This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BLACK+DECKER. All opinions are 100% mine.
Opening up our hallway linen closet can not only lead to an avalanche of towels and fitted sheets but an outpouring of gift bags and random pieces of tissue paper. The gift wrapping tubes, bags, twine and tissue paper are sorted and stacked only to be destroyed the next time I go to find the right size gift bag.
The solution to the gift wrapping mess? Our new Gift Wrapping Storage System! This system takes up 20″ by 16″ of floor space and stands 4 feet tall. Tucking in the corner of a closet it is ready to be wheeled out whenever a bag is needed and then easily tucked back into place. A designated space for 8 rolls of gift wrap, a large stack of gift bags both big and small, and a basket for ribbon and tissue paper. All in one small space.
All you need is particle board, GoPak Tools, and a few screws and brackets to complete this system in a couple of hours. No complex directions here! Take a look at the steps to create this organizational system, and then check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post. If your gift wrap currently looks like a tornado went through (I know mine did!) you’ll be glad you spent an afternoon creating this easy to use system.
- GoPak Tools (Where to Buy)
- safety glasses
- 4′ by 4′ piece of particle board
- 8 wooden dowels – 1-inch wide, 36-inches long
- L-support brackets
- 1/2″ and 1″ screws
- 4 casters
- spray paint
- two 12″ bungee cables
- small basket (less than 20″ long and 8″ wide)
Step 1. Cut the particle board down to size using the Jigsaw from the GoPak Tools. The three pieces should measure 48″ x 20″, 16″ x 20″, and 8″ x 20″. Make sure to protect your eyes when using the jigsaw and all other power tools.
Step 2. Draw a 20″ line down the center of the 16″ by 20″ board, making sure to have 8″ on each side. Using your drill from the GoPak System attach the 48″ board to the center of the 16″ board, keeping it straight by lining up the 48″ piece along the center line. Attach 4 L-brackets to the base of the 48″ board.
Step 3. Attach the 8 wooden dowels to one side of the 16″ base, using 1-inch screws and your drill. Follow the spacing diagram below.
Step 4. The 8″ piece of board is attached to the 48″ board using 1-inch screws. It should be attached on the side opposite of the dowels, 12 inches down from the top of the board. Support the shelf by securing two L-shaped brackets on the bottom of the 8″ board, using 1/2 inch screws.
Step 5. Using your GoPak sander, sand down all edges and corners of the organizational system. (Note: The triangle pattern on the sander really allows you to get into the corners and sand the edges to a smooth finish!) Follow with a coat of paint and allow to dry.
Step 6. Attach the casters to the base of the organizational system using the 1/2″ screws and your drill. Finish off by stretching two 12″ bungee cables across the 48″ board and screwing into place with your 1/2″ screws and drill.
The entire project was completed in a couple hours in one afternoon, and is now the perfect organization system for our gift wrap! It tucks away perfectly in the corner of our linen closet and helps me corral the tubes of gift wrap, assorted gift bags, and the tissue paper with bows. Casters make it easy to pull out into the hallway for easy access. Organized, easy to access and reduces the avalanche of bags and bows.
An organizational system that is completed within a couple of hours is a great DIY project for all ability levels. The GoPak System provided everything I needed to complete the gift wrap system, is a great value and made my DIY afternoon enjoyable. Buy GoPak Tools today and get started creating your Gift Wrapping Storage System.
And what is just as much fun as an afternoon spent DIYing? A giveaway! Check out this $500 Havenly giveaway from BLACK+DECKER.