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.


  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.

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

  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!!

  4. Very creative! I need something like this!

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

  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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