Ribbon Storage and Organization

Hello my peeps, it’s that time again: time do be OCD together! And today are going to talk about the best way to store and organize your ribbon.

I don’t have a big crafting space. It’s not a room. It’s not a closet. It’s an armoire! It’s definitely enough for me, but it does mean that I have to be very intentional with what I have and how I organize it.

To start my little project I downloaded the 4 Ribbon Cards shape from the Silhouette Online Store.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

I measured the inside of my box and sized the shape to fit the height of my box.

I was able to fit four spools in one sheet of white cardstock.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

You could also just cut your own foam board, corrugated box, or cardboard like Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life did.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

The next step is the most tedious one, but oh so worth it. Unwind your ribbon rolls and then roll the ribbon around your new spools.

I used regular tape to keep the ribbons in place. But you could use bobby pins or do it like Meari from Meari’s Musings who used elastic hairbands.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

And Colette from My Computer is My Canvas used small binder clips.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

It is by far the most efficient way to store ribbon. It doesn’t get covered in dust; it won’t unravel on you; when you need a ribbon you only need to take one card out, as opposed to remove a few spools off a dowel and then put everything back; and it takes the least amount of space. As you can see in this picture taken by Colette, the top row equals 58 ribbon rolls versus the bottom row which contains 16 rolls in the exact same space.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

I only have one box of ribbons, but you could use a drawer, or a basket like Chris from Just a Girl did.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

And it’s a good enough system to use if you have a little or a lot like these girls from Amazing Paper Grace and Aok’s Paper Stuff and More

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

My little box looks like this

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

There is still room for more and because I decided to keep my cards upright I placed a little ribbon through the hole, like a tag, to easily find the color I’m looking for.

If you are feeling more adventurous, and a box is too boring for you, maybe you could try hanging them on the wall like Megan from The Homes I Have Made.

Ribbon Storage and Organization | Te Amo Too

She strung her cards onto book rings and then hung them all on the wall with thumbtacks. Great idea right?! Let me know how you store your ribbon!

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Ribbon Storage and Organization by Laura’s Crafty Life

Organizing Fool, Ribbon Storage by Meari’s Musings

Ribbon Organization by My Computer is My Canvas

Ribbon 411 by Just a Girl

Amazing Ribbon Storage That I Absolutely Love by Amazing Paper Grace

Ikea Drawers – Alex by Aok’s Paper Stuff and More

A New Way to Store Ribbon by The Homes I Have Made

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  1. Very inspirational! I really must get to grips with my ribbon box sometime. I’m sure it could take up half the space if I just tried an idea like this!

  2. I love this! I currently have a ribbon explosion happening in our craft room. This needs to be implemented in my house ASAP! Thank goodness I found you on Create Link Inspire link party!!!

  3. Popping over from Totally Terrific Tuesday =) Love it! I attempted to store my ribbon on old clothes pins. Got one roll in and quit. These might be more manageable though… Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST, Link up 17 is a month long!) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

  4. Thanks for the link up. Lots of great ideas! A few months back, I recently won a Silhouette Portrait. I’d have never thought to cut out spools. What kind of cardstock did you use?

    1. Hi Meari, how lucky of you! I never won anything! hahaha you can do so much with the silhouette, I’m addicted! I just used regular white cardstock from Walmart. I don’t have the wrapping with me to see the paper weight, but it’s the one you get close to the copy paper.

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