How to Organize your Ribbon Collection

Growing up, I was all girl. Purses, bows and ribbons have been a staple since my earliest years. I have always loved ribbon. Equally as exciting as a new gift, for me, is its beautiful wrapping, especially when adorned with a perfect bow. I have saved all of those ribbon pieces over the years, and I have grown my collection of cut ribbon. When they’re not on their spools it can be difficult to organize. For years, I have struggled to find the best solution for me. And, I think I’ve found it…

Let me show you what I’ve done:

OK, First Let’s talk supplies and what I’m working with.


I love this table, it was a gift to me, so I am not sure where it is from, but here is one that is very similar from Amazon. In fact I like it better, because when given the choice, I’d always pick white.


I got these little white bins from IKEA. For $2.99 a piece, you can’t beat the price, and I’ve found that all of their plastic bins are thick and sturdy. I’ve had no problems with quality, and they fit the little cards I used to store the ribbon well.


cardstock peices

I purchased these rectangular gift tags from Amazon. You could cut the paper yourself, but I only needed 2 sets, and I figured $14.00 was worth my sanity.

washi tape

I used some that I already had, but this is a good option from Amazon.

sewing pins

Here are some that are similar to the pins I already had.


Use your straightener to prepare any ribbons that are wrinkled. I turned mine on to the lowest hear, and it worked well.


Secure the ribbon with washi tape


wrap, and a quick note here, when I had multiple pieces of the same ribbon I added them to the same roll, but you could add them separately.


Secure with a pin, make sure you angle it enough so it doesn’t poke out the opposite side.

After you have repeated these steps, sort your ribbon by color and stack them in the bins, so that you can see what you have.

I have found that this system is easy to maintain, of course it takes more work than shoving ribbons in a bin, but it is easier to find what you’re looking for and it looks so much nicer.

Let me know in the comments if you tried this and how it worked!



Published by Orderly Professional Organizing

Hi, I'm McElle! I'm passionate about people and taking an individual approach to organizing. Free of judgement, I work with each client to get their home in a state that brings a sense of peace and order. I'll teach you my tricks to keeping your home organized long after our sessions end. After 12+ years of childcare experience I have found my niche in the organizing industry is working with families. If you're stressed about the clutter from your young children I'll help you determine the best way to manage it all. Aside from families I specialize in home staging, moving/unpacking and organizing your home for new stages of life (i.e. first child, grown children, empty nesters). I can't wait to work together!

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