HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | January 24, 2011

Inexpensive Ribbon Organizing Solution

ribbon organizer tutorial

If you’re a crafter, you know how easily unorganized supplies can overwhelm your workspace. It can zap your creativity and completely stall in-progress projects. Fortunately, finding smart solutions to sort your fabric, ribbon, wrapping paper is becoming less difficult, but they can be expensive.

I loved this quick, easy and affordable option shared by Halsey at Spunky Junky. She put a stop to her messy ribbon collection by threading spools on wood dowels and inserting them into a small plastic basket. Halsey also put the basket’s holes to use to keep the ribbon ends easily accessible.

ribbon organizer tutorial

Easy, organized and inexpensive! How do you keep your craft supplies tidy?

+ $5 Ribbon Organizer Tutorial from Spunky Junky (via Craft Magazine)

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18 Responses to “Inexpensive Ribbon Organizing Solution”

  1. This is genius!

  2. LOVE this idea!!

  3. Wish I’d thought of that before I bought all my ribbon holders – and these look more organised too!

  4. OH MY GOD! You are a genius!! I have that darn basket, too. It’s in the laundry room holding the Woolite so it doesn’t drip on my shelf because I’m obviously too lazy to wipe the bottle when it gets wet.

    But this!! Why didn’t I think of this? Thank you for sharing. If nothing else great happens this year, I at least have this!!! :)

    I’m so happy right now.

  5. 7 Naomi A. said:

    I have some of these exact baskets in different colors….I will need to do this for some of my ribbon overflow!

  6. Someone’s a genius! LOL! I’m so going to do this once I get my crafting area in order- or rather this will be a part of getting my crafting area in order!

  7. This is an awesome idea!! Kudos!

  8. 10 JGB422 said:

    I have been in desperate need of ribbon organization and am too cheap to buy something. This is perfect AND I already have that exact basket! I’m going to do this tonight!

  9. Now this is just FANTASTIC! I actually have several baskets just like that & recently emptied a few of them & had not yet found a new job for them…this will surely help with my scads of ribbon!!!

  10. This is just BRILLIANT!!!

  11. 13 Meredith said:

    I can’t tell you how much I LOVE reading your blog. Actually, I feel dumb right now. Why didn’t I think of this? You’re so clever! Thank you!!

  12. What a great Idea. I need something like that for all my ribbons. Thanks for sharing !

  13. BEST.IDEA.EVER!!!!!!!!!!
    My hubby and father made me a custom scrapbooking desk a few years ago….based entirely on using a whole bunch of these exact baskets! Not only is my ribbon problem solved, but it’s already a part of my beloved desk!

  14. Brilliant idea, very useful for my lab!

    Ciao, Mariolonza

  15. 18 PriscillaG said:

    Oh I love this!! Great idea!