So, I make a ton of wreaths, and each wreath includes a ton of ribbons, which equals rolls and rolls of ribbons that I have to store somewhere. In the past I used closet cubbies (cubbys? I never know). Regardless, this system while usable- it was not at all functional. I tried to take each little cubbie square and stack my rolls of ribbon by color in each one. Thus, I never really remembered what was in the back of each compartment, so I’d have to unload all of the rolls of ribbon in front to see what the heck was hiding in the back. This is not a method conducive to clutter free crafting areas. It was a beating in other words. I knew when we moved to the new house, I’d need a solution to the ribbon storage problem.
I’d seen the method where you slide all of your rolls onto a long dowel that was somehow held on each end; and while you could see all of the varieties of ribbon you had, getting to them is kind of difficult since you have to remove every roll that was in the way of the one you wanted, then you had to replace all the ones you’d removed after you got to the one you needed.
I solved this dilemma with a simple solution. While strolling through Lowe’s; which I am likely to be doing several times a month; I passed some cabinet storage products. I happened upon a rack that is intended to go on the back of a pantry or cabinet door. It’s meant to hold spices I believe. I thought it might be wide enough to hold a roll of ribbon…. and I was right!
The Mean Man helped me determine that I’d need six racks in two columns of three racks each side. He left the same space between racks as they had between each shelf.
I still try to keep all the rolls in color order, but NOW I can just grab the roll I want and easily replace it when I’m done with it. I think this was a PERFECT solution!
We attached a grid wall next to the racks to hold brackets to store wreath forms and other hanging items and then I loaded them up. The result is fantastic!
January 27, 2023 @ 1:15 pm
Love the ribbon organizer. I am headed to Lowes right now. Thanks a bunch!!!
January 31, 2023 @ 1:37 pm
Mona- It is such a time saver!! I love being able to just grab what I need even if it’s in the middle. Now larger rolls are a challenge but most all rolls fit great. I’m glad you found it helpful. Blessings- Kelly
January 27, 2021 @ 9:57 pm
Hi Kelly, I just love your ribbon storage idea! I’m in the process of organizing my basement craft room. I bet I have over 300 rolls of ribbon! Instead of buying one or two of something, I buy 4 and 5 of things! I know, I need craft therapy, oh well😊 I have looked on Pinterest, and YouTube, your way looks the best. And it looks organized and clean. So I think I might have to try this system for me. Thank you for sharing, and showing pictures. Are you on YouTube?
He safe out there………Pam
January 21, 2021 @ 10:07 am
How do store your flower stems
January 26, 2021 @ 3:26 pm
Renee- I bought several small Rubbermaid trash cans and divided my florals between them. I store them on a wide shelf. Hope this helps! Blessings- Kelly
April 11, 2020 @ 1:38 pm
I’m a big wreath crafter as well. I’m needing something for my ribbon. Where did you find the baskets for your ribbon. I love this idea.
April 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Wanda- I got the cabinet door spice racks at Lowe’s! But you can get them from Amazon also since we’re not really allowed to leave our houses right now. I hope that link worked. It looks a little wonky. If you don’t get the link, let me know. Blessings! – Kelly
September 1, 2020 @ 1:38 pm
I have those exact racks for my ribbon. Also stumbled on them at Lowe’s as I was looking for some storage solutions. They are the BEST!
September 3, 2020 @ 12:19 pm
Susan- This has been the best solution to storing ribbons for me. I just love being able to grab a roll and replace it without having to go through any rearranging. It just works! I’m glad you stopped by. Blessings. -Kelly
June 23, 2019 @ 10:06 am
Yes, being creative in wreath making means needing to be creative with storage! My supplies are everywhere in my small home so I decided to start hanging on walls (lack of storage spaces) and am doing the same thing with my ribbons – glorious, ain’t it!
June 26, 2019 @ 9:24 am
Donnamarie- I love the spice racks for ribbon storage! It makes grabbing a roll so convenient! I love it.
November 15, 2017 @ 10:18 pm
I am in need of your help! I’m trying to turn my spare bedroom into a craft room where I do wreaths as well. I think I see from your blog that I can figure out how to organize the ribbon but what do you do with all your flowers dams? I saw that there are flower cone rganizers but they’re very expensive
November 17, 2017 @ 10:30 pm
Amanda- Isn’t craft storage such a pain?? I ended up using Rubbermaid trash cans to hold my flowers! I, fortunately, have a weird seat thing in my craft room that gives me two levels to store my florals. Here’s a link under “Home Tour” that shows my flower storage. You can see a tin container – I tried that first but the base wasn’t big enough to stand firm. Hope this helps. Blessings- Kelly