Hi friends…well I almost have all my holiday decorations put away and then I can say “It’s a Wrap!” Wrapping up the 2012 holiday season’s clutter? Here are some great products and easy tips to starting this year off right!
We found this fabulous gift-wrapping workstation at the container store and it is a perfect way to keep everything together and out of the way! Pull it out next year and work right from the source! $49.00. Just say you are “keeping it together” in 2013! Check them out at The Container Store!Need another great storage tip for your holiday wrapping paper? Believe it or not, snap bracelets make excellent tools! Sick of wasting giant pieces of paper because the tape you used to keep the paper rolled ripped the paper midway or because the rubber band you used to keep the roll tidy creased the paper so badly that you had to cut off the outermost layer of paper? Well, you have been saved! Break out your 90’s snap bracelets and clasp them around the outside of your wrapping paper roll. You can also use them around your ribbon rolls to keep them contained without getting a sticky residue from the tape you used to keep the spool from unraveling! If you don’t have any tucked away, we found some great, cheap ones on Oriental Trading that come in an array of colors and that you can buy by the dozen… and you can even color coordinate them with your wrapping paper! Only $14 per dozen.
Wondering what to do with all of those holiday cards you need to take down from the mantel, but feeling guilty about throwing them away (in the recycler of course)? Well, if you are not into scrapbooking, we found these beautiful glass boxes at West Elm to store your cards as keepsakes. They are attractive enough to keep on display, if your closet space is limited, making them easily accessible for next time Aunt Lynne comes over and you need to put her family’s picture back on the mantel. Quickly sift through the box (that doesn’t have to be dug out of hiding), cut out her holiday photo and stick it into a great frame. Once she leaves, the photo can go back into your beautiful box. You can even etch a monogram onto the top of the glass! Boxes $34.00-$79.o0. Monograms start at $7.