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.
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.
You could also just cut your own foam board, corrugated box, or cardboard like Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life did.
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.
And Colette from My Computer is My Canvas used small binder clips.
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.
I only have one box of ribbons, but you could use a drawer, or a basket like Chris from Just a Girl did.
My little box looks like this
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.
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
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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
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A New Way to Store Ribbon by The Homes I Have Made