The ribbon keeper idea isn’t mine. Yes, I’m a copy-cat! Since copying is the highest form of flattery, there are many others I’m complimenting here. Found this several times in my internet search of organization ideas, and I shared it two days ago in Craft Cave Revived.
The shelf was plain. Unfinished, even. So was the box. Both were purchased on the cheap – real cheap – from Building Blocks, a nearby school that sells contractor-removed household items and various other things. The money they raise is funding for the school.
See just a few of the treasures of the day? Antique rakes, a child’s rocker, and not pictured are almost-new wire storage racks used in the Craft Cave and also the chain link fencing hardware I used in hanging my newspaper roll on The Upside-Down Bookshelf.
Primed and painted the shelf and box black, sanded and distressed them a little, and drilled 3/8-inch holes for the dowels in the shelf sides. The box can be used for future expansion of ribbon spools if necessary – just drill more holes.
Tried different sized dowels. 5/16-3/8 inch work best, given the weight of the ribbon. My 2 bottom rows need larger dowels, since those are 3/16-inch and sagging. I’ll take care of that this week.
You won’t tell, will you? That I cheated and added 3 rolls of mastic tape? 😉
If you have piles of ribbon, this idea saves space, makes the ribbon easily accessible, and looks colorful on the wall. I love color, don’t you? Try it, y’all.
Organization is a great thing! (Oops, that sounded sort of “Martha-ish”.)