Ribbon Holder!


So I’ve been needing a ribbon holder for quite some time now, but never seem to find one “cute” enough. You know how that goes… :)

So about a month ago I found this(who knows what it was for) and decided it would work. I sanded it down, and then got out my drill.
I bought these wooden dowels at HL and got out the same size drill bit. Yes I did this without my husband. Be proud! haha

So after a little blue spray paint(can you tell I’m addicted?), some scrapbook paper and some fun letters it looked “cute” enough to be my ribbon holder.


This was a fun but simple project to do…and you could really make a ribbon holder out of anything you can put the dowels into.
Happy Monday!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Amy@TheLemonCottage posted on January 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm (#

    Super cute!
    I really need to do something like this. It would be so handy!
    Great job!

  2. Taija posted on January 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm (#

    That is so creative and inventive! Super cute, great job!

  3. Isabel posted on January 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm (#

    I love it!!! Thank you for sharing such an awesome project!

  4. Frenchy chick posted on January 12, 2010 at 12:55 am (#

    This is adorable! Good job!

  5. The Girl Creative posted on January 12, 2010 at 6:36 am (#

    I totally love it!! :) I just became a follower and I'm adding you to my blog roll. :)

  6. Kimberly posted on January 12, 2010 at 10:32 am (#

    So cute, and I love that you were able to reuse something to make it! Maybe I'll be lucky enough to stumble onto something that good!

  7. Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com posted on January 12, 2010 at 11:40 am (#

    This is a great ribbon rack! I may have to try and find a shelf to do this myself. I have a drawer right now, but I hate digging through it!

  8. CC posted on January 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm (#

    What a great idea and a great ribbon rack. It's really pretty..you did well.

  9. Cynthia K. posted on January 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm (#

    Hi! What a marvelous idea you had – I love that your projects are so clever and end up such a reasonable price. And cute too! I love that.

    I entered your giveaway and signed up as follower and would be honored if you'd come see me and follow me also…

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

  10. Becca @ Blue Cricket Design posted on January 13, 2010 at 9:05 am (#

    So pretty! I'll be featuring this on my readers rock post this weekend!

  11. Cha Cha posted on January 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#

    Well knock my socks off, I love this idea. I am going to have to try to figure out something to try this with. I hate when I have to cut my ribbons to get them out of the pile of knots they have become in the box I store them in. You did a great job, thanks fro the inspiration.
    Cha Cha

  12. Lisa posted on January 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm (#

    great job!!

  13. Carole Davids posted on January 13, 2010 at 6:59 pm (#

    Very cute idea! Will have to keep an eye out for a shelf that would for for this. Thanks so much for sharing! Also good to see I am not the only one who loves to stick scrapbook paper all over things besides my scrapbook pages.

  14. Ashley posted on January 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm (#

    so cute! I need one of these so bad! You have inspired me!

  15. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking posted on January 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm (#

    That is super cute! I've got a ton of ribbon I need to organize. Thanks for some ideas & thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party.

  16. Chic Mommy posted on January 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm (#

    Wow that is very cute. I would love to start working on something like that.

  17. Michelle posted on January 14, 2010 at 7:02 am (#

    found your post at Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple.
    This is a great idea! Great job and TFS

  18. Jamielouwho posted on January 14, 2010 at 7:50 am (#

    Oh how perfect! Ironically enough I JUST wrote on my to do list "find a creative way to store ribbon". Seriously, not 5 minutes ago! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Jamielouwho posted on January 14, 2010 at 7:55 am (#

    I just noticed you're a Jamielyn…I'm a Jamie Lynn. :) This is a first

  20. Steph @ somewhatsimple posted on January 14, 2010 at 11:26 am (#

    That is so darling!

  21. fawnda posted on January 14, 2010 at 11:29 am (#

    I totally need a ribbon holder… and now it needs to be a cute as yours! It turned out amazing! Great job!

  22. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage posted on January 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#

    I am so going to scope out the thrift store for something similar to turn into one of these!!

  23. inadvertent farmer posted on January 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm (#

    That rocks…seriously I need to make one of those! Kim

  24. Patti posted on January 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm (#

    very clever…love this idea..thanks for sharing

  25. vanessa posted on January 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm (#

    This is awesome! Such a practical and cute idea!

  26. Andy Porter posted on January 15, 2010 at 8:16 am (#

    Super cute!

  27. Kirsty posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm (#

    So cute! I really need a ribbon holder!

  28. mommabear posted on January 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm (#

    Super Cute!!! I love how you made this!


  29. fawnda posted on January 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm (#
  30. Me and My Pink Mixer posted on January 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm (#

    I love this ~ functional & cute! My ribbon is all over the place. Thanks for a great idea :)

  31. design_aholic posted on January 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm (#

    OK, nice work on taking one of those oh-so-common random thrift pieces and totally transforming it! My ribbon basket is getting unruly- I need one of these STAT!

    Thanks for linking up to VOTW @ Design-Aholic. Check back to the recap post soon… :)

  32. design_aholic posted on January 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm (#

    Hey Jamielyn- I HAD TO feature this project on the VOTW recap. Come stop by!


  33. Jane posted on January 20, 2010 at 9:10 am (#

    Jamielynn, I just featured your fabulous ribbon organizer on my weekly feature…She's Crafty! I really love it!

  34. Katy posted on February 18, 2010 at 12:43 am (#

    Love this, I make mine outta boxes!

  35. Dana Lynne posted on March 25, 2010 at 11:21 pm (#

    Love it! I've been needing a ribbon holder, too…searching for just the right one…but maybe i just need to search the garage! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  36. Sewing on Sally the Singer posted on November 22, 2010 at 11:51 am (#

    Im a new follower and was just coasting around looking at all your beautiful works of art (and yummy meal ideas!) when I came across your ribbon holder! What a great idea!! Ive been holding onto an ugly old shelf myself, thinking I could do SOMETHING with it..just hadn't found any inspiration…til now :) thanks for the idea!

  37. Nerd Mama posted on December 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm (#

    I've featured your super adorable ribbon rack as part of my organizing tips today! It's very inspiring!


  38. ~Rosanne posted on December 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm (#

    Darling comes to mind when I see this!! I happen to have alot of ribbon needing a happy home like this. I just found a box that they fit in nicely but displaying them sounds just lovely.
    Thanks for sharing

  39. ella's mom posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm (#

    You have given me some AMAZING ideas for my own little projects! Now I just need to find the right stuff…and then maybe get a bigger place to put all of my new pretty things once they are complete!

  40. Courtney posted on March 24, 2011 at 8:06 am (#

    Oooh, I like! I wish I hadn't jumbled all my ribbons into a jar and could do something like this.

  41. Denise @ SpareChangeChic posted on March 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm (#

    This is so cute and functional. My ribbons are stuffed into drawers and totes all around our spare room. I love the colors and paper your chose. I have to share this on FB.

  42. edee posted on April 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm (#

    very cute..i love this idea………………..

  43. Shannon Quinn posted on July 10, 2011 at 10:54 am (#

    I love this!

  44. Crystal C. posted on January 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm (#

    Just stumbled across your blog from Pinterest, somehow. Have to tell you that I already LOVE you & your AWESOME DIY tuts. Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E!!!! But, also I must tell you – on this ribbon holder thing, ya make me SICK. Well not really, but after I just bought the $20 white (rather little) ribbon holder from Michael’s ….. I’m kicking myself.
    Still glad I found your little corner of the www, look forward to seeing more!
    Your newest fan – Crystal =)