Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ribbon Storage

Since my ribbon drawer was over flowing and starting to take over other areas in my scrap room, I was on a search to find the perfect ribbon storage/organization system. I was looking for something that would be functional, inexpensive, and neat.  I looked through countless blogs, youtube videos and storage websites. Although I found some great ideas I felt some of them were too expensive or just too much work, like re-spooling the ribbon onto a piece of thick card stock or chipboard and filing them neatly away in a drawer. I loved the look of the ribbon shelf, where it's held up with dowels but, It wasn't ideal with the way that I craft (I like to have the spool of ribbon at my side) I'd have to take down the dowel every time I'd want to use a ribbon.  After a random trip to Walmart, I found this container that I thought would be great to house all my ribbon. It works perfectly!! It's by "homz" and is a 3 in 1 organizer with stackable interlocking trays.

Kept the label inside for those of you who are interested

Side View

It's was everything I was looking for FUCTIONAL : It has three compartments. Is clear so that I can easily see what's inside. I can fit several rows of ribbon and each compartment is tall enough to put the spools upright so when the trays are unstacked I can see every design/color of ribbon. INEXPENSIVE: It was only $9.97!!!  Just a small price to pay for something that will make life easier not to mention way cheaper than other ribbon box storage systems (that weren't nearly as big) I came across. NEAT: It looks neat and tidy. It stacks to save space and I can slide it underneath my work table. Since it's enclosed my ribbon will be free from dust.

I hope this is helpful to some of you. Please share some of your ribbon storage ideas....what works best for you?    


  1. I used to store my ribbon like that too…and for the same reasons…too much work to rewind on little clothes pins and toss in a jar, or to pull off a dowel rod when the roll was finished. I hope this works well for you! I actually now use the dowel rods, but only because my ribbon container was in my closet and it was a pain to get out every time I needed it (my craft room used to be teeny tiny and barely enough room to walk around in, or I would have kept the container by my side!) Otherwise, I think this is a perfect solution! Now my ribbon is displayed on the dowel rods and it is easy to see and use. Thank you for sharing your tip! It is always helpful to see how others organize :)

  2. "Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often. **Lots of Hugs** Deborah
    P.S. Great storage... *Ü*!

  3. Great storage unit. I tooooo have tons of ribbon and need to do something like this. Look forward to seeing more of your creations/ideas. I found you through Made by Momo's blog followers post. Following now! =)


  4. Great idea!

    Your cards and projects are adorable!

    Momo sent me, and I am now a follower.

  5. Great Idea! Still loving your blog!! I have an award for you on my blog that you truly deserve!