Craft Ribbon Storage from an Upcycled Paper Towel Holder

Craft Ribbon Storage from an Upcycled Paper Towel Holder

So here I am again with something that can barely be called a “craft”. BUT, all of us DIYers and crafters need a little help in the Craft Room Organization struggle, right? And this form of craft ribbon storage is just the trick we all need.

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 from thrift store to be upcycled into craft ribbon storage 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 craft ribbon storage piece for 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 from thrift store to be upcycled into craft ribbon storage by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Disassembly complete!

How to upcycle a paper towel holder into ribbon storage for craft room organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and now ready to paint!

All in all, though, the paint job on my paper towel holder was definitely an improvement. It sealed out it’s previous life and was well on its way to becoming craft ribbon storage now!

Upcycling a paper towel holder into ribbon storage for simple craft room organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hmm…it looks bluer in person, I swear.

And then the big test! Would the ribbon spools work nicely on the thrifted holder? Why, yes, yes they did. Ta-da…craft ribbon storage from an upcycled paper towel holder!

How to upcycle a paper towel holder into ribbon storage for craft room organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Success!

…and, well, I had a helper with this project. And since he posed so nicely with my paper towel holder turned craft ribbon storage, I’m just going to leave this here.

How to upcycle a paper towel holder into ribbon storage for craft room organization 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!

If you enjoyed that project, you might enjoy some of my other craft room organization projects, as well- such as my craft paint shelves

DIY Craft Paint Storage by repurposing and upcycling an old drawer with plywood shelves by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Or my stencil file, made from an upcycled magazine rack!

Vintage pressed cane magazine rack upcycled as industrial style stencil storage by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And you can always check out my full collection of upcycled organization and storage projects here– for every room in your home!

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.

    • 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. http://Julia says

    Or you could put bracelets on it!

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

  8. http://Kathy%20A. says

    I like this one, too, but my ribbon stash needs your gun rack version; found one for $3 but’ll be after the holidays before I get to it…maybe for ’17’s after Christmas stash of new ribbons!

  9. http://Scotty says

    thank you for such a cool idea!! Just love your projects!! Happy New Year

  10. I love your ribbon organizer! I’m just waiting for your cat to unroll all the ribbon! LOL Happy New Year Sarah!

  11. http://Lori says

    Love this idea as I have one on hand now and was going to redo it for my half bath to hang paper towels but U changed my mind

  12. What a great idea!

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