One of my new year’s resolutions was to organize my craft room, and one of the big problems was my collection of ribbon. I just threw them in a basket and never really knew what I had and what I needed so when I was working on a new project, I would just buy more. It created a big mess as you can see.
I wanted something easy and accessible so I did my researched and combined a few ideas that I saw to create the hanging ribbon organizer.
The tools & materials you need are:
- Canvas 2×3
- Cafe Curtain hooks (4 pair if hanging vertically and 3 pair if hanging horizontally)
- Fabric large enough to cover the canvas
- Staple gun with staples
- Wooden dowel rods that fit through the ribbon spool holes (2 – 36 inch if vertically and 3 – 36 inch if hanging horizontally)
I first took a standard 2×3 painters canvas that you can buy in any craft store. It is uses a wooden frame with white canvas material stretched and is usually about $5. I didn’t want just a plain white background so I covered it with fabric and stapled it to the back with the staple gun.
This gave me a colorful background for the organizer.
You can orient this vertically or horizontally and I decided the orientation based on the space that I wanted to hang this on the wall. Since I chose the vertical orientation, I was going to have four rows for the ribbon.
I marked holes on both sides starting at the bottom of the canvas and lining the top of the cafe hook with 2 inches, 8 inches, 14 inches, 20 inches.
I used a drill to create the holes at the places marked.
Then I attached the cafe hooks to the canvas with the provided screws.
I cut the dowels in half (two 18 inch lengths) and place them in the hooks.
The only thing left is to thread the dowels through the ribbon spools and it makes a great organized system, and I can easily see all of my ribbon.