Monday, February 7, 2011

Gift Bag Station

I usually have a few project ideas rolling around in my head. 
Things that I think would be fun to have, but don't fit into the "need-to-have" category.

When I am taking a trip to the hardware store, I check out their scraps and see if I could use any of them to create my daydream projects in a way that won't break the bank. 

Sometimes I have to tweak the idea to make it work with materials, but that can be a fun challenge. 

On Friday I stumbled upon a scrap of the board with holes in it. 
I don't even know what it's called, but it was there, and I wanted it. 
I snatched it up so I could build this:


Initially I wanted a wrapping station that would be large enough to hold rolls of wrapping paper, but thankfully my options were limited by my supplies and I had to make it smaller.

 Now that it's all said and done, I'm really glad it's not too gigantic.

Here's a few of the supplies I had to work with:
 A few strips of mdf, a board with holes:) and a piece of bead board.


I bought a larger strip of mdf to make myself a frame and I also bought a dowel to hold my ribbon.
All in all, the total project cost was about $8.

I cut the large strip of mdf that I purchased into pieces to work as the frame.


Before I tacked the frame together,
 I measured and drilled two identical holes in the side boards for the dowel.


I also cut a shorter piece that would be the lower shelf and nailed to the inside of the frame.


I cut the backboards down to fit into place and then tacked them to the back of the frame.  
I set everything out before hand to make sure that my wrapping supplies would actually fit.


After a bunch of cutting, nailing and painting,
I was able to hang up my supplies.

My SIL gave me some darling handmade gift cards and I am really excited to have a place to put them.
I'm going to have a hard time giving them away. Lol.



The Joe cut the angle of the crown for me. I couldn't figure it out and nearly botched it up irreparably.
A few zips through the mitre saw and now I have a beautifully straight line.


I tacked in a piece of mdf to separate the two different back boards, 
and also to use as a hanging board if I decide to put it up on the wall.


I built the bottom shelf a tiny bit too short for the bottles I wanted to use,
so for them to fit, they'll have to be topless. 
{{{Sorry... }}}
for the most part I like to keep this blog clean and family friendly.






9 comments:

  1. That is so cute! The board with holes is called Peg Board. I also use it all the time. One of the walls in my room is covered with it (painted the same color as the wall) and then I have hooks and baskets to hold all of my jewelry so that I can see what I have when I am getting ready in the morning.

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  2. You are so Creative. I'm always amazed at what you can do with scraps. It looks great.

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  3. Wow - it's amazing the stuff you come up with. Love that you make do with what's on hand. What a great project!!! One day when I grow up I'm going to be handy with a saw like you!!

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  4. Very creative! I need something like this!

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  5. I absolulty love this! Such a great idea. You amaze me.

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  6. Not that you could with so many nice people telling you, but just in case you forget. You are amazing! I'm so impressed with all your stuff, it's adorable

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