I see so many pins on Pinterest about how to organize wrapping paper – vertical shelf along a closet wall, wrapping paper rolling cart, the Ikea plastic bag holder. All of these are great… if you have the space. This year I finally had enough with fighting with the endless rolls taking up precious space that could be used for other things, like my son’s ever-growing car collection.
one wrapping paper
The solution is so simple: brown kraft paper
You could also use plain white paper, but the theory is the same.
Buy it at your local dollar store as you need it or buy it in bulk so you always have it on hand. You can get it on Amazon with Prime shipping.
But how can I only use one wrapping paper? I have bridal showers, baby showers, boys’ birthdays, girls’ birthdays, friends’ birthdays, parents’ birthdays, anniversaries, Hanukkah, Christmas… there’s no way only one wrapping paper can cover all of these events.
Here’s the fun part: embellishments.
Baker’s twine, ribbon, washi tape, stamps, baby’s breath, anything else you can think of are great ways to personalize the gift. Best of all, these things are much easier to store than 15 rolls of wrapping paper.
I have also started using digital printable gift tags. (I also sell them, which you can find here.) This way I’m not storing (or losing) a bunch of physical tags every year. I can print them as I need them and then just file them away on my computer for next time.
Check out my Pinterest board for ideas on how to create beautiful and unique gift wrapping.
Trying to wrap presents with a little one around? Hand them a box of crayons or markers and let them decorate the gifts! Grandparents especially will love this. If they’re too small to help you can also trace their hands on the wrapping paper.