Wrapping Paper & Ribbon Wall Rack

A huge shout out to Alissa from 33 Shades of Green who jumped on over here offer a bit of inspiration! I recommend visiting her site often because she offers lovely projects.

Seriously, I want to make a cazillion of these and cover an entire wall! Imagine some ridiculously beautiful coordinating wrapping paper prints on every spool covering your entire wall….ooh, ooh and you could switch it out for the holidays and display all Valentines wrap or St. Patty’s day greens!  Wouldn’t that be absurdly gorge and inspiring? {sigh} Then I imagine turning the corner and finding my 4 year old unrolling all of it and swooshing and swaying it all throughout the room. Okay, so maybe I won’t do a wall to wall wrapping paper rack in my living room, but at least one for Mommy’s craft room! Okay, Becky, stop the madness. This isn’t a tutorial about wall art (even though it totally could be used in that fashion!) but it’s about function. Let’s focus.

Level: Beginner
Topic: Housewares
Time to complete project:1-4 hours

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Wrapping Paper & Ribbon Wall Rack
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What you’ll need:
– 36″ x 24″ open back frame (Mine came from Hobby Lobby and was 1/2 off)
– (5) 28″-48″ cafe rods ($2.99 each @ Hobby Lobby)
– spray paint
– mounting hardware for frame
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The cafe rods came with brass hardware that I wasn’t too crazy about.
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So my first step was to spray paint the ends of the rods and the included hardware.  I used Krylon in Dover White.
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Before:
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And after:
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Much better, don’t you think?
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To paint the rods I stuck them in the ground so the spray painting would be easier.  I think my neighbors may have wondered if the rods were a new, permanent fixture!
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Here’s the open back frame I used:
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Next, attach the mounting hardware to the back of the frame.
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Attach cafe rod hardware to the front of the frame.
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That’s it!
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Here’s the frame hanging in my craft room:
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And here it is with wrapping paper and ribbon:
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I think it would be fun to do this with a smaller frame and use it to only for ribbon.
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Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoyed this project!


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