How To Make a Gift Wrap Organizer

Are you tired of having to search through a jumbled mess of wrapping paper and gift tags every time you need to wrap a present? Then this DIY gift wrap organizers will be the perfect way to keep all your supplies neat and tidy so you’re ready for any occasion.

Follow these simple steps to create your own door or wall mounted organizer to ensure your gift wrapping materials are always at your fingertips.

Gift wrap organizing hung on a wall.

Before making this gift wrap organizer I had all my gift wrap stuffed into a planter style urn.  Not a good system – as it ruined the ends of the paper. Now all my paper is easy to reach and will stay perfect, plus – it looks so pretty hanging on the wall.

How to Make a Gift Wrap Organizer to Hang on a Wall or Door

Hooks for Organizing a Creative Wall

supplies needed:

  • Large Picture Frame
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Cup hooks – Lowes sells them – 2 in a pack
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • 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
Empty-frames lined up along wall to figure out placement.

The size of the gift wrap frame is: 33-1/2″ wide x 39″ long

How to Attach Curtain Rods to the Frame

How to make a gift wrap holder showing how to drill the holes for cuphooks that will hold curtain rods and rolls of giftwrap.

1. Once I had the exact placement for the frame 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.

3 white cup hooks screwed into a white frame.

2. I have 8 rolls of gift wrap so I needed 16 cup hooks, but you can add up to 12 rolls of gift wrap on this 33-1/2″ wide x 39″ long size frame. (See photo at the end of post).

White cup hooks in white frame and brass curtain rods in cup hooks. How to organize gift wrap

3. 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.

Close-up-of-gift-wrap-frame on a creative wall with 3 rolls of gift wrap.

4. Simply insert a roll of gift wrap over a rod and place into the cup hooks.

Blogger of DIY Decorating blog Diane Henkler of In My Own Style

Helpful Tip:

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.

Sawtooth hanger on the back of gift wrap organizer frame.

5. I then hammered a saw tooth hanger to the back to hang the frame.

Gift-wrap organizer on wall.

6. Hang up your gift wrap organizer as you would a picture frame on a wall.

Gift Wrap Organizer Holding 12 Rolls

Craft room showing wall with tools, ribbon and gift wrap organized in large white frames.

When I moved to a new home, I took each section of my “Creative Wall” down and reassembled it in my new craft room aka my studioffice at my current home. I also added a few more curtain rods on the gift wrap organizer so it would hold more rolls of gift wrap. It now holds 12 rolls.

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Craft room walls with 3 white frames holding ribbon, tools and gift wrap.

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42 Comments

  1. I love this! Where did you find the frame?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Dena – I made the frame from stock molding I bought at the home improvement store. If you don’t have the tools to make one, head to a craft store or Walmart and look for a large frame with a wood frame that is approx: 33-1/2″ wide x 39″ long.

  2. I love your gift wrap organizer!

  3. What size frames did you use to make the wrapping paper organizer?
    Thanks,
    Brenda

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Brenda – That is a good question. I will add the frame measurement to the post. The gift wrap frame is:
      33-1/2″ wide x 39″ long

  4. Rosalie Rogers says:

    I envy you your craft room but my craft room is also my bedROom. And I am not able to adjust my present storage ideas to do what you have done. My craft room is multipurpose bot mostly just a bedroom with one closet and a dresser and bookcase.
    But thank you.

  5. Patricia Wilson says:

    Diane, as a relatively new follower of your Blog, but not that new, I saw your wrapping paper organizer solution on Becky’s post. All I can say is “GENIUS.”

    Patricia Wilson
    Columbia, CT

  6. Love this project & can’t wait to do it! I was wondering where you find your pretty wrapping paper from?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Laurie –

      I look for pretty paper whenever I am out shopping, but HomeGoods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx is where I get most of it.

  7. WOW! Such simple materials and it will be fabulous! I have a daughter who loves to make her own presents, then OF COURSE wrap them. Usually the paper, ribbons, etc are strewn all over her floor in a mess….can’t wait to surprise her with this!!!!

  8. Hi Diane,
    Wonderful idea!
    Was wondering about your ruler-ed table…where did you get or how did you make it?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Debbie- I bought the ruled cutting mat for my worktable at JoAnn Fabrics. If you would like to see how I created the table itself – you can find it in this post: https://inmyownstyle.com/2010/06/my-studioffice-part-2.html It is an older post. I have since painted and moved the table against the wall in the room, but it will show you how I created it.

  9. Natalie Muoio says:

    That is awesome how you did the gift wrapping station with the cup hooks, and a frame. I can’t believe it…. I always love how you find creative ways add things to make them pretty… What is the wall off to the left that has a beautiful design? I know I’m noisy, but I love how it looks from what I can see of it..

  10. so want this for myself…:)

  11. wow….super easy. thanks for sharing. doing this today!!!

  12. I decided to make this today, or at least try (!), and thought I would provide some honest feedback. I found the materials to be very expensive, about $60 for one (I needed two) using the exact same materials you have suggested. I suppose this could vary from store to store, but I found everything at Lowe’s. I have decided to return the curtain rods and purchase dowels instead to cut cost.

    I have gotten through what I hope is the most difficult part of this project, which is making the actual frame. Getting it square seemed nearly impossible, and there was no way wood glue would hold it together. We used liquid nails, and also nailed each corner with a nail gun. Unfortunately, this resulted in one corner of the frame splitting. We can repair that with caulk, but still disappointing.

    I think the rest of the project will be pretty straight forward and simple. Now I’m just waiting for the frame to dry/harden so that we can caulk it and screw in the cup hooks. I think next time, I will try to buy the frame!

  13. love this idea & easy to make. I’ve been wanting to make one forever but i have too much wrapping paper and not enough space! lol

    1. Thanks Katie – I had to edit my collection of gift wrap to only keeping the ones I use the most- I had a lot, too :) – some I haven’t used in years – I took them to the thrift store. Now I only have my favorites in the organizer. It is sort of like art on the wall. I enjoy seeing all my favorite colors.

  14. Becky@OrganizingMadeFun says:

    Diane!! This is fantastic! I love it – super easy and could be used for other stuff too! Beautiful photos, too!

    Becky B.
    http://www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

    1. Hi Becky

      Thanks so much. I am loving the new organized system, plus it looks like art on my walls :)

  15. So fun! I’d feel like a professional wrapper at the department store – my dream job, haha.

    1. Hi Andrea –

      I did have a job one Christmas wrapping presents in a dept store. It was only a temp job to make some extra cash around the holidays. I did learn a lot about wrapping presents :)

  16. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    What a great idea… I so need to copy you! :) Pinning this one right now!

  17. What a great idea! So clever, fresh and clean. Love it!

  18. Loving this idea! What a great way to stay organized:)

  19. I love this! So neat and tidy. I was thinking one in my bathroom for all my necklaces and beads that wind up getting tangled in my drawer, perfect!

  20. What a great idea! It looks beautiful. Megan

  21. Kristin@BringPrettyBack says:

    BRILLIANT!!! I have to do this asap!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

  22. Very cute and organized! I love it!

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Pam

  23. Rita@thissortaoldlife says:

    When I did a recent organization of craft supplies, long rolls of wrapping paper are the one thing I didn’t get to. I just didn’t know what to do with them. Now I do! Thanks!

  24. I LOVE this idea….might just have to try this myself!!! :)

    Have a great day!!!

    Patti

  25. Great idea! Now I just have to figure out where I will have wall space to do it :)

  26. I love this idea and I am going to use it in my studio. I was wondering how I could hang my gift wrapping paper and now thanks to you, I have it figured out. Love your blog as well and I am new follower.
    Melissa

  27. I am pinning this wonderful idea your a life saver I think I can do this without my husbands help:)I’d like to invite you to share this@CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party Have a great weekend!

  28. This was my favorite part of the your wall when you first shared it. We have all of our gift wrap in one of those garbage can looking things, standing on end. The papers do get all wrinkled on the bottom, and I have been wanting a better solution.

    Now I just have to find a spot where I could hang it up!

  29. This is really a great idea! I need to get organized!! Spring is certainly the time for it…thanks for sharing your fabulous idea!

  30. LOVE your whole blog, and this idea is great. I was thinking a couple strategically placed paper clips on each end, until you need to use it, would make it even neater. Thanks for all your inspiring ideas!

  31. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    That looks great, Diane! I have a gift wrap organizer that I’m waiting to hang up {we have to spackle and paint the laundry room where it will be going} and I can’t wait to get it up. I’m going to use up what I have in printed paper but then I’m just going to get plain white and plain kraft paper for wrapping.

  32. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    Oh, I must/have to do this one very soon. And it is surely a work of art and beautiful on your wall.

    Thank you once again for a wonderful idea and wonderful instructions!!

  33. Heart and Haven says:

    I love the gift wrap organization you made! It looks like a piece of art itself hanging on the wall.

    One question I have though is, is it easy to tear off sheets of wrapping paper off the roll when you need to use it? Or do you just take the roll off the hangers?

    1. I have it mounted above my worktable so I can stand in front of it and simply pull the end of the gift wrap I want to use and cut it with scissors.I don’t have to remove the roll from the organizer. When the roll is empty, I will take it off and replace with a new roll. That is the beauty of it – simple and easily accessible.