How can I make something(easy) to store my craft ribbons please

Ann Barrow
by Ann Barrow
I'm a card-maker and use lots of ribbon and would love a simple storage solution so I can easily see them all and not have them unrolling everywhere,help please!

  14 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 19, 2018

    Most ribbon come on spools, and have a hole center of package. Think wooden dowel to hold spools, then tie cording to the ends of the the dowel and hang from wall.

  • Deborah S Cripple Deborah S Cripple on Feb 19, 2018

    What about using peg board?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 19, 2018

    to small brackets and a stick on a wall etc or old Towel holder or Mug Rack?

  • Carol Prim Carol Prim on Feb 19, 2018

    I took the metal strip from a hanging file and bent the ends after I slid on my ribbon great.

  • Sassy Sassy on Feb 19, 2018 This is for tape, but it would work with ribbon as well

    These hometalkers have great ideas.

  • Pam Pam on Feb 19, 2018

    I use the top two drawers of a buffet and attached shower curtain flanges to sides and dowels to hold spools..mine are deep enough to hold 3 rows and 15 spools per dowel in one drawer i use other drawer to hold other supplies

  • 153091 153091 on Feb 19, 2018

    have seen ribbon placed in plastic basket with holes.. (Dollar Tree) ; place spools inside basket then pull the ribbon end out of the holes. You can see all the ribbon and even pull out hole to cut.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Feb 19, 2018

    Make this yourself! Cut 2 squares of wood. Drill one hole towards the 'top' of each square. insert a dowel the fits into the hole snugly. Load spools of ribbon onto dowel, the add the other square of wood. Leave some empty space so you can isolate the spool you want to use to prevent unraveling other spools. For wall mount, a 2x4 or similar, cut to desired length. Drill holes at a slight angle, insert dowel lengths (secured with glue) and place spools on the dowels. Another idea for wall mount is to buy a shelf with a towel rack underneath. Or attach decorative brackets to the wall and place a length of dowel between the two, placing spools on dowel.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Feb 19, 2018

    I have my ribbons on an unbent metal hanger. I untwisted the top, slid ribbon spools on and just rehooked the top once around to easily open it again when needed. I hung it from a decorative nail and peg and sorted ribbons by color on different hangers. Ribbons roll out easily for cutting and they don't come off too much because they are lightly resting against the wall. Bonus is that I can hang and hide ribbons in closet when needed!

  • Jana Jana on Feb 19, 2018

    Use a dowel that an be purchased in craft or home improvement stores. You can then hang it under a shelf using cup hooks. Then you can just pull out the amount you want.

  • Liv Liv on Feb 19, 2018

    Take a piece of wood and a wooden dowel. Cut the dowel into 2" pieces. Hot glue each dowel piece onto the wood. Tip: Make sure you space them far enough apart that you can still put the ribbons on them.

  • Cheryl Fox Cheryl Fox on Feb 19, 2018

    A good way to store small rolls is to reuse a food jar. Drill holes in the top & feed the ribbon through. The size of the jar will dictate how many you can fit. Then you just pull on which one you want to use.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Feb 19, 2018

    Take an empty plastic drink bottle preferably a large one. Cut the top off and stack your ribbon in there. Then cut tiny long strips long enough for your different size ribbons to slide through. Be sure to leave a little space between each cut. The cuts should be narrow. Then pull each piece of ribbon through the slot. Stand the bottle up and pull whichever ribbon you need out then cut.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 03, 2024

    You could make a ribbon rack which is essentially just a wooden dowel that the ribbon hangs on.