I’ve been crafting for 16 years, and in the process I’ve learned a couple of things.
First: the right tools are an important component in the creative process.
Second: whether you have a lot of space or just a closet for crafting, having a storage and organizational system for ribbon is essential.
How to Store Ribbon
Ribbon is a great accessory to complete a card’s look, jazz up any scrapbook page or finish off a home decor item. But where do you put it so you can easily remember it when it comes time to craft?
Ribbons & Cardboard Boxes
Many ribbon crafters get started by trying to store their ribbons in a box. After all, then they are out of the way and off your crafting surface.
Here’s the problem. Rolls of ribbon in a cardboard box are easily forgotten when it comes time to craft. It can be overwhelming to try to track down the ribbon you own. Cardboard boxes and even transparent totes make it hard to remember all the different types of ribbon you use.
Ribbons & Dowel Storage
Most ribbon storage systems use dowels as a support system that runs through the center of each ribbon roll. It works until you go to remove a ribbon roll, take out the dowel, and the whole thing falls apart. Its always in the way and its enough to drive a ribbon crafter crazy.
Besides this, many ribbon storage products on the market also have limitations on the size of the roll you can put in it. You wind up having to leave rolls laying out on your craft table or go back to the box.
Easy Ribbon Roll Storage
I told my husband I needed a ribbon holder that was not limited by the diameter of the roll of ribbon and not dependent on the dowel to keep the ribbon is place. That is why Ribbon Roll Control was born.
We use a clear acrylic material that allows the ribbon to be the focus. The holders are also lightweight and can be stacked on your desk or shelf, hung on a wall, and clicked onto a peg board’s S hook. Store your ribbon in the manner you choose – by color, size, texture or use. You can start with as many holders as you want and add to them as your ribbon stash grows.
Our unique design means that you can say goodbye to dowels, allowing you to remove any roll you want and replace it in the same location without have to move any other roll.
Once your ribbon is stored and organized, you will never buy another duplicate roll of ribbon because you can always see what you have. And you wont run out of ribbon either.
If your space is limited, buy 3 to stack and keep the current ribbon you are using. By rotating out your ribbon, you’ll enjoy the variety each new season requires. If you have a whole wall available, you can display your ribbon like a work of art.