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Set up a station before Christmas or Birthday Parties - tools, box cutter, batteries, etc so you're not running all over the place once the kids start unwrapping

Every year on Christmas morning, from a giant pile of wrapping paper and tissue paper, we hear “Mom can you open this?” and “this needs batteries,” and “here’s some trash.” This year we’ll be ready. I set up a little station by the tree with trash bags, a box for recycle, tools like box openers, screwdrivers, and pliers, and mass quantities of batteries (separated into gallon ziplock bags by size). This would also work for birthday parties, or showers — add a pen and paper to record gifts for thank you notes later. Happy Holidays!

Over the years I’ve accumulated an enormous collection of wrapping paper, boxes, gift bags, bows, ribbons, and more. The ‘wrapping’ sections of our storage room look like something straight from Hoarders.

So… using a roll of wrapping paper we had that was still in plastic (hurrah after-Christmas clearance) I created a photo background to take some snapshots of the kids. I needed just two things we already had: wrapping paper and painter’s tape.

I taped wrapping paper on the wall and rolled it down to the hardwood floor (it’s best to avoid carpet) and covered a patch on the floor as well. I placed it by some windows to allow for lots of natural light.

I used painter’s tape so it wouldn’t rip off the paint from the walls, or get stuck on the floor.


  • large roll of wrapping paper
  • painter’s tape

WHAT YOU DO: Use painter’s tape to hold a large sheet of wrapping paper to the wall and onto the floor. You can see the green painter’s tape at the top.

DIY wrapping paper photo background

Use painter’s tape to hold a large sheet of unrolled wrapping paper to the wall and hardwood floor. You can see the green painter’s tape at the top.

DIY photo background

happy kiddos

wrapping paper DIY photo background

This was our little guy’s first AND last photo with the wrapping paper LOL. You can see the floor part in the background.