Holiday Gift Wrapping Caddy

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nick + alicia {} added on 11/30/2019

This easy to build gift wrapping caddy keeps all of your essentials organized and in one place during the holiday season. During the off-season, it makes a great kid's mobile art center! Just swap out the wrapping paper rolls for kraft paper and art supplies! Only one 1 x 12 x 8' board required!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut Base & Drill Pocket Holes

Cut the BASE to size and drill three pocket holes on the 12" sides, and five along one of the 31" sides.


Cut Sides & Drill Holes

Cut the SIDE pieces to size, then stack both pieces on top of each other with a scrap board underneath. Clamp securely to your work surface. Drill holes with a 1" spade bit in the locations indicated on the sketch.


Attach Sides to Base

Attach the SIDES to the BASE, making sure that the front of the side pieces are flush with the front of the base (the edge of the base with no pocket holes underneath). Secure with wood glue and 3 - 1 1/4" pocket hole screws on each side.


Attach Interior Divide

Attach the INTERIOR DIVIDE piece 3 1/2" from the back edge of the base using wood glue and 8 - 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.


Attach Back Piece

Attach the BACK using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws - 2 on each side, and 5 on the bottom (attached to the base). We found the attach the BACK was to turn the entire wrapping caddy upside down.


Insert Dividers

Insert DIVIDERS 7 3/16" apart and secure with 1 1/4" brad nails through the BACK and INTERIOR DIVIDE.


Cut and Insert Dowels

Cut the dowels to 35" long and drill 1/8" holes 1 1/2" from each end for the cotter pins.



We chose to paint the main section of the caddy white, and stained the dowels Provincial by Minwax. You can choose your own colors and stain, or just leave it natural.


Insert Dowels & Cotter Pins

Insert the dowels and insert cotter pins into each end.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x12, 96", Board  
(2) 7/8", 48", Hardwood Dowels  


(23) 1 1/4 Kreg Pocket Hole Screws  
(12) 1 1/4" Brad Nails  
(8) 1/8" Cotter Pins  
(1) Wood Glue  
(1) Paint and Stain (optional)  

Parts/Cut List:

(1) Base, 3/4" x 11 1/4" x 31"  
(2) Sides, 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 12"  
(1) Interior Divide, 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 31"  
(1) Back, 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 31"  
(3) Dividers, 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"  

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