Organizing Ribbon the Easy Way

The key to an organized craft room is paying attention to all of the details go make a space feel organized-or not! Ribbon cannot tangled in a jiffy if it's not managed well. Read on for some great ribbon organizing tips!
Ribbon can be the perfect embellishment or it can be a tangled nightmare!  That all depends on how you store and organize it, am I right?  I love ribbon, but having too much of it can be a rather big chore to deal with.  Today I’m going to share a few different ways of organizing ribbon.

How to Organize Ribbon the Easy Way

I primarily store my ribbon in two ways.  How much of any type or color or ribbon kind of dictates how I deal with it.  If it’s on a roll and something I would use on a card or on a scrapbook page, it goes into the ribbon organizer I made from a shoe box.  Yep – a boring shoe box that I had lying around.
First, I made sure the box was deep enough to fit a spool of ribbon standing on its end.  Then I covered the top and the bottom of the boxes with card stock.  I could’ve also covered the box with fabric like I did for the video game box I made several years later, but I wasn’t smart way back when I did this project!  Next, I punched some holes on one side of the box, and made sure the holes were below added lettering and ribbon along with some cherries to the top.  Scroll down and watch the video so you can have a visual of what I’m describing here.
The other way I organize smaller lengths of ribbon is in an embroidery floss box.  I wind the ribbon around the bobbins and make it pretty by putting them in rainbow order.
I chose the systems I use because they are easy and pretty low maintenance.  I’ve had the shoe box organizer for about 8 or 9 years and it’s still holding up really well.  It would be super durable if I had chosen to Modge Podge the sucker, but I have it in my craft closet and not displayed on a shelf, so it doesn’t get much dust accumulation.
Need a visual for this?  You can check out my system in this video.


Not into a DIY solution?

This wall mounted ribbon organizer looks awesome!  There are cup accessories that can be added to the bars for a multifunctional storage unit.  When my DIY box I’ve out, this is the option I’ll be going with:

awesome ribbon organizer that mounts to the wall


I also love Snapware products and have a few of their other organizers.  I like how portable this option is:


stacking ribbon organization box

Here are a bunch of other ribbon organization ideas for you to check out as well:

It sure seems like there are about 100 different ways to store and organize ribbon, no?  Here are a few:

The bottom line is just pick a system and take your ribbon from a tangled mess to totally manageable!



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