Craft Ribbon Spool Storage Ideas

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Craft Ribbon Spool Storage Ideas
Find a functional location for your ribbon collection. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

As a crafter, you have accumulated dozens of ribbon spools for various projects. This vast quantity can quickly overtake your craft area and transform your once-organised space into a ribbon overflow. Tame this clutter monster with simple and affordable ribbon storage solutions that add organisation and decor.

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Jars

Place large, clear jars on an accessible shelf. Place ribbon spools of the same colour in a jar. Arrange the jars so colours are in the same family. For example, place a red ribbon, orange ribbon and yellow ribbon jar next to each other. Keep smaller jars available for remnant ribbon pieces.

CD Case

Use an old CD case with horizontal and vertical storage to keep your ribbon spools. Place one ribbon spool in each CD slot until it is full.

Wall Unit

Make a customised ribbon storage unit. Make a wooden frame with four pieces of wood. Drill small holes in the side. Place dowel rods through the holes and secure in place. Remove the rods to place your ribbon on them. Use each rod for a different colour family.

Plastic Containers

Use a large clear container to house your ribbon supply. Arrange each row by colour. If you have ribbon to fill several containers, label the outside container with the name of the colour or tape a few pieces of ribbon to the front of the container so you will know what is inside the container before opening it. You can also use a portable container to make your ribbon supply mobile.

Toilet Paper Holder

Place ribbon spools on a toilet paper holder with side openings. Release part of each ribbon spool through the side so you can quickly grab the ribbon you want without having to remove the spools from the stack.

Paper Towel Holder

Install a wall-hanging paper towel holder. Add spools to the rod. Arrange by colour and release a tab from each spool for easy access. Install the holder just above your craft table to access the ribbon without having to get up and away from your project.

Pegboard

Mount a sheet of pegboard behind your craft area. Add hooks through each hole. Arrange ribbon by colour and theme. Place one spool on each hook. When your supply surpasses the space, simply add another sheet of pegboard.

Make-up Bag

Take an old, plastic toiletry bag. Use a sturdy hole punch and punch holes around the bag. Place one spool of ribbon at a time in the bag. Thread part of the ribbon through one hole. Continue adding spools until all of the holes have ribbon poking through them.

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