Tuesday, December 20, 2011

....THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG....BUT NOT BEFORE THE PRESENTS WERE WRAPPED...

...

A few of you today, heard me on twitter and FB, asking, or actually begging for some help with my Christmas gift wrapping. I have to take extreme effort to psyche myself up for this monumental task. It is all about the organization ...and believe me, I'm a  fairly organized person, but gift wrapping is truly a pain in the butt and back for me...NOT kidding. I require all the players to be lined up accordingly before I begin.

Here is my dilemma...


YIKES...I'm only showing you this picture so that you may understand my frustration with gift wrapping. I have all the accoutrements required for the task, BUT haphazard organization. If this is my gift wrapping area...where does the gift perch to get gussied up and how can I sort through this mayhem?

While finishing off my Christmas shopping today....yes it is done, finito...woohoo for me....I was wondering how to tackle the task of gift wrapping so that at the end I would be sane and my normal chipper self.

Enter my brilliant idea....


.... a plastic garbage can you say...


... and I say yes...but with these added....


...becomes this.....can you see where I'm going?...


....and then morphs into this......hellllloooooo!!!!


...with a designated spot for these.....


....and for these too....wait though...another brilliant idea is coming to fruition....


....it looks messy, I know, but each ribbon end is pulled through a different slot. If this goes as planned I can possibly keep them from unravelling onto each other.

I now have one strong plastic container for rolls of paper and attached to that, containers holding assorted ribbons, scissors, pens and tape in their precise spots, and one rectangular  8"deep plastic bin large enough for tissue to lay flat. I'm am taking over the dining room table, where I can enjoy the fire, Christmas music and a glass of red vino so that my marathon Christmas gift wrapping may begin in hopes that our gifts will look like these....


....by late tomorrow!

MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

9 Comments:

At December 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Sheila said...

Wonderful idea with the garbage can though I've always wanted a 'wrapping room' like Martha Stewart...that would be awesome.

 
At December 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

OH MY GOD. Maureen, you're brilliant! All my gift wrapping is done (I hear ya on the pain in the butt & back), but I am SO doing this next year! Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy wrapping!

 
At December 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Michelle Cortizo said...

What a great idea!!!!! I love, love, love your blog for reasons like this post! Brilliant! Sending Christmas hug your way my friend!! xoxoxox

 
At December 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM , Blogger Kristie at The Decorologist.com said...

good idea - you should see the CHAOS in my bedroom right now!

 
At December 20, 2011 at 6:42 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Great idea Maureen! Just finished my wrapping yesterday but I must admit that by the end they were looking nothing like the ones in your picture. Maybe next year.

 
At December 20, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

Wonderful, Maureen! I've been using half my kitchen table for the past week, so I thank you for the inspirational idea and your terrific photos! :) Here's a suggestion: Re-Post this early next December! ;)

 
At December 20, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Blogger SZInteriors said...

I LOVE this post! You spoke the words that I am thinking... my gift wrapping is still not touched, and the incentive to get at it is finding other things to inspire. Your mini station is awesome... and since I haven't started, very timely for me! I hope you are drinking a great vino... Chin Chin :-)

 
At December 21, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Pixiesmith said...

Million-dollar idea, Maureen. I'm off to the Spencerville Home Hardware.

 
At December 21, 2011 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

no room in this house Sheila...so my 'wrapping room' garbag can goes wherever there is an empty table.
So glad all you ladies loved my post...will share the royalties with you when I'm a millionaire

 

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Maureen at Modecor Muses: ....THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG....BUT NOT BEFORE THE PRESENTS WERE WRAPPED...

....THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG....BUT NOT BEFORE THE PRESENTS WERE WRAPPED...

...

A few of you today, heard me on twitter and FB, asking, or actually begging for some help with my Christmas gift wrapping. I have to take extreme effort to psyche myself up for this monumental task. It is all about the organization ...and believe me, I'm a  fairly organized person, but gift wrapping is truly a pain in the butt and back for me...NOT kidding. I require all the players to be lined up accordingly before I begin.

Here is my dilemma...


YIKES...I'm only showing you this picture so that you may understand my frustration with gift wrapping. I have all the accoutrements required for the task, BUT haphazard organization. If this is my gift wrapping area...where does the gift perch to get gussied up and how can I sort through this mayhem?

While finishing off my Christmas shopping today....yes it is done, finito...woohoo for me....I was wondering how to tackle the task of gift wrapping so that at the end I would be sane and my normal chipper self.

Enter my brilliant idea....


.... a plastic garbage can you say...


... and I say yes...but with these added....


...becomes this.....can you see where I'm going?...


....and then morphs into this......hellllloooooo!!!!


...with a designated spot for these.....


....and for these too....wait though...another brilliant idea is coming to fruition....


....it looks messy, I know, but each ribbon end is pulled through a different slot. If this goes as planned I can possibly keep them from unravelling onto each other.

I now have one strong plastic container for rolls of paper and attached to that, containers holding assorted ribbons, scissors, pens and tape in their precise spots, and one rectangular  8"deep plastic bin large enough for tissue to lay flat. I'm am taking over the dining room table, where I can enjoy the fire, Christmas music and a glass of red vino so that my marathon Christmas gift wrapping may begin in hopes that our gifts will look like these....


....by late tomorrow!

MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR