Like most crafters, I have
too much lots of ribbon. Storing it neatly and so it’s both visible and accessible was a problem. Since we move every 2-3 years, I don’t want to invest in anything permanent or more expensive than …. free. I have a happy sunny craft room in my current home. But some day when my husband retires from the military and we stop moving, I’m going to have the most elaborate and beautiful craft room ever. Until then, I’m sticking with practical and as close to free as possible craft organizing tricks. My free craft ribbon storage hack is one of my favorites.
This is one of the early organizing ideas I shared. I’d been blogging about 3 months and we lived in our previous home. I didn’t have a craft room at that time, just a desk in the corner of the master bedroom and a bunch of tubs of supplies stuffed into my closet. Thankfully, in our current home I do have a bright, sunny craft room.
I had been storing my ribbon in a box from a baby shower gift I received 10 years ago. It worked, but not optimally. I kept the box closed, stored with my other craft supplies and would forget what ribbon I had. I rarely thought to dig the box of ribbon out for a project since it was “out of sight, out of mind.”
Free Craft Ribbon Storage
My solution? Berry containers, specifically, strawberry containers.
The ribbon spools fit perfectly into the box. I simply pulled the ribbon tails through the slots at the bottom of the container and it works perfectly when you pull the ribbon out. I left the strawberry label on the box, I think it’s simple and charming. But you could easily remove the label to have a clear box or even decorate the box. I just prefer the simplicity of the clear box with a small label.
The containers even stack well. Nice feature, since no crafter I know would have only one container of ribbon! These would be easy to stack and store on top of a craft table or a shelf in a craft area.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.