Craft Studio Organizing: Ribbons


I have lots and lots of unorganized ribbon.

When I work on projects involving ribbon, I never know how much of any particular ribbon I have at a glance and keeping those cardboard spools and loose ribbon in any sort of system has yet to work for me. And if I make a permanent fixture for my ribbon, it won’t be easy to schlep organized ribbon from studio to dining room (where I pretty much take over the entire room for days on end.)


The drapery-ring-cup-hook-yardstick organizer!

I added cup hooks to an old yardstick (pre-drill holes for screwing in hooks along inchmarks.) The yardstick had holes on each end so hung that from Command Wire Hooks.

I have a good amount of vintage wooden drapery rings picked up on the cheap here and there.

I unrolled all my ribbon spools, untangled the piles of random pieces elsewhere and slid each through a ring to its halfway point. Some super long sections were folded double then slid through. I then hung each draper ring from the cup holders by their eye screws in rainbow order.Then, when I need to take specific colored ribbon into the dining room (such as a Valentine palette,) I simply remove the rings from their hooks and run them onto another yardstick, tucking that high into my bookcase, using heavy books to hold it in place.I’ve been using this system for a few weeks now and I’m loving it. I can tell instantly what ribbon options I have for any project. It does take up a big 36″ section of my studio,  but it’s worth it.

This entry was posted in Collecting, craft storage, organizing, ribbon and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.
JSIM Post Divider

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

JSIM Post Divider

171 Responses to Craft Studio Organizing: Ribbons

  1. Pingback: Drapery Rings

  2. Pingback: Ribbon X-plosion {Link Love} | conduit press

  3. Pingback: Ribbon Storage

  4. Pingback: Epson Stylus NX625 Review, Giveaway & JSIM Ephemera Downloads! | Just Something I Made

  5. Pingback: Scarf Storage | Pure Organizing

  6. Pingback: Manic Monday: Ribbon Storage « Charmios

  7. Pingback: Craft Organization Ideas - Uncommon Designs...

  8. Pingback: Let's Get Organized: Trim Organization Round-Up! - Let's eat Grandpa!

  9. Pingback: Daring DIY: Hanging Ribbon Storage

  10. Pingback: Ribbon Organizer | Mostly Knitting Blog

  11. Pingback: microsoft exchange online plan 3

  12. Pingback: benelli 828u

  13. Pingback:

  14. Pingback: 밤토끼2

  15. Pingback: maxbet

  16. Pingback: สล็อตวอเลท

  17. Pingback: nova88

  18. Pingback: sbobet

  19. Pingback: click here for more

  20. Pingback: youtube music

  21. Pingback: mr mushies chocolate bar

  22. Pingback: maryland blue crab

  23. Pingback: เครื่องกรองน้ำ coway