Does anyone have ideas for storing large ribbon rolls, like Costco's?

by Celeste
Lots of wonderful storage/craft room ideas for small ribbon rolls. But, I have over 100 large rolls of Costco ribbon that I am looking for a storage option that keeps them all visible and accessible. Any thoughts???

  19 answers
  • I use see through plastic shoe boxes. Picked up at Target and even some dollar stores. Easy to see and stack.

  • Candy Walsh Candy Walsh on Nov 15, 2017

    I use a hanger that is made to hang several pair of pants on. it has 4 bars and each one opens individually to slide your spools on. You'd need quite a few for 100 tho, each bar holds around 6 or 7 spools, I got mine at Walmart.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Nov 15, 2017

     Perhaps with shelves made for that size spool

  • Vir12337950 Vir12337950 on Nov 15, 2017

    I would use the spring loaded curtain rods and place them in a bookshelf or cabinet. They come in various sizes. Walmart has a great selection.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 15, 2017

    Use peg board and insert dowels into the holes the length you need. Secure the dowels in with glue.

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 15, 2017

    Everyone i know who has these, use a long dowel, and two wooden brackets on either side to hold it up on the wall. The bracket needs to extend out from the wall far enough to accomodate the ribbon rolls. You can drill a big hole the diameter of the dowel through the brackets, and drill a narrow nail hole at the end of the dowels big enough to fit a nail to prevent the dowel from pulling through.

    Bonus, you can put a shelf across the top for other craft supplies.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 15, 2017

    We have a lot of dust in our area.. I put dowel rods inside the closet door in my craft room (I converted the closed to hold my vacuums and carpet machine) I purchased adjustable curtain rod brackets at my local Lowe's so that I could extend them out to accommodate the larger spools of ribbon and the screws can tighten down to keep the dowels from moving around... the only thing that I am not really happy with is that I have to dismantle the whole thing to get to a spool in the middle. I thought about using peg board and mini bungees to hold the spools... but this works well enough for how often I use it. You could do peg board and wire baskets sized to hold the spools

  • Sandra Sandra on Nov 15, 2017

    Old coffee plastic cans, pVCpipe measure inside space. Purchase size . Home DEPOT will cut plast to your request. To identify colors drill holes to See colors tectureusee tape over hole,; prevents dust ome tapeprotects from light

  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Nov 18, 2017

    How about using a curtain rod or a dowel and mounting it on a door or wall and threading the spool's on the rod.

  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Nov 18, 2017

    oops Sorry did not see Marys answer before I commented. If the spool's arent too big you could get a length of eve trough and some end pieces.and screw it to the door or wall and just stand the spools in it.

  • Celeste Celeste on Jan 30, 2018

    When I began "collecting" Costco Ribbon I asked them for the empty cardboard ribbon display boxes. (I offered to consolidate the remaining ribbons at the store) This worked pretty well. Now, I have more space so I purchased several of the large plastic see-through boxes at Costco. They are available several times a year-3 for about $15. Each holds up to 30 rolls, depending on width. I have 6 full boxes and separate them by color schemes (gold/silver, purple/blue/green, etc.) or, season (Fall/Christmas). The boxes stack nicely, and visibility is a plus. I secure each roll with a large rubber band. It keeps them neat, and prevents unraveling loose ends. If a roll only has a few yards left on it, I remove it from the cardboard reel and wrap it back up without the reel, securing with a smaller rubber band. I definitely use a lot of ribbon for gifts, décor, crafts, and gift baskets. Despite that, I occasionally do have to put myself on "Ribbon Probation". LOL

  • I use metal shoe racks. They work great! I get the large ones that have wheels and I can move the racks around.

  • Dwebb Dwebb on May 29, 2022

    Could hot glue several paper towel holders together paint them an store ribbon rolls on those or could cut pvc pipes or pool noodles slide thru a tension rod and hand in closet an slide on several rolls

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 10, 2023

    Make a Totem pole with a cane?

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 03, 2024

    Not knowing the exact size I would store them in see thru plastic boxes with lids.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 03, 2024

    For quick access and viewing. put them on a pressure rod the length of a shower rod, if you have the room, cover with plastic sheeting or if needed, something to keep them from fading.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 03, 2024

    Hi Celeste: You can get several wooden dowels to slide the ribbon spools on. If the dowels are thick enough, like an ink pen width or more, you can drill a hole in a piece of wood, glue the dowel into that and then stack your ribbon rolls on that. Or, if you have a larger hole in the rolls, you can use a piece of pvc pipe and put that into a piece of wood.