Ribbon Organizer

I've seen A LOT of ribbon organizers in my day, but nothing suited the way I use and organize. I wanted something where I could see just how much ribbon I have left, easy to access, and doesn't take up a lot of space. This is what I came up with...

This is my Before: a box of ribbon mess.

Now Here's how I made my clever ribbon organizer -

as far as I know I'm the first to do this...

Years ago I hung curtains (in my old house). I used drapery hooks and hung them on curtain rings, removing the clips that came with it. So I ended up with a big bag of clips.

Before my flash of genius I tried this method of ribbon organization - wrapping them around a piece of cardboard and 'filing' them. This took WAY TOO LONG!

I decided sash rod + drapery clips = Perfect Organizer

The sash rod was $2.50 for two.

And the perfect place for it? Inside the cabinet door of my new 'library' storage cabinets. And right next to my crafting supplies.

My little trick to hang it straight? I taped it first then added the screws.

I love how it only takes an inch of previously unused space! Just clip off and clip back on!

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  1. I LOVE the ribbon holder idea - very creative. However, I have a TON of ribbon, as well as 4 cats who view hanging ribbons as their "prey." I think I would need at least 6-8 rods to hold all the ribbon I have right now. Plus I wonder where I could get those handy dandy curtain clips for cheap.....your craft station looks really organized, too.

  2. Fabulous! I'm adding that to my craft room this weekend...thanks!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I love this ribbon organizer - so smart and simple! Great job!

  4. Great way to organize your ribbons. Thanks again for making the cards for our teachers this year. I liked your new bookshelves too.