Operation Organization: Handmade Ribbon Holder

I like to organize. I know not everyone shares my sentiments, but I’ve found I personally work better in an organized space. But I also love new things…who doesn’t?? So when my dad showed up with a wooden handmade ribbon holder that he MADE HIMSELF, I was ecstatic!

Something pretty and new can make it easier to be organized!

I know my dad hasn’t spent as much time in his woodshop as he would like lately because, as he says, “I don’t have a specific project to work on right now.” I’m certain he asked his girlfriend (who is an amazing stamper/quilter/crafter) not only for ideas for a functional ribbon holder, but also made her show him how to search for images online that he could tweak to personalize. How amazing is that?!? I really feel loved.

They both know I don’t have a large space for my crafting, with wall space and desk space at a premium, yet I like to have my commonly-used items within my visual field. Outta-sight, outta-mind, right? This ribbon organizer is perfect.

Of course it wasn’t long before I pulled all of my spools out of their basket and put them on the dowels!

What do you think of the design? Would this work for your craft area? Do you have an organization method for your ribbons? I’d love it if you’d share your system (or lack of!) for ribbons below! (Really, I can’t judge…mine were previously thrown into a basket!)

Now what about those scraps of ribbon??

I have lots of scraps of ribbons that won’t get organized on this beautiful handmade ribbon holder. These were saved from the ends of spools and from previous projects.

keep ribbon scraps in jars

If you look closely, you’ll see most of my scraps are wrapped around empty thread spools.

These are my scraps of ribbons in mason jars. I attempted a color separation (warm, cool, gold/silver, and black/white). This system has been working for me, but I’d be open to suggestions!

washi tape in a tall jar

Should I move these onto my new ribbon holder. too?

Thanks for checking out my blog today, and let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Need more organizing ideas? Craft Space Organization: Week 1

Happy Crafting!

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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    loved your comments about us. saw that you already filled the original up. does this mean you need another one?

    • Ha ha!😂 I think it’s all on there, (and I plan on using up a few for some immediate projects) but when I find more fun ribbons… I’ll know who to ask! Is he making one for you yet?

  2. Very nice!! 😊😊

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