Ideas for Storing Ribbon

I collect ribbon like I collect scrapbook paper, fabric, twine and washi tape. I never know when I might need a certain color, width or type so I like having a good selection on hand. But, how about storing it all? I like storing it in the open because it looks pretty and I have easy access to it.

You might recognize this picture as my cover photo on Facebook. The storage containers on the right are from Hobby Lobby. I bought them for $6 using the 40% off coupon. I made holes in the storage boxes on the left using my Big Bite Crop-o-dile. It’s perfect for thin ribbon.

How about wrapping ribbon, securing it with a small clothespin and tossing it in a vase or bowl.

I put tiny scraps, perfect for cards, in a small drawer.

Ric rack and binding tape is kept on the cards they come with and stored in a letter file organizer. I need to paint it. Will you help me think of a cute color?

One of my favorite ways to store ribbon is on a curtain rod. It makes it so easy to cut off what you need.

These little containers are from the $1 Spot at Target.

Since I’m in a temporary craft room right now, I have some stacked on a shelf. Aren’t they pretty?

Here’s some more great ribbon storage ideas.

Tinkering Around

Spunky Junky

How About Orange

Paper Pursuits

How do you store your ribbon? Are you going to use some of these ideas?

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  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends September 20, 2012, 9:49 pm

    These are some GREAT ideas! My ribbon storage has been awesome, but I might need some of these in addition to it. Do you remember my ribbon holder you featured a couple of years ago? I can’t believe it’s been that long since we met!

  • Gail September 21, 2012, 5:10 am

    Thanks for all the ideas. I don’t keep the cardboard rolls on small ribbons, so I will be using the pretty, clear jar idea

  • Tanya September 21, 2012, 3:47 pm

    My craft room could use some serious organizing. Thank you so much for the ideas, the ribbons, yarn and jute are taking over 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

  • Heather from Things that are Pretty September 23, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Thanks for these great ideas Leanne! My ribbon is stored in clear rubbermaid bins. Not so pretty as some of these ideas, but easily accessible. I did a blog post about how I organized my scrap ribbon ( It has worked well for me. Your letter organizer is cute. I’m loving minty/aqua green right now – that might be fun colour to try out!

  • Deniece Kanon May 13, 2014, 2:55 pm

    I love the ribbon organizer idea from Hobby Lobby. I went there today and nobody had a clue what I was trying to describe. Do you have any suggestions?

  • leanneja May 14, 2014, 10:49 pm

    I bought mine 2 years ago so I’m not sure if they still carry it. They were by the spools of ribbon on the back wall.

  • Carol February 22, 2015, 11:12 pm

    I cannot find the plastic bins (top photo) anywhere! Where can I get them???

  • leanneja February 27, 2015, 2:03 am

    I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby. They were in the fabric area.

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