Organizing Ribbon

Even a few spools of ribbon can easily become a tangled mess if they aren't kept organized. Keep your ribbons organized and easy to access for your next craft or project. This is a guide to organizing ribbon.
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June 12, 2016 Flag

I wanted a care free way to display my crafting ribbon and also make it a space saver. Tension rods can also be used to hold clean materials (a towel rod). They can be purchased cheaply and installed by anyone.

Tension Rod Crafting Ribbon Holder

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March 26, 2009 Flag

Create your own ribbon holder for less than $2 using leftover materials: use an old wire basket (it is OK if some of the slats are broken) and several 12 inch long dowel rods (or pant hanger cardboard) cut to length.
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Slide the dowel through one end of the basket, place the ribbon spools and then thread the other end through the basket. VOILA! A ribbon holder for less than $2. The craft stores sell these for $20 or more. Now you have more money to purchase those adorable patterned ribbons.

By Diana from Prospect, KY

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October 25, 2011 Flag

After several tries, this hanger method seems to be working the best for me. I can see every roll, pull off what I need, cut it and I don't have the roll laying on my table to be put away or in my way. I just opened up a hanger, slipped the rolls on and hooked the hanger back together. As you can see, I grouped the rolls by color.

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By Ann W from Loup City, NE

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July 8, 2009 Flag

How to recycle an old muffin tin into a ribbon caddy:

  1. Spray paint an old muffin tin and appropriate number of dowel rods (any size that will accommodate a spool of ribbon).
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  2. Fill each mold with Crayola Model Magic, or any other air-drying clay.

  3. Place one dowel rod into the center of each filled mold until the dowel reaches the bottom.

  4. Make a small "snake" piece of clay and wrap around the base of the rod to hold in place.

  5. Let air dry per instructions.

  6. Ribbon can then be slid and stacked down the rods, allowing you to pull off desired amount of ribbon without removing any of the other rolls.

By April from Albany, GA

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March 30, 2013 Flag

Glass sugar dispensers are inexpensive and work perfectly for containing those bundles of curling ribbon. Tuck the ribbon into the jar, then thread the ends through the opening in the lid. No more lost ends and tangles messes!

ribbon in jar

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October 23, 2009 Flag

Instead of using tape or pins to keep you rolls of ribbon from unwinding, I found that rubber bands are easier, quicker, and leave no holes or stickiness on the ribbon.

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October 2, 2011 Flag

I love using ribbons for all kinds of projects so when there is a sale or an end of the season clearance, I will be there stocking up. To keep my ribbons and my other craft projects organized, I purchased an inexpensive white four drawer dresser to use as my craft central.

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October 5, 2011 Flag

To keep the ribbon from falling around the spool, cut a slit in the cardboard in the same manner as sewing thread spools have a slit in them to contain the end of the thread. As you finish using it, "thread" the end of the ribbon into the slit.

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October 4, 2011 Flag

I hung 2 chains from my ceiling 2 3/4 feet apart and 3 feet long. Then I took a 1/2 inch pole that is 3 feet long and filled it with the ribbons that were on their original cardboard spools.

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March 17, 2014 Flag

You can use the empty spool and container to store craft ribbon. It keeps the dust out nicely.

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January 10, 2007 Flag

Not all your holiday paper/ribbon has to be put away. Red, green, gold, etc. can be used by themselves for other occasions throughout the year.

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