6 Tips for Ribbon Storage


There are some things that are easy to organize and keep organized. Simple solutions like a craft storage tower, white cube organizer, corner organizer or a three drawer organizer can help with many hobby supplies such as scrap booking. Other crafting supplies are not as easy to store and keep organized. Craft supplies such as ribbon can be used for many crafts, making them an extremely popular, but not so easy to store. A craft storage tower or a drawer storage doesn\’t make a lot of sense for ribbon. Read these tips below for some super simple and easy storage solutions for all your ribbon needs.

Tackle Box

A tackle box is a great way to store ribbon remnants or pieces of ribbon. Some crafts such as wreaths require large amounts of the same kind of ribbon cut in the same length, while others require large amounts of the same color ribbon, but not necessarily the same design, cut into the same length. These bits of ribbon are easily kept separated with a tackle box. The boxes can be adjusted to fit the size that you need, and you can make more or less depending on your need.

Paper Towel Holder

Paper towel holders are a great way to store your ribbon. These holders come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Wooden ones can be painted to match your design choice. Gather a variety of holders in a variety of sizes to coordinate your ribbon by color, style or even width. This makes it simple to just pull one paper towel rack out for a specific project.


Grab a small basket with holes on the sides. Find a rod that will fit into the holes. Choose ribbon to go on the rod and place the rod with the ribbon on it into the holes of the basket, allowing each spool of ribbon to have it\’s own hole to be pulled from. This idea lets you organize quite a few spools of ribbon at once, but it doesn\’t work for the larger width ribbons, the more narrow ribbons work better.


Make your own ribbon storage by using an old cylinder, such as an old Pringles can. Anything can be used as long as it has a lid and can be slit down the center from top to bottom. Decorate, paint or wrap the container in paper, then put the ribbon inside. Allow just a bit of the ribbon to hang out of the slit, then put the lid back on it. Things like oats containers and Pringles cans work great for this project.


Got an old ladder laying around? A wooden ladder? Remove those steps and replace them with dowels. Make sure the dowels can be removed so that you can replace the ribbon. This option takes up minimal space and lets you organize your ribbon any way that you want to. It can be placed in a variety of places since it is tall and narrow. The inside can be used for ribbon while the outside can be used for other things and make it into a craft storage tower.

Tic Tac Containers

Ever had such a small spool of ribbon that it was hard to store? Storage uses such as a tic tac container work excellent for these. They are small enough to store these spools and the ribbon is small enough to fit through the opening of the tic tac container. These containers are small and compact, but keep your ribbon from untangling.

Going through craft storage ideas and considering craft storage towers or cubes, always remember that DIY yourself storage solutions are great. Typical American homes contain over 300,000 items and most of these items are most likely craft items. The general crafting generation is younger than the general population with 35% of them between 18 and 34, 37% are between 35 and 54 and 28% are over the age of 55. Crafting is a relaxing past time, releasing dopamine, but the tools and materials can get messy. Use these tips to keep your ribbon storage neat and clean.