How to Store Christmas Wrapping Paper

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “how to store Christmas wrapping paper?” and provide you with insights on how you can enhance your Christmas wrapping skills and work towards a more sustainable holiday time.

How can we store Christmas wrapping paper?

You can store Christmas wrapping paper by sorting them out into rolls or taking the larger pieces and lining them flat on top of one another. Then put them into a file or even a big box.

Everyone has to wrap presents now and then, throughout the year, but you are almost guaranteed to need to do this task during the holidays. 

While you’re doing your last-minute gift wrapping it is the perfect time to also organize all of your wrapping supplies and equipment into one area. 

When you’re done you’ll have everything ready for use, at your fingertips, when you need it, and can wrap presents with a minimum of effort.

You need to be sure you’re utilizing the right kind of paper and using it correctly with minimal waste. This will not only cause you to be environment-friendly, but it will also help you save money.

How to Save Money on Wrapping Paper?

While there are tons of frugal ways to save on all sorts of gifting accessories, today, you should just focus on gift wrap. 

Here is how to make each roll last as long as possible, while still scoring all sorts of great deals when you do need to buy completely new!

Buy Quality Gift Wrap

While this might sound counter-intuitive, saving money on gift wrap starts with a quality product.

You spend more money, time, and frustration fighting with wrapping paper that crinkles, rips, tears, and looks horrible by the time you are finished with it. 

Some of them are quite see-through too, which means you have to wrap the gift in tissue paper first, thus using up even more supplies.

Reduce Paper Waste

It’s so easy to cut gift wrap pieces much larger than intended, or sometimes too small too, but even if you do measure correctly, you are often left with scraps that eventually end up in the trash.

Save pieces that are big enough to wrap other gifts, and when you have finished up your wrapping session, layer them on top of one another and roll them together to stow away for next year. 

You can also fold my gift wrap pieces, but then they can have very unattractive creases the next time they are needed to be used to wrap gifts. 

For scraps that are not large enough to wrap another gift, you can turn them into bows. 

Use What You Have Creatively

If you run out of gift wrap before you’re finished wrapping gifts, don’t make an extra trip to the store. Instead, look around your house for some out-of-the-box but cute ideas.

You can use tissue paper, scrapbook paper, and even magazine pages.

You don’t have to limit yourself to traditional gift wrap. You might enjoy finding creative ways to not use it.

Make Wrapping Part of the Gift

Instead of trying to wrap an awkwardly shaped gift, let the packaging take center stage.

For example, if you are gifting a gourmet coffee bag and a mug, slip the bag into the mug and just add a bow. 

If you are giving a fuzzy new throw in addition to a few other items, place the items in the center of the throw, gather the excess around the items and tie with a ribbon at the top so it’s a makeshift bag.

You can do the same things with laundry baskets, totes, purses, and photo storage boxes too. It’s like two gifts in one!



Make Your Reusable Gift Bags

You can sew them using fabric from your Christmas stash, or cut apart old clothes that you or your kids aren’t wearing anymore. Thick velvet Christmas dresses, fuzzy fleece pajama pants, and chunky sweaters make really cute bags and stretch the mileage of a previous decade’s fashion statement.

They work great for awkward-shaped gifts too because you don’t have to go searching for the right size box or fight with wrapping paper no matter how hard you try to make it look nice. Just place your gift inside the bag and tie it with a pretty ribbon. Best of all, you can reuse them year after year.

Shop the After-Christmas Sales

If you are running low on supplies, particularly wrapping paper, keep a notepad handy to write down what you need for the following year. Then head out after Christmas to scout some great Christmas deals.


In this brief article, we will answer the question, “how to store Christmas wrapping paper?” and provide you with insights on how you can enhance your Christmas wrapping skills and work towards a more sustainable holiday time.

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