Wine Bottle Holder Upcycled into Ribbon Rack

Wine Bottle Holder Upcycled into Ribbon Rack

I think we can all agree that my mind works in mysterious ways- sometimes it’s a great thing (when a project works out!) and sometimes it’s bothersome (when a project fails). But once again, there I was in a thrift store, looking at everything through Sadie-colored glasses…including this very unassuming (and unexciting) wine bottle holder or countertop wine rack just waiting to be discovered.

Wine bottle holder or countertop wine rack at thrift store for repurposing and upcycling by Sadie Seasongoods /

Doesn’t look very exciting, does it?

It wasn’t old or unusual in any way…truly a thrift store wall flower blending in with its fellow brown surroundings. But, its shape definitely sparked my imagination…

When I returned home, I gave it a quick, imperfect dusting and tested my upcycling hypothesis- Would the wine bottle holder work as a ribbon rack for my craft room organizing needs?

Wine holder or wine bottle holder from thrift store that will be upcycled for Craft Room Organizing by Sadie Seasongoods /

Ready to be tested…

And guess what? I was RIGHT – my countertop wine rack held spools of craft ribbon perfectly, like a ribbon cradle. This would be PERFECT for some craft room organizing!

Upcycling a wine bottle holder or countertop wine rack into a ribbon rack for craft room organizing by Sadie Seasongoods /

And a future ribbon rack was born!

Now, long-time friends and readers might remember that craft ribbon storage is a path I’ve been on before! But over the years, I’ve accumulated more spools (I mean, who hasn’t?) AND a bunch of those spools have a smaller hole in the middle…in other words, I can’t use them on my previous project!

But now, with this wine bottle holder, none of that mattered…I could transform it into ribbon rack with very little effort at all. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Making a Ribbon Rack from a Wine Bottle Holder

So, truth be told, I could have just set my spools in the countertop wine rack and call it a day – no shame in that game! But c’mon…I at least had to paint it, right??

Craft room organizing with wine bottle holder or wine holder repurposed into ribbon rack by Sadie Seasongoods /

Gettin’ the ol’ Sadie treatment with some turquoise paint!

I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow my love of turquoise. Blame it on being a December baby…

But I digress…then I decided to improve my ribbon rack one step further…

I gathered a couple of things: Heavy gauge jewelry wire and wire cutters.

Adding wire to ribbon rack made from upcycled wine bottle holder or countertop wine rack by Sadie Seasongoods /

Simple enough…

I wanted the craft ribbon spools to stay in place, but keep it user-friendly so that I could put the tail of one spool in order to cut off whatever I wanted. So I snipped a long piece of wire, threaded it through the holes on my spools, and then simply crimped the ends over the back of my wine rack / wine bottle holder.

Using jewelry wire to attach craft ribbon spools to upcycled wine bottle holder for craft room organizing by Sadie Seasongoods /

Like a little seat belt…

Here’s a better view of the jewelry wire on my ribbon rack from the back.

Wine Bottle Holder or wine holder upcycled into ribbon rack for craft ribbon storage by Sadie Seasongoods /

Secure and discreet!

And the same on the other side, too.

Craft room organizing of ribbon spools with a ribbon rack made from upcycled wine bottle holder by Sadie Seasongoods /

Good to go for my craft room.

Craft Room Organizing with a Wine Bottle Holder turned Ribbon Rack

Now the craft ribbon spools are secure, stay in place, but easy to swap out when a spool is emptied! How’s that for utilitarian craft room storage? And you know what, my wine bottle holder turned ribbon rack is kind of cute, too!

How to make a ribbon rack for craft room organizing from a wine bottle holder or wine holder by Sadie Seasongoods /

Ta-da!! Perfect for my craft room.

I’m pretty sure I could hang a small pair of scissors from the top of my ribbon rack if I wanted to…just to make it even better for craft room organizing. Now I can finally say that my craft ribbon stash is TRULY in order…with an inexpensive countertop wine rack / wine holder found at the thrift store- can’t beat that!

Interested in more upcycled organization project ideas? You can find my full collection of repurposed storage / organization projects here for even more inspiration.

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  1. Another super cute, genius idea. You are so creative. I love this.

  2. How cute and smart! I’m not a ribbon collector but I can imagine other ways to use the wine rack too. How about with towels rolled up? Pinning.

    We are so happy that you join us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. It means so much to us. 🙂

  3. What a clever idea! And it doesn’t take up a ton of space!

  4. Denise at Knothead's Landing says

    You really do deserve the nickname I have for you, Clever Girl.

  5. I love this! I have a box of ribbons that are all jumbled up and I could use this. I just wish I could find the wine rack that you have found. I will be looking at thrift stores and yard sales for similar items. Thanks for the idea.

  6. I can tell that you’re one of those gals that can look at anything and see another use for it!…This is much more clever than my shoe box ribbon holder lol

  7. Peggy Lynch says

    Adorable! I am always amazed at your creative eye! This is incentive to tackle my garbage bag full of ribbon! #clfair

  8. Wow, what an inventive mind. I would have never thought of using it as a ribbon holder. Love your projects. #clfair

  9. chris aka monkey says

    you be so smart sarah sadie,and i would love to win the tickets #clf, i live about an hour away xx

  10. Shay Moore says

    #clfair— What an inspired idea! I love your blog, you are so clever!

  11. I just love this idea! So clever and great repurposing!

  12. Sarah, that’s so smart. If I could find something like this wine rack to store my ribbon, it would be perfect. I don’t have tons, but probably enough to fill that up. Thanks!

  13. jollyandhappy says

    I love how your mind works! You are so creative!

  14. Fantastic reuse of an old wine rack. I am so doing this. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Tweeted and pinned. #clfair

  15. Excellent idea. It can be so agravating to have the ribbons all over the place

  16. This is TOTALLY fabulous! I have the same ribbon problem. Right now they are all in plastic boxes and the smaller bits in tiny snack bags in those color-coordinated boxes to cut down on the bulk. But some are so pretty you just want them seen! The wire was brilliant. Very nice! (And my favorite color, too!) Coming to you from TOHOT! ~jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

  17. Love it…great idea!!! My family laughs at me because I don’t drink, but probably have more wine racks than someone who does. You got me thinking and inspiring me to see if any work for this! Awesome!

  18. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says

    Really cute Sarah and I’m glad you painted it, it gives it that special crafty look! Now you’ve got a ribbon station that keeps them all in one place and it is also very functional! A win-win! Thanks for linking up with us at our very first party at Sweet Inspiration

  19. Your craft ribbon organizer is heads and tails better than all my ribbon literally stuffed into a too small plastic bin. Great vision to see this from an old wine rack! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Fridays.

  20. Hi Sarah! This was a “Kismet” for sure, it’s just meant to be! Perfect little ribbon cradle! Love the colour you chose for it! Thank you for stopping by and linking up at Sweet Inspiration!

  21. Saw your link on the Sweet Inspiration link party, and I love it! Such a creative and compact way to store ribbon…I must have an old wine rack somewhere…

  22. so smart! i wish i had that sort of vision!

  23. Great idea! I will have to keep this in mind when my son’s nursery is transformed into my sewing/craft room! 🙂

  24. I love this! I just redid my craft room, and I needed a new ribbon organizer.

  25. Great idea! I’m always looking for ways to store my hoard of ribbons. I’ll be on the look out.

  26. Such a great idea. Love the color you picked too. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

  27. Marcie Lovett says

    Very clever! I would have walked right past that in the store.

  28. Such a cute idea! I had a ribbon rack that my husband had made and long story short we gave it to his mom. I miss my ribbon rack but this would be simple enough for me to make on my own.

  29. Such a great idea! I love the repurpose! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

  30. This is such a great idea. I bet it also looks amazing on your crafting table.

  31. Great idea!

  32. Very cool! I love finding useless things and making them useful. 🙂 I love the turquoise, as well.

  33. Just stopping by to let you know this awesome post was picked as a feature on the #HomeMattersParty. You can find it featured at While you are there make sure to grab the I was featured button for you side bar.

  34. Oh my gosh..what a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  35. You turned that thrift store wall flower into a star! By the way, I love that description, thrift store wall flower.

  36. So clever to use a wine rack for ribbons. It’s so perfect and love the new color.

  37. Wow, what a transformation a coat of paint can do! Your DIY is great and so functional! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays. See you tomorrow!

  38. You always do such wonderful upcycle projects but this is one of my all time favourites so I just had to include it in my Earth Day round up

  39. Sarah, once again you’ve taken one thing and made into another cuter and more practical thing. Great idea. I’m very partial to anything turquoise or aqua too. And I’m a June baby. Go figure. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Designs.

  40. This is so perfect for a crafter – will be showing to my sister!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  41. Such a great idea! I’m going to see if my wine racks work.

  42. This is adorable and would be great on a table/desk for a small variety of ribboons currently in use. BUT, I have oodles of ribbons; I found a gun rack for $3 and can’t wait to try THAT idea of yours!


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