DIY Ribbon Storage

Last night, as I was trying to work on a new project (can’t wait to share it!), I decided that I needed a better system for my ribbon storage.  I had it all in a basket on a shelf, but it ended up in a tangled mess every time I used it.  I looked online, but every ribbon storage system seemed a little small.  So, in typical Jessica fashion, I went on a hunt through my house for inspiration.  As soon as I walked in the garage, a light bulb went off in my head!  We had 2 extra shelves that had been taken out of one of our closets…you know, the white wire ones that come in just about every closet on the planet?  Well, I thought…why not?  I took a pair of wire cutters and snipped off every other row.  I then cut one end of every other row of the remaining rows.  Then, I slid on my ribbon rolls…it worked perfectly!  I even used the end where it curves (where you normally hang your hangers), and clipped my extra ribbon on with alligator hair clips.
It is so much nicer to cut it right off of the roll, and it is so much more organized!  Did I mention that it was free???
I hope this helps someone else whose ribbon is in a ridiculous mess like mine was!

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  1. says

    Very clever idea! I was just thinking that I needed a way to organize all my ribbon too.

    To slide your ribbon spools through, you just cut one side of the rows? Do you just pull that row forward to slide the ribbon through??

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Love it! You are a genius. I predict you will be most linked this week. Well, maybe. Still, this is the most creative, easily accomplished and user friendly ribbon storage. Ok, I like the one where you use one of those square bins with the holes on the sides. Yours just holds so much more, and it meets a different need. Thanks so much for sharing your moment of awesomenous, which Im sure you have many. Happy crafting.

  3. says

    Well BINGO, perfect solution! Don’t you just love shopping in your own house?

  4. says

    This is a great idea, especially because you can hang it. I bought a ribbon storage box a while back, but it only has a really small opening for the ribbon, and plus I find that as a box, I end up stacking stuff on top of it and still have to dig.

    Spotted this at the linky at These Peas Taste Funny, so glad you shared!


  5. says

    Free organization,….mmmmmm,….love it! Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  6. says

    I was introduced to blogland by searching for ribbon organization ideas online! Love your idea–very handy!

  7. says

    This makes me wish I had some extra shelves kicking around – what a brilliant idea! Stopping by from TT&J


  8. says

    Wow, that’s a lot of ribbon! Great job and idea for organizing! I need to copy….

  9. says

    Boy that a whole lot of ribbon. I recently gathered all my ribbon from the various places through out the house. After collecting all of them I counted I had over 90 spool. Right now I have mine on tension rooms inside a cabinet. Very clever idea, and it’s so great to get organized. Your crock pot pulled chicken looks delish, I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best party!

  10. says

    BRILLIANT! I’ve been thinking and thinking about how to organize all the freakin’ ribbons and now I know! I just happened to have a length of that white shelf stuff in our garage too! Thankyou, thankyou!

  11. says

    Love it! Can’t wait to try it however, I can’t figure out how you got the ribbon roll onto the wire rack. Does that sound silly?

    • says

      Yeah, I am trying to figure that out, too. Am I just stupid or what? Help!


    • says

      Yeah, I can’t figure it out either? How do you get the ribbon onto the wire? Am I just stupid or what? Help!


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