DIY Wood Ribbon Storage

Hi there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m so very excited to be part of the Infarrantly Creative contributor team! What an honor! Right now, my husband and I are working on our home office. We’re giving it a makeover… and definitely adding some organization, which leads me to today’s project. I really like ribbon and I have a habit of collecting it, but the problem was, I didn’t have anywhere to display it. I’d toss it in a basket and then forget about it. I wanted something that would be pretty enough to sit out, and big enough to hold several rolls of ribbon and store a few extra rolls too.

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I’m completely in love with the result! After sketching what I wanted, my husband and I got to work! The overall dimension is: 17″ long x 5″ tall x 5″ deep. We started by drilling the holes for the ends. Anthony found the center for each end…

how to store ribbon Then drilled a hole at 5/8″ with our drill press…

DIY Ribbon organization Then, he built the two ends…

ribbon organizer He clamped the pieces together, then used the nail gun to attach them…

organizing ribbons how to make a ribbon organizer Once that was built, he did the exact same thing to the other end and began to clamp the two sides together…

Ribbon Spool organizer wood Ribbon Spool He nailed the two sides together, then added the opposite end…

wood ribbon organization Then we had this…

how to store ribbon To enclose the sides, we used pine tongue and groove and cut the pieces down to size…

how to organize ribbon ribbon storage solution Then we nailed it in place…

ribbon storage idea And cut the other piece…

ribbon storage tutorial Once we nailed it in place, this is what we were left with…

ribbon storage diy Then, we just did the exact same thing to the other side and started on the ends…

how to make a ribbon organizer DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage For the bottom we used a an 1/8″ thick piece of floor underlayment, which is the same thing that we used for our plank wall

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage We nailed down the corners…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage Then added a piece of the pine 1″ x 2″ for added strength…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage We used our nail gun to secure it in place, and added additional nails to the bottom into our bracing.

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage For the spool, we measured and cut a section of the round 5/8″ bar and set it in place…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage I used Minwax’s Early American stain to finish it…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage Then waxed it with the special dark finishing wax by Minwax…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage After that, it was ready to use!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage I can’t tell you how much I enjoy actually seeing my ribbon…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage And it gives me that much more of an excuse to use it!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage I also love that I can store extra ribbon beneath the ribbon spool… If that’s not organized, I don’t know what is!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage And the fact that it’s pretty to look at, well that’s just a huge bonus!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage Let’s just say that I’m even more obsessed with my ribbon now…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage And just in case you’re wondering a little bit more about me, ribbon obsession and all, here are a few more of my favorite projects:

DIY Stackable Fruit Crates

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DIY Wood Slab Sign

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I hope you’ll stop by The WGC for a visit! I’d love to e-meet you! Until next time… You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+! Main Signature





  • lynn cockrell

    What a great project! Thanks for sharing your little ribbon storage and dispenser box tutorial!

    • Shayna Orrino

      THANK YOU so much, Lynn! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
      -Shayna