You may remember that 2 weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to do an organizing demo at the Baltimore IKEA with a bunch of other wonderful bloggers; Amy from A Nest for All Seasons, Jeannie from Create and Babble and Amy from One Artsy Mama. During my demo, I shared ideas on how to decorate items to personalize them to your style and how to decorate one item 3 different ways. Today I’d like to show you the super easy and functional repurposed portable wrapping station I also shared during my demo.
It starts with the IKEA Variera trash basket. Just looking at this basket I can think of bunches of repurposed ways to use it.
Because I never know when the military will move us again, my moveable wrapping station is still a necessity. I dream of having a permanent and perfectly designed wrapping station. For now, thanks to the IKEA Variera, I have a portable wrapping station that I can store in my closet and carry to the table to use. It can also easily be disassembled for the next move if needed.
Using a straw (I’ll cut a dowel rod down to fit as soon as I have 3 free minutes), I was able to set the spools of ribbon up so that you can use them by just pulling the ribbon from the side of the basket. Why does that make me so happy? Maybe because it’s a preview of my dream permanent wrapping station.
For $4 and less than 5 minutes, you’ve got a perfectly functional portable wrapping station.
What other repurposed uses can you see in this IKEA Variera trash basket?
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.