Pretty Ribbon Storage

storage bins of ribbons
Discover new (and deocrative!) storage ideas for your ribbon, twine, and trim.

Picture Perfect Ribbon Holder

A plain wooden frame outfitted with bright paint and cafe rods is a good way to hang ribbon. Use wooden dowels cut to size to sort ribbon by color. Hang the frame in your work area using your favorite ribbon.

Ribbon Wreath

Wrap a foam wreath form with your ribbon scraps. Simply tie the ribbon around the wreath. Sort by color for a visually striking display.

Cherry-Picked Trim

Small wooden berry boxes are ideal for stashing charming trim. Cut chipboard to the sizes you need and attach decorative paper using spray adhesive. Wrap your trims around the boards, clip with mini clothespins, and file them in produce boxes tinted with acrylic paint to compliment your decor.

The Last Straw

A straw dispenser from the dollar store rises to the occasion to hold towers of ribbon spools. Remove the top of the dispenser and slide the spools onto the rod for a satisfying stack of pleasing patterns. Or toss loose ribbon pieces into a shapely apothecary jar for a reach-in  ready display.

Hang Time

Put a pants hanger to work as a ribbon organizer. Make use of each rung by alternating large and small spools of ribbon. Gather scrap pieces of trim and clip them to the top rung using clothespins. Suspend the hanger from a hook or repurposed hardware bracket.

Pretty Pin Drop

A retro favorite, wooden clothespins are in good form when wrapped with colorful bits of ribbon. Wind the lengths around the clothespins, pin the ends in place, and drop them into a glass jar. Display your colorful cache on a shelf.

Ribbon Leftovers

Next time you take home leftovers, save the containers. Clear plastic holders are perfect for holding small ribbon scraps. Roll scraps around spools and secure with a pin to hold in place.

Ribbon Flower Arrangement

Display ribbon on a desk by sticking wooden dowels in a vase filled with rocks or pebbles. Stack ribbon spools on the dowels. For extra pizzazz and color, tie ribbon pieces into bows on the top of the dowels.

Ribbon Folders

Label file folders with a ribbon color or design. When you have scraps, simply wrap the ribbon around the folder and hold in place with tape.

Wooden Plank Storage

A basic wooden plank with a few nails creates country ribbon storage. Store ribbon spools on the nails. Leave one nail open for hanging scissors to make cutting easy. Paint the wood to match your decor.

Spool Storage

Large antique spools are a pretty way to store ribbon. Wrap ribbon or twine around the spools and secure with a pin. Lay them on a desk or store them in a basket.

Ribbon Holders by the Book

Drill two sets of holes through three old books for an interesting way to display your ribbon. Thread ribbon on wooden dowels and push the dowels through the holes. Hang scissors or other crafting essentials on the ends.

Sweet Storage

Keep your baker's twine supply visible in restaurant-style sugar dispensers. These American classics are the perfect size to hold a full roll of twine and are heavy enough to stay put as you pull out the lengths you need.

Wooden Typesetter

An old wooden typesetter box has many different-size storage compartments to hold everything from mega rolls to tiny scraps. Stick it in a drawer to hide it or arrange ribbon by color and display on a table or shelf.

Towel Bar

A hand-towel bar is just the right size for spools of ribbon. Unscrew the caps on the sides of the bars to add ribbon spools; the caps will prevent the spools from sliding off. Use the base of the stand to hold coiled lengths.

Vintage Suitcase

A small vintage suitcase can house all your ribbon and will fit onto most shelves. Close the suitcase for a tailored look or leave it open to add color and pattern to your decor.

Toiletry Bag Storage

Turn a small, clear toiletries bag into a good place to store ribbon. Punch holes on all sides of the plastic. When you have a ribbon scrap, thread it through one of the holes.

Bright Storage Bins

Two hanging bars and six bins turn a stretch of wall into storage central. Hang the bins over a worktable to hold ribbons and trims.

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