Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Upcycled Ribbon Holder For Craft Room

I love ribbon!  Since I didn't have a way to store it, it ended up in a drawer never to see the light of day again.  I saw this idea on a blog a few years ago and decided I needed it for my room.

I found the shelf at a garage sale for $2!  It is just a simple wood shelf, and the shelves are about 6 inches apart.  My husband drilled holes on the end to slide a dowel rod through to hold ribbon.  You can use any size shelf you can find or make.  Just make sure you have enough room between the shelves for the ribbon to roll.

I stuck a pin in the end of each spool of ribbon because they kept unraveling.

On the top, I store small pieces of ribbon or ribbon that did not come on a spool.  I found the containers in the dollar zone at Target, which is why one has a white lid.  They were on clearance, so I only paid 25 cents or 50 cents per container.

On the side you'll see a bunch of ribbon hanging.  They are organized by color or theme on plastic pieces I cut with my Cricut and stuck on a smaller dowel rod.  Eventually, they will hang below the shelf.

And the bird is just cute.  It was scrap from a glass etching project, so I stuck it on the wall to make me happy.