Organize Your Ribbon (take 2)

Made by Me Monday!
Hanging Ribbon Organizer


I tried making a different ribbon organizer once...welp, it didn't work out so well. First of all, I didn't have the counter space in my office big enough to store it and it didn't do so well at keeping my ribbon untangled. So, I decided to try again. I had been looking everywhere for something that I could make into something that:
  • could hang on the wall
  • keep my ribbon untangled
  • look cute!
One day, while shopping at the Goodwill, I came across something that caught my eye because it was $1.00(who doesn't love dollar day at Goodwill!) And I thought it might work! I was so excited to buy it and bring it home! When I showed it to my husband, he told me it was, in fact, a gun rack.  Whatever it is... I love it!
I can't find my darn BEFORE picture, so this one will have to do. First thing, I painted it white. I then, collected some dowels that would work for my ribbon to hang from.

 I measured the space that I had from side to side...

 Cut my dowel down to that size...

Drilled a hole in each side to hold my dowels

repeat for all three dowels

sort and organize your ribbon

the drilled hole is just deep enough and there is just enough "give" in the gun rack, so that you can easily take your dowel on and off to add spools of ribbon.

Add a cute vinyl and there you go!

I love it!
Super easy to do and VERY useful!!
Happy Monday!!

*how are you doing on your Operation Organization?
Don't forget to be linking up!! I will pick a winner next Sunday!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! so pretty
a gun rack at the goodwill? who would have thought.

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, how perfect!! It just looks like it was MEANT to be a ribbon organizer. What a great find and redo! I still need something to organize mine, but haven't quite found a good solution yet. A big problem being that I have a 1 bedroom apartment that I share with a boy (aka my husband)... not much room for open crafting!

Dee in N.H. said...

What a perfect idea! It looks so good with your ribbon on it! Great find!

Unknown said...

I am always so impressed when creative minds see something new out of something old - and meant for something else. Love, love, love it!

Happy week ahead!


Unknown said...

stinken LOVE IT. I need to keep my eyes open for some kind or spice rack shelf like yours. I totally want a ribbon rack, adore yours. Jen

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Sasha said...

Amazing!! And for only a $1?!?!? Awesome!

Noble Vintage said...

that is a fantastic idea. I desperately need something for my ribbon, and I've come across these racks at GW as well- I may need to pick one up next time!! :) (I've never seen one for $1 though!!!)


This is just to cool! A gun rack! I just asked my husband if he had one in the barn, he asked what would I need a gun rack for!!LOL Thanks for the great idea!

Kelly said...

What a great idea. Too bad I don't have anywhere to put something like this in my tiny house!


randi said...

love it! i'm jelous of your rack =). you are the breastest, i mean the bestest after all! no really super great idea, and the fact that it is a gun rack is so great!

Grannys Attic said...

Now that is just a great idea! I saw a gun rack at GW last week for $5 but I didn't know what I would do with it. Going back this week to see if it is still there! Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Homeroad said...

What a great idea!!! I'd love this for my new craft room.
I'll follow you, follow me :)

Liz said...

So cute! I am definitely going to be hitting up Goodwill this week!

Delightful Order said...

That looks so great! I organize my ribbon in glass jars (which I love) but I always have extra spools, waiting to be rolled onto clothespins, so I may need to do something like this too.

Evie n Lizzie said...

Great idea!
I need serious help with my ribbon "collection"!

Kristin said...

I never would have guessed that that was a gun rack ... way to re-invent! A great idea :o)

Unknown said...

That is the cutest gun rack I've ever seen! What a fantastic way to store your ribbon!

Unknown said...

How awesome is it that you took an old gun rack and made it a ribbon holder!!! LOVES!!!

Katie Brown said...

Great job! Love this transformation and how perfect it looks holding all your ribbons!

Jennifer said...

I love this idea! Now to find a gun rack! Maybe I'll head over to the GW today to check. Probably hard to come by though. I'm bookmarking this project though and will keep my eyes open!
Scissors & Spatulas

wienerhoneymooners said...

Awesome, lover the lettering too!

maleahbliss said...

I love it! I need a solution for all my ribbon as well!
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Chrissy said...

Oh I just love it! I thought I was the only one that had a ribbon collection :) My husband made a ribbon organizer for me at Christmas time, but this would have been much easier for him. Thank goodness he like to work with wood. I will never look at a gun rack the same way :)
I love your blog and am now a follower.

Jennifer said...

You mean keeping them jumbled up on a plastic grocery bag isn't effective? Oops. That's my normal method of storing my ribbon and it explains why I never have what I need when I need it.

I found you through WFMW. Here's my post: Reverse Works For Me Wednesday

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Chiara said...

Darling and so practically useful! I will tuck this away into my memory and be on the lookout for my ribbon organizer!:)

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

What a cute idea!! I found you from House of Hepworth and I'd love for you to share this on my Organizing Mission Monday. Even though I am highlighting offices this month, any organizing project is fine and I love this.

Amy Waller said...

Wow! What a great idea!! I have been trying to think of a way to hang/organize my ribbons. This is perfect. I'm sure I can find a gun rack somewhere down here in "huntin' country"! LOL. Thanks for sharing!

ps....I found you via Paisley Passions! <3

How Sweet It Is-A lifestyle blog said...

What a find! Who knew? A gun rack HUH!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Go you... what a transformation. I'm featuring your ribbon rack in the PoPP spotlight.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Mmmm, so pretty, much betrter than my shoved in a drawer method! Thank you for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Jen said...

I just made an organizer for my ribbon, but not as beautiful and elaborate as yours! :)
Hope you come by to visit!

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Elizabeth said...

This is fabulous! I am in the process of redoing my craft room! Would love for you to come and visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Jana said...

Now if only I could find a $1 gun rack at my thrift store.

Would love for you to come link up:

Unknown said...