments to hold cup hooks. The cup hooks will hold up café style curtain rods that slip through each roll of gift wrap.
I have 8 rolls of gift wrap so I needed 16 cup hooks.
You can see how nicely the curtain rod ends fit into the hooks. The caps on the ends of the rods keep the rods in place.
Simply insert a roll of gift wrap over a rod and place into the cup hooks. Note: It can be a bit tricky if the cup hook is placed into a recess on the molding. The first side went in easy, the second side I had to gently push in. If I placed the cup hooks on the highest profile part of the molding – the rods would not have anything to block the tips from going into the cup holder. If you use flat molding you won’t have this problem.
I then hammered a saw tooth hanger to the back to hang the frame.
Other places you can find me this week:
My Colortopia – Tips and Tricks & Dealing With Disasters
Mom It Forward – How to Stencil a Wall With a Royal Design Studio Stencil
Momtastic – DIY Lucite Tray