Craft Organization: Ribbon

My craft/sewing space is in dire need of some serious organization.  I will partly blame my disorganization on the fact that my craft/sewing room is also the office, so I can’t have it set up exactly how I would like.  The other part I will blame on myself.  I get so excited about a new project and just have to get it finished; therefore, I don’t clean up as I go and that just leads to utter chaos with all of my fabric, thread, ribbon, scissors, patterns all over the place…… get the picture……not pretty.

So I thought I would do a few posts on craft organization.  I am trying to get better about keeping everything in its place and it is much easier to do so when you have a proper organizational system.

Multiple Pant Hanger

This is what I did – I used a multiple pant hanger to organize all of my ribbon!  I saw this idea many years ago – it may have been in Real Simple Magazine (oh, how I LOVE Real Simple), but I’m not exactly sure.  This is such an effective way to store all of that pretty ribbon that you use to embellish your craft/sewing projects (or you could use it for wrapping ribbon as well).

Yes, you could go out and buy one of those fancy “ribbon organizers” that they sell in the stores, but this is much more affordable and just as effective.  I got this one from The Container Store, but I’m sure Target or Walmart has them as well.

Just slide each spool of ribbon onto each one of the pant hangers.  You can color coordinate it or put like-types of ribbon together.  You can hang this in a closet or just hang it from a hook in your craft room (if you are lucky enough to have a space specially dedicated to crafting).

Then when you need to use some ribbon, you can clearly see all of your options and choices – just pull it off the spool and cut.  I think being able to see all of the pretty things you own helps breed creativity and makes creating that much more fun!

Happy Organizing!

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  1. I really love your blog — I get very excited when I meet other women who love to ‘make do and mend’ as they used to say in the UK. I have just started to follow you, are you on twitter as well. Looking forward to you next update. Coryanne

  2. This is brilliant! Love it! You gotta love Real Simple….it’s my only mag I subscribe to now!

  3. Wow! What a great idea! I just bought something I’m going to try and make a ribbon holder from, but this idea wins hands down! Brilliant.

  4. Perfect! Thanks for a great idea. 😀

  5. what a fantastic idea!! Thanks so mych!

  6. Brilliant! I had untwisted some regular wire hangers (the kind you get at the dry cleaners), but they don’t hold many spools. This is the perfect solution! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am always looking for a good way to store ribbon! I like this idea! And I agree with you, it is so much easier to get things done when you have organization! Great post.

  8. This is such a great idea. I’ve seen quite a few ribbon storage ideas and this is my favorite by far because it is so easy! I am featuring this at

  9. What a fantastic idea!! A pants hanger for ribbon!! Love it!

  10. Hi Lindsay. What a simply smart idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Hugs…Tracy 🙂

  11. Hi again. I almost forgot to tell you, I just love you blog colors and design. I’m your new follower. It may show up as tonasun but my blog page is Cotton Pink Cute. I’m looking forward to following and getting to know you this year.

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  12. Just saw this on One Pretty Thing….you’re brillant for coming up with this!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  13. I LOVE this idea. 🙂 Saw it on Someday Crafts. This will save me some time and money. 🙂

  14. That’s a great idea! I think I have a multiple skirt hanger that might be able to be adapted for something like this. Since I hardly wear skirts anymore I might as well use it for something!

  15. This is an EXCELLENT idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  16. This is so going on my list of things to get. I’m forever trying to organize my ribbon, and it just never works. Sure, there are crafty ways to build one, but this would hang so nicely on the wall, and be premade.

  17. What a neat idea? i’m getting my craft room orgainzed..

  18. This is exactly how I store my ribbon! I love it!

  19. This is perfect!! I’m just starting to sew and was wondering how I would store all of my supplies in my office/craft/sewing room…lol

  20. love it!

  21. love the ribbon rack

  22. That’s a great and inexpensive idea! Thanks for sharing!

  23. What a wonderful idea! I’m running out to find one tomorrow.

  24. What a fantastic idea!!! Thanks for sharing.

  25. This is such a great idea! I’m so glad you shared it!

  26. I just found this in my starred items from my google reader. I was looking this weekend to organize my ribbons and couldn’t find this post. So glad I did. Looks like I need to make a trip to WM this afternoon!! I am getting my sewing room organized this week. WAHOO!!

  27. Thanks for sharing! This is a perfect solution for my ribbon storing. I put a link to this post on my crafty blog.

  28. I copied your idea and I LOVE it! So much easier to see my whole ribbon stash. Thanks for passing on your fab idea!

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  30. great idea!! It looks much easier then the other ribbon holders I’ve seen. I like easy 🙂

  31. What a charming blog you have. I just added you to my RSS feed so i won’t miss a thing. LOVE your ribbon stash organizer idea. I happen to have one of those hangers in my huband’s closet he never uses. Finder’s keepers!


  32. I just added you as a facebook friend. I couldn’t keep you all to my self!


  33. What a great idea! I have all my ribbon stuffed in a rubbermaid container and never take it out to even see what I have. My craft room is also my office so always looking for ways to save space.

  34. What a enchanting blog site you might have. I merely additional you to definitely my own RSS feed so i is not going to overlook a thing. LOVE the bows hide manager idea. We have some of those hangers during my huband’s cabinet this individual in no way uses. Finder’s owners

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