Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Simple Ribbon Stand

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I needed a solution for containing spools of ribbon.

Ribbon Stand 3

I first got my inspiration from Sew Many Ways.  You have to check out her series called Tool Time Tuesday.  She thinks of so many clever uses for things found at hardware stores as well as recycling.  So the inspiration was to use the 12 inch spikes found at a hardware store to hold spools of ribbon.


(similar to this)

{can be found on the same aisle as nails and screws}

I bought three 12 inch spikes for a very nominal amount.  For a while, I just stacked my ribbon on them.  However, with little guy now running around and climbing I can’t take the chance that one might fall.

So my solution was to make them part stable and steady!

All I needed was:

  • Scrap piece of wood
  • 3 – 12 inch spikes
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Felt pads
  1. Cut scrap piece of wood to 12 inches in length
  2. Find center of board and make a mark at 2 inches, 6 inches, and 10 inches.
  3. Drill a hole about the same diameter as the spike.
  4. Paint board and finish as desired.
  5. Use hammer and tap spikes through the holes.
  6. Place felt pads on each corner of the bottom.
  7. Stack ribbon spools on spikes and enjoy.

Ribbon Stand 2

My finish was Rust-oleum’s 2x coverage heirloom white spray paint with Valspar Asphaltum antiquing glaze .

Ribbon Stand Construction

The felt adhesive pads help prevent scratches, allow stand to sit evenly, prevents need to countersink spike heads.

Ribbon Stand Craft Room

And here she is in her home.

(Sorry craft room doesn’t have natural light for photo)

How do I keep the ribbon from unraveling?

pearl push pins

Ribbon Stand Pearl Pins

Cute, simple, and easy to use!

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  1. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  2. Great organizing idea. I wish I had a craft room to display my ribbons. Sharing this at my pinterest organizing board!

    If you have a moment, please share this at my Creative Juice Party. Hope to see you there!

  3. This is so simple and i need it so badly. I have pinned it. Lou

  4. That's really clever! Great way to store so much ribbon!


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