Studio Apartment Wrapping Center

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Living in a studio apartment you need to take advantage of any space you can and get creative on storing items. I am a big gift giver and need to have my wrapping, ribbon, and hostess gifts on hand.

I had a little extra space available in my coat closet and decided it was the perfect space for a wrapping station. I was lucky to find an extended height wrapping paper container to fit those extra long rolls. I then went to Target and $1 store to buy some clear totes for gift bags, tissue paper, specialty ribbon, and hostess gifts.

I had a couple tension rods left over and decided to add them above the top shelf in the closet for my curling ribbon. I can’t tell you how much I love this ribbon holder!

I have always wanted to wrap gifts for a department store so having this wrapping center makes me feel like I have my own business. hahaha If any wants their gifts wrapped send them my way! I work cheap. lol

Renter’s Guide to Design and Organization: Jewelry Wall

Like most women, I too love to accessorize. I am a huge fan of Charming Charlie’s jewelry and accessories. The first time I went in that store I was completely overwhelmed. You really need to go in there with an outfit in mind. I also love TJMaxx’s jewelry. You can find some amazing deals, especially when things are on clearance.

So with all of that jewelry I have I needed a place to store it in my studio apartment. I tried a jewelry box, organizer trays in a dresser but I need the space in my dresser for clothes, and then I saw on Pinterest a ton of ideas. I decided to get a little crafty.

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First for the earring tree, I went to the Christmas Tree Shop and bought (4) cheap 8×10 silver frames.

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Then on to Michael’s and bought (4) clear plastic canvas grids. You can find them here

I took off the back of the frame and used gorilla glued the along the edges of the frame. I placed the canvas grid on top. Oh… you may have to cut the grid prior to doing so. I used the frame back as my ruler/guide.

Side note: I love gorilla glue. It is my go to for so many things.

I let it dry for 24 hours before I decided to hang the earrings on it.

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I went to Walmart and bought (2) cafe rods, one for bracelets and one necklaces. I like these rods a lot. They are cheap and the silver matched perfectly to the frames.

I went to the dollar store and bought two packages of shower hooks to hand my necklaces.

I LOVE how this turned out! Not only is it organized but it adds some style to an empty wall in my small room turned  walk-in closet.

Total Cost: $20.86

Frames: 1.69 x 4 = 6.76

Canvas: .59 x 4 = 2.36

Cafe Rods: 4.87 x 2 = 9.74

Shower Curtain Hooks: 1.00 x 2 = 2.00