Is your ribbon organized? Well, mine wasn’t, I would put it in bags everywhere and when I needed a certain kind I would be digging through my craft closet to find what I needed. So…I was excited when I came up with this little idea all by my bitsy self. It didn’t cost a thing , I recycled an old basket that most people would have gotten rid of years ago because of it’s ugliness. I also recycled a big can that had Gatorade powder in it because I feel guilty throwing away a perfectly good can.
Have fun making this organizer!
Spooled Ribbon Organizer
If you don’t have a basket like this don’t worry a large shoe box will do (boot shoe box is great). Just make the amount of holes you need for your dowel rods. Don’t forget to make it cute and decorate the outside of the box.
As you can see not much to this project just get a few wood dowel rods and slide it through one of the holes then slide your ribbon on, put in the last hole and your done. What I love about it is the functionality of having the ribbon able to spin to get the amount you need.
Loose Ribbon Organizer
Now for #2 of my crafty idea on ribbon storage. What to do with all that loose ribbon that isn’t on a spool. Easily store it neatly in this recycled Gatorade or peanut can. Use whatever it is that you buy in bulk. Like lemonade, Slimfast, hot chocolate any of those cans will do. To decorate this can all I did was use scrapbook paper, double-sided tape and some ribbon.
To make the slits in the plastic lid(top) get your exacto knife or craft knife and make slits that are the same size as the ribbons you want to pull through. Caution the knife works very well so be careful not to cut too long of slits.
Shared this tip on We Are That Family’s WFMW tip party.