This past weekend I went to a yard sale.
I walked around the front yard and looked at some picture frames and a wreath form and some dishes and a giant oversized white architectural piece.
I saw this.
Hello beautiful. Nice to meet you.
This is a vintage seed pack holder that sat on the wall in a hardware store and held seeds for generations of gardeners.
Some people might have seen an old abandoned piece of metal junk.
Some people might have seen cobwebs and dirt.
Some people might have walked on by.
But I’m not some people.
I speak yard sale.
All that potential was calling my name. I bought it and took it home and hung it on the wall.
And created this.
A gift wrapping supply organizer.
Isn’t it the cutest?
Did you have the vision, too?
Did you know where I was going?
Today is DAY 8 of “12 Days of Getting Ready for Christmas” and I’m joining my incredible friend Leslie to share a clever, unique idea to organize your gift wrap station.
The seed packet holder is the perfect fit for ribbons.
There is a metal bar at the top and the bottom.
There are seven spaces across for ribbons and seven rows of packet holder spaces.
I took the ribbon and twisted it around the top and then wound it down through the bar. The ribbons are different sizes so I just added them to the coordinating size on the metal sections.
It works perfectly.
You can pull the ribbon down and cut off what you need and the rest of the ribbon stays in place.
There were two hooks at the bottom.
I used those to hang tags from ribbons.
I got this entire tag set at Hobby Lobby.
Then I hung the rest of the tags from the metal prongs in the center of the seed packet holder.
When I’ve gotten tags like this before, the ribbons tend to get tangled up.
I can just reach up and grab a tag when I need it.
Are you ready for the most brilliant idea ever?
I found these S hooks at Ace Hardware. They are meant to be plant hangers, but I’m ordering a few and hanging scissors and tape from the side of the seed packet holder.
A place for everything.
And everything in its place.
Doesn’t it make you want to start wrapping gifts now?
That’s the thing about yard sales.
You always find the one thing you never knew you needed.
Merry Christmas to me. 🙂
PS And now be sure and stop by my friend Leslie’s to see her gift wrapping room.
“12 DAYS OF GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS”
HERE’S A RECAP OF EVERYTHING WE’VE SHARED OVER THE LAST 5 DAYS:
DAY 4: 30-minute handmade gift idea
DAY 6: Freeze ahead recipes
DAY 4: Handmade creative gift ideas