Ribbon storage idea | How About Orange

June 02, 2011

Ribbon storage idea

I have a lot of ribbon from work I've done. Once in awhile I use a bit to tie up a package, but I want to keep some of each design as a sample. Currently they're all stuffed in an ice bucket which is getting pretty full. I saw this photo from All People Quilt, shared on Pinterest by Jennifer Davis. Store ribbon in soda straw dispensers? I like it.

37 comments:

Clare said...

That's a fab idea! You could also use a cafetiere for a similar look

Jess said...

Great, as soon as I learn what that is, I'll look into it. It sounds fancy. In fact, I could for a cup of cafeteire right now. Preferably french roast.

Curated By Color said...

Genius idea! Not only keeps things organized, but nicely displays the ribbons, too!

Kathy C said...

Brilliant!

Grandma G said...

Perfect! Well, till you need the spool on the bottom. ;)

Sally said...

What a good idea!

Jess said...

The whole stack lifts out, right? So I could just unwind some without taking all the rolls off. Mostly it would just be storage.

Grandma G said...

Ahhh... I knew that. ;)

tiffany. said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

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Sophie World said...

Great idea! I'll have to add it in with another ribbon storage idea I came across recently -- use a cute vintage birdcage! I linked to it just this week: http://sophworldblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-links_31.html

Catie said...

What a great idea!

I have to say, I've only just recently found your blog and I wish I would've found it sooner!! I love your work! :)

patricia said...

Easy and great idea!

Kelly said...

Such a fab and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!

Frau Haselmayer said...

Great Idea!

Cattie said...

So pretty! And practical! Two of my favorite things. :-) I store mine rolled around old paper towel cores in a pretty box from IKEA, but this is much nicer. And you can see exactly what you have without digging through layer after layer.

JLR Designs said...

I LOVE this idea!!!

Felicity said...

Now THAT's what I call beautiful storage.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I've been using timber toilet roll holders, it looks like I need to do some shopping!

xx Felicity

Maiz Connolly said...

Wouldn't this work great for washi tape, too? I love it!

Of Sage and Sepia said...

Wowza! One of those "repurposing" ideas that is just perfect.

I fought the ribbon storage mess by turning the ribbons into instant window treatments:
http://ofsageandsepia.blogspot.com/2011/01/bit-by-new-year-reoranizing-bug.html

isabeau said...

lol that's how i store mine in a straw container

Ridgely's Radar said...

great idea! I have a million ribbons! now I know what to do with them.

Lisa Brown said...

How adorable and so convenient. Thanks for a great idea!

bichonpawz said...

This is a cute idea!! I was searching for something to store my ribbon in and I ended up using an old spice container...one of those round units with all of the little bottles in it!

Pink Julep Abroad said...

That's a fabulous idea and so decorative!

Niki said...

BEST IDEA EVER!

Anna M. said...

When I first saw the photo I thought they were those canisters in docter's offices that hold cotton swabs and stuff. Silly me, but I could definitely use some for trims.

Rhianna said...
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Rhianna said...

What a pretty way to store your ribbon! I recently saw a glass sugar dispenser used to store a spool of bakers twine, with the string coming out of the hole at the top. Both ideas are ingenious! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie Bee said...

What a Great Idea!!!

amazinggrace03 said...

Perfect!!!! I love that you can access ALL the spools easily, since you just pull up the whole thing at once. Love it. Ü

meiling said...

What a beautiful way to store ribbons! Right now I have a dry cleaner hanger with tiers of paper tubes as my ribbon rack. As I collect more and more ribbon, I start a new tier by tying thin rope to either corners of the hanger and stabilize using a paper tube (the ones off dry cleaner hangers). If you can picture it, you know how much of a mess that is!

Bonnie said...

Oh wow. I don't think I'd use it for ribbon, I have one of those 5 rung pants hangers for my ribbon but my washi tapes would be great in something like that!!! What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.

tami {fabulously wed} said...

Love this! It's seriously the best idea I've seen yet.

InteriorGroupie said...

LOVE those ribbon containers!! Looks just lovely.

jeanie said...

fabulous idea to keep the remaining lengths of ribbon handy & accessible. love the display worthy appeal.
xxoo.

is said...

GREAT IDEA! I have many ribbons laying around & an empty cafetiere! XD

Michael Maloney said...

That is an amazing idea! Not only will your ribbons stay untangled, they will also be displayed beautifully if you get the transparent glass/plastic soda straw storage. An excellent storage idea that is not only creative but very useful too. It is great for the kids' craftsroom either at home or in schools.

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