How to get your ribbon stash organised

 How to get your ribbons organised

Do you have a jumbled collection of ribbons? I can't possibly be the only person in the world with a box full that needed a good sort out and some organisation put in place.

This is what I had before, a box full of all sorts of ribbons: whole reels, little tiny bits and everything in between. A big ol' tangled mess. Not a great way to keep my craft supplies. My excuse is that I don't like to throw anything away. You just never know when a little bit will come in just right for something. 

Any super tidy crafters just look away now - nothing for you to see here!

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Not good enough, not nearly good enough at all! So this is what I did.

First I took everything out so I could see what I had, then I started sorting.

I divided the ribbons into piles:

  • Large pieces
  • Big bits of lace
  • Little bits of lace
  • Sparkly and metallic
  • Smaller, thinner pieces divided into colours

Then I popped them into zip lock bags.

 Organising ribbons

Some longer, nicer lengths I wound onto old cotton reels and secured then with a little bit of washi tape.

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I found a few cards that had some ribbon still on them so I just filled up the gaps with some longer lengths too.


I put any ribbon reels I had in the bottom of the box first.

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Then the nicely organise zip lock bags just lay on top.

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It feels so lovely to see them all nicely organised. When I want something I can actually find it now.

Some people (i.e. all those who know me IRL) will find it amusing that I'm sharing a 'being tidy' idea. Tidy and me are not normally best friends, but this is easy and seems to actually work.

I vow to keep my ribbons this tidy FOREVER - honest! 

Do you have a ribbon stash? How do you keep it nice? 


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