Build: easy ribbon organizer
There are tons of different ribbon organizer systems out there.
I made this version using scrap 2×4 wood pieces and a round dowel:
I’m finally making headway in the basement unpacking my craft, sewing and shop supplies (hence the reason all these pictures were taken in the basement with overhead lighting :)).
I came across my ribbon stash and decided to tackle the situation.
I had two simple criteria for this ribbon organizer:
1. Easy on – easy off. I want the ability to easily remove the entire ribbon spool from the holder.
2. Visibility. I like to see my stock.
Each ribbon ‘tower’ is about 15″ tall which holds at least a dozen spools.
The tower is super sturdy with a 2×4 base and the ribbon spools easily slide on and off the dowel as needed.
I started with a drawer full of ribbon spools and now have a beautiful organized shelf full of ribbon neatly stored by color:
The ribbon organizers make for great eye candy and sure dress up my stone basement workspace:
Consider your storage space before you make the ribbon organizers.
I had the perfect shelf to house the ribbon towers and I made the dowel height to fit the shelves:
How to build an easy ribbon organizer:
1. Cut scrap 2×4 into 3 1/2″ lengths and purchase 5/16″ round dowels:
2. Using a 5/16″ drill bit mark the depth of the bit with painters tape so as not to go all the way through the 2×4 base.
Drill a hole for the dowel at least 1″ deep:
3. Cut the dowels to desired height (mine are about 14″).
4. Squeeze a generous drop of wood glue down into the pre-drilled hole:
5. Place dowel into hole and secure by tapping the top end with a hammer:
Let dry and full with ribbon spools!