Easy DIY Ribbon Holder

Ribbon HolderNothing helps to keep those creative inspirations flowing like a peaceful area to work.  Imagine this: You sit with your latest project in front of you and smile as you sip from a warm cup of tea.  Your favorite song is playing in the background and everything you need is exactly where you can find it!  Sigh, what a lovely vision, but lets face it; us creative types are not always the “tidiest”.

Inspiration tends to comes in flashes, just like the cleanliness of our creative spaces.  The idea strikes and so does the hunt for the pink ribbon that you know you have somewhere and is perfect for this project.  The once nicely stacked pile is now strewn across the entire floor.  ‘Ah, there it is!’   I’ve been there before, and the last thing I want to do after expending all that creative energy is re-stack those ribbons!

So why not give yourself a head start on that vision of the ‘Crafting Eden’ with a bit of creative organization?  Never hunt for that ribbon again and create a beautiful way to display them right where you need them with this easy DIY!

You’ll Need…

  • 1, 8′ piece of 1″x4″ pine wood
  • 4, 4′ long 3/8″ wide dowel rods
  • Miter Saw (or alternative saw…Home Depot can make cuts for you too!)
  • Drill with 1/2″ bit
  • Kreg Jig (optional, but the easiest method I’ve found!)
  • Screws
  • Clamp
  • Your favorite wood finish (Stain, Sealer, Paint)

Step One:  Make the Cuts

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You will need to cut your dowel rods in half making a total of 8, 2′ long pieces.  Your 1″x4″ wood will be cut into 4, 2′ pieces.  Tada, all done with the cuts!

Step Two:  Drilling Holes

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Grab your 1/2″ Drill Bit and two of your 1″x4″ pieces of wood. In the first piece, drill 7 holes all the way through, each 3″ apart.  In the second piece, drill 7 holes half way through the wood, each 3″ apart.

Step Three:  Joining the 1″x4″ pieces

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If using the kreg jig, pre-drill your holes into the top and bottom of the 2, 1″x4″ pieces we drilled the seven holes in earlier. Ensure the board with half drilled holes will have the holes face inward!  Using a clamp, hold the pieces in place while joining with the screws.  The boards with holes will form the sides, they set on top/below the solid boards.

Step Four:  Paint/Stain/Seal…then hang!

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The ribbon slides nicely onto the dowel rod and is now exactly where you need it, when you need it!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I’d love to see photos of your finished Ribbon Holders, please share them in the comments!  Also, if there are any questions or improvements concerning the directions, let me know.  I’d be happy to help clarify anything that may need tweaking. Happy Creating!

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