Ribbon Spool Organizer from a Paper Towel Holder

Ribbon Spool Organizer from a Paper Towel Holder

So here I am again with something that can barely be called a “craft”. BUT, this is a really inexpensive way to organize and store those spools of ribbon we all keep buying from Michael’s. You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, don’t you?

I came across this paper towel holder at a local thrift shop. It was in perfect condition, and I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with it at the time, but for a few dollars, it came home with me.

Wooden paper towel holder rack from thrift store to be repurposed as ribbon spool organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I see potential, don’t you?

It didn’t take long for me to determine it would be the perfect organizer for some ribbon spools in my always-cluttered craft room. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

And by now you’ve come to expect me to throw a quick coat of paint on just about everything I thrift. Perhaps you are reminded of this? Well, you’d be right…a little Benjamin Moore Aura paint in Ocean Air would jazz it up quite nicely. All I needed to do was disassemble it (i.e., remove the center rack and the two end knobs) and paint away!

Wooden paper towel holder rack from thrift store to be repurposed as ribbon spool organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to paint

Wooden paper towel holder rack from thrift store to be repurposed as ribbon spool organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy peasy.

All in all, though, the paint job was definitely an improvement.

Wooden paper towel holder rack from thrift store to be repurposed as ribbon spool organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

It’s blue, I swear!

And then the big test! Would the ribbon spools work nicely on the thrifted holder? Why, yes, yes they did.

Wooden paper towel holder rack from thrift store to be repurposed as ribbon spool organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Success!

…and, well, I had a helper with this project. And since he posed so nicely, I’m just going to leave this here.

Wooden paper towel holder rack from thrift store to be repurposed as ribbon spool organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh, Cottonball…

I haven’t decided if I’ll hang this on the wall of my craft room, or just keep it on a shelf- either way, I love this for organizing ribbon and will snap up any other cast-off paper towels I come across from now on!

Craft on!

S


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Comments

  1. That’s actually a really good idea. I have so many ribbons and they’re just sitting in a box…unused. Lol.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Vanessa- it always feels good to find a cheap-o thrift store treasure and give it a new lease on life! I wish the rest of my crafting space was as organized as my ribbon, LOL!

  2. Adding paper towel holder to my GW list! Thanks for sharing on SHOWLicous!
    ~ Ashley

  3. This is a great idea! I wish I had done this years ago…my life would have been so much easier when wrapping all the gifts in my very large family! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great idea. I am going to the Good Will to find one of these. Thanks for sharing. I found your lovely blog over at Kathe with an E link party. Have a great day.

  5. Ooh, I will keep an eye out for one of these – great idea! Much better than my current (non-existent) method of organizing ribbon :-).

  6. Or you could put bracelets on it!

  7. I could use one of these about now – clever idea!

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