Organizing my house is a craft project all on its own. You may have seen my last DIY craft project post. That was another organization tutorial. This one is no different. My many many bolts of ribbon were starting to get a little out of control. I kept them stacked in a corner of my closet, and every time I needed one, I would end up knocking the whole stack over in an attempt to remove one color. So I decided I needed to attach them to some sort of contraption that would allow me to cut the ribbon without removing the whole roll. Hence the Wooden Ribbon Holder.
This project was constructed completely from scrap materials leftover from other projects. I used some random 2X6 pieces to make the frame. The exact measurements will vary depending on what size your ribbon is and how many you have. Most of my rolls of ribbon are fairly large. I like to buy in bulk from ribbonbazaar.com to try and save some money.
After the frame was assembled, I measured the dowel rod and cut it into three parts. I made sure each part extended past the frame so I could easily remove them. I slid the dowel rods through the holes to make sure everything looked good before the addition of the ribbon.
For now, I just left it as is and secured it to the wall in our closet. I drilled two screws into the studs on the wall and placed the frame on those. It fits perfectly next to my bookshelf full of craft supplies, and it can be easily removed and toted around to my different crafting areas in the house. Perfecto!
Stayed tuned next week for what will hopefully be Part 3 of the Garage Makeover Series. And now that we know we're having a BABY GIRL!!! the nursery projects will soon follow.