I have told you a few times about my friends in Cincinnati…they live in this gorgeous old home. Chris had these really old pocket doors that she found in the cellar…and was at a loss for what to do with them. I have had them in my garage for about 2 years…no joke (hubs has been super happy to have them in there too…or not…) Any who, I knew they could be something purposeful again…I just wasn’t sure what it would be…until now….

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The door I used (actually, we aren’t sure if it was used as a door or window…it is an odd length) it was perfect size to lean against the wall. You could find an old window and hang it on the wall…or a door…just look for something that has a nice sturdy wood frame. You will need to drill into the sides to screw in the cup hooks. I stabilized the door to the wall with command hooks that are velcro. Worked like a charm. You don’t want to skip this step—otherwise when you go to remove some wrapping the whole door may come with it;)

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I used cup hooks and attached them every 4 inches on both sides of the frame. Then I measured the dowel rods and cut them to size with my miter saw (handsaw would be fine).

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I attached a hook for scissors too ;) My gift wrap was a little bit long…so I cut that with my miter saw too…yeah, that is the first time I cut gift wrap with my miter saw. It was interesting…but worked great!gift wrap holder @cleverlyinspired


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Hey Chris, I think I hear this old door singing again….or maybe that is Sophia? ;)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  3. I love this project. There are so many beautiful wrapping paper rolls out there and this is such a fabulous, stylish way to display them. Great job!

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