Ribbon Organization Ideas

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dowel rods with ribbons stored on craft room wall

As well as being a paperholic I’m also a ribbon hoarder and I wanted to share my ribbon organization ideas. One glance at my scrapbook room and it’s true confessions time. Much of this ribbon has been collected over the years. Yard sales, after Christmas and holiday sales, crafting products from years and years ago, hand me downs and thrifting. Surprisingly, with all this ribbon I’m not a bow maker. I’m sure there’s a great tutorial on Pinterest, but making a pretty bow is not something I’m good at. Collecting ribbon is.

What do I use all this ribbon for? Mostly for scrapbook pages and cards. I just love the added touch they bring. I’m all for tactile in my pages as much as possible. I also use the ribbon in tablescapes and home decor when it gives a special look.

The twin bed we have in the scrapbook room has a great selling point: drawers underneath for storage. Guess what I found to put in them! More ribbon. Imagine that.

This is the prettier version of ribbon storage. Five wooden dowel rods 1/4 inch thick, as the individual ribbon rolls demanded. We hooked off the ends with a washer and hung them up with a eye bolt. Easy and pretty to look at. I tried to organize according to color families. I’m a little OCD like that.

See all those tiny rows of ribbon spools on the bottom row? I won those in a blog drawing quite a while back. Yes, I actually won something! Can’t beat free!

dowel rods with ribbons stored on craft room wall
Yes, there’s still more. I used a cd rack (yard sale for $1) and bought baskets at the dollar store to store even more ribbon. Not crazy about the colors but they were inexpensive.
ribbons stored in baskets in cd storage
I know. I’m a little obsessed. Don’t tell me husband, k?
ribbons stored in baskets in cd storage
I would love for you to see the vinyl wall quote I made for my scrapbook room to inspire me. I also used my Cricut for a family gallery wall in our den.
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  1. What a wonderful collection! We certainly won’t tell your husband, but really, as obsessions go, ribbon is pretty harmless 🙂 (Stopping by from the Meet Me Monday blog hop – nice to meet you!)

  2. Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls says:

    What a pretty display! You certainly do have a lot of ribbon! Hey, if it makes you happy, why not? And you actually use it….which is very nice. I have fabric. Tons of fabric, every color, print, size of yardage. Beautiful stuff. Like your ribbons, it was collected for years. MANY years. Many, many years. All washed, ironed, neatly folded, so pretty. Sew with it—? Well, no, not really. I used to sew. When my girls were small. I cover a chair seat, or make a pillow, or whip up a curtain now and then. But of course, I have to go get the “right” fabric for that. Why do I keep buying fabric, and sometimes patterns—when obviously I am not going to sew? I MIGHT sew. I mean, I COULD make that apron, or the adorable sewing room set of organizers. It could happen, and if inspiration strikes, and the spirit moves me in the middle of the night, by golly, I have everything I need, right there!! How cool is that?

  3. I love ribbon. Like, I’m obsessed with it. I’ve made way too many rag ribbon wreaths, so, my house is full of colorful ribbon. My display of it doesn’t look quite as organized as yours. In fact, mine is all stashed away in plastic bags until we move into a bigger home. 😉

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  4. Every time I come here I wish I could drag you back to my place to help. I love this and I love your blog.

    • Thank you so much! I’m completely organized (more or less) with less time to craft since I’m trying to turn the blog into a business opportunity. Isn’t that how it is? You either have time and no money or money and no time! Thanks for stopping by……again!

  5. HA! I can only wish! LOL Great job with your ribbon rack!! I’m off to explore more of your blog!
    SherryBee in AZ

  6. First thing I thought when I saw this post you linked up: I’M JEALOUS OF YOUR RIBBON SUPPLY!!!! Bows are my obsesh! Awesome organization idea:)
    Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  7. What a great way to store ribbons!! I’m hosting a We Share Wednesday Link Party and would love for you to join in!

  8. That’s a LOT of ribbon and I Love it! I especially like the big spools on the wall so you can see them and unwind them so easily.

    • Thanks, Shannon! I love my ribbon display and since we don’t have many open walls in this room it gives it a little flair. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Lol, I can’t buy ribbon cuz I would buy all of it, all the time! But this is a fabulous way to organize and display it. Maybe I could buy a few rolls if I make one of these to keep it under control. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

    • Jessi, I can share some of that ribbon because I sure don’t have as much time to use it! Sometimes I think I just like to look at it (kinda like scrapbook paper. Oy.)

  10. I just love your ribbon addiction! I especially love that you found a pretty way to organize them!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. Stopping by from Hubby Made Me… and I am so jealous of your ribbon collection!

  12. Anything that makes me more organized is a huge happy point in my life. Love this !

  13. Wow, that is a serious ribbon collection. You’ve totally inspired me to get mine organised too 🙂

  14. I love how you have displayed your ribbon. My husband made me a cute paint and ribbon holder, it makes life so much easier to see everything. I also have a cricut and you have inpsired me to get it back out. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I am stopping by from the Overflowing party.

    • Aren’t husbands great to help us organize our crafting lives? I love my Cricut and am glad I have a place to keep it out. Still have projects left to do! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  15. That’s a good idea to use a cd rack as storage. I love the colours of those little baskets. And all those ribbons wow…not that I’m jealous or anything! :0D

  16. And if WALL SPACE is in short supply, an old video rack is great for ribbon storage! You can see mine here:


  17. I thought I had a lot of ribbon, but you beat me! I have so many duplicate, I never were they are so I buy new, and then I found the old and so on. So getting them organized should be on the top of my list. Love how you used curtain rods to organize them! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  18. I love the little touch of ribbon on cards and packages too!!! What a great way to corral all those ribbon rolls!!!

  19. Thank you so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/10/your-whims-wednesday-80-and-features.html

  20. Awesome!! I need to do this! I just pinned for future reference! 🙂

  21. Marty,
    I love the ribbon holders on the wall! I SO need my hubby to do this in my craft room. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  22. Guess what?? Your lovely post is being featured in our Feature Friday post today! We are in love with your craft room and ribbon storage ideas.

    Stop on in and see your feature: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/10/12/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-18/

    Don’t forget that the new linky opens at midnight Friday night! We can’t wait to see what else you share!

    Susie at Bowdabra

    • Thanks, Susie, for featuring my ribbon storage. Yes, I’m a little obsessed with my craft room, but unfortunately there’s more blogging going on than creating. Gotta work on that! Have a blessed day!

  23. Hi Marty,
    I love the way you did this. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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