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.
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!
All in all, though, the paint job was definitely an improvement.
And then the big test! Would the ribbon spools work nicely on the thrifted holder? Why, yes, yes they did.
…and, well, I had a helper with this project. And since he posed so nicely, I’m just going to leave this here.
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!