I just scored a bunch of ribbon at a yard sale and was googling around looking for “Craft ribbon organizers”. A ton of the DIY organizers were pretty fancy and required dowels, hardware, hard work… etc. etc.etc. and well….
The NON DIY ones cost a pretty penny and well…….
So, do you want one of those “slap your forehead” DUH moments?
I know, right? That easy.
I had these two trash bags full of awesome ribbon that I scored for $15.00. I hemmed and hawed at spending $15.00 btw.
So, now I had the ribbon but what to do with it?
I know myself and if it is not in an easy to reach place I will not use them.
So, after ruling out the DIY and NON-DIY’er version.
I created the “Lazy and Cheapskate” DIY version.
I had these extra “pants or slacks” hangers.
Add the ribbon.
A couple of tips.
At first I was sliding them on the “bars” with no order, like this….
Great that way but I realized that placing them by color would be much more productive.
PS. I do my closet the same way. It makes finding an outfit much easier.
See….much easier to find the color you need.
I’m using a clear rubber band around the ends of my “dowels or rods” to keep the ribbons from sliding off. If yours have larger holes, you may want bigger rubber bands. This was an easy way to keep them from sliding. Of course this is the untwisted photo of the rubber band. I just wanted you to be able to see it.
Tip #3. Tape the loose ends of the ribbon to keep them from un-spooling. My hubby is doing this for me as I type. He has never looked sexier. For real.
That easy and now I can hang them “away” in an extra closet.
DUH! Slap my forehead and call me crazy! ; )
Think you could use this idea?
Perfect for gift wrapping ribbon too!
Wait until you see another way I re-used my pants hangers.
I will share that tomorrow!
Do you say “pants” or “slacks”?
Do you like this easy alternative to a fancy craft ribbon organizer?
Let me know!
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