Inexpensive Ribbon Organizing Solution

ribbon organizer tutorial

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)

  • Sandi
    January 24, 2011 at 02:11

    This is genius!

  • Sally
    January 24, 2011 at 06:50

    LOVE this idea!!

  • Virginia
    January 24, 2011 at 07:20

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

  • jennifer@nicolejanehome
    January 24, 2011 at 10:38

    What a Brilliant idea!

  • Cheryl
    January 24, 2011 at 10:40

    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.

  • Hilary Mercer
    January 24, 2011 at 11:37

    What a great idea!!

  • Naomi A.
    January 24, 2011 at 11:37

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

  • Anna
    January 24, 2011 at 11:39

    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!

  • Jane
    January 24, 2011 at 11:39

    This is an awesome idea!! Kudos!

  • JGB422
    January 24, 2011 at 11:41

    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!

  • Melanie
    January 24, 2011 at 12:02

    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!!!

  • Christine
    January 24, 2011 at 13:08

    This is just BRILLIANT!!!

  • Meredith
    January 24, 2011 at 13:23

    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!!

  • Linda
    January 24, 2011 at 16:18

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

  • Brandy
    January 25, 2011 at 09:49

    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!

  • Mariolonza
    January 25, 2011 at 10:37

    Brilliant idea, very useful for my lab!

    Ciao, Mariolonza

  • Cindy @ milk tea+polkadots
    February 1, 2011 at 12:12

    Such a clever idea!

  • PriscillaG
    February 16, 2011 at 17:00

    Oh I love this!! Great idea!