DIY: Ribbon Holder

YI love using ribbons when I craft. They make scrapbook pages, presents, and more so pretty! What I hate about ribbons, is how they go all over the place when I store them. Luckily, Michaels posted a DIY to hold and store my ribbon collection. I’m not going to lie, but this DIY does take a fairly good amount of time.


  • Photo Box: You can purchase a box from either Hobby Lobby or Michaels. The boxes normally retails for $3.99, but every once in a while you can get them for under $2 or use a coupon to save an additional 40% off.
  • Wooden Dowel Rods (3/8″ x 12″): I purchased these from Michaels. They retail for $2.99, but I used a coupon to save more money!
  • Wooden Dowel Caps (1″): I purchased these from Michaels too and the retails for under $1 with a 40% off coupon.
  • Cardstock: Just pick any color card stock you want to use as dividers for your ribbons. I used purple for my box.
  • Ribbons: Michaels is having a great sale on their basic ribbons. Normally, the retail for $3.99, but their on sale for $1.99. Their spools of thin ribbons are also on sale for 4 for $1. I purchased an array of colors and designs such as Tiffany Blue to Sheer Black. I fit around 10 spools of ribbons in my box
  • Dritz Xtra Large Eyelets: I went off the directions of using the Making Memories Colored Grommets to using these eyelets because I didn’t want to buy the Making Memories Grommets sets. These eyelets can be found at Jo-Ann stores and retail for $10.99. I used a coupon to save 40% off this price.
  • Hammer: For use with the eyelets
  • X-acto Knife: To cut out the eyelet holes.
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paint (optional): To paint the dowel rods/caps if you want to

Coupon Links For Craft Stores Mentioned: Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann coupons can be found in store or there is a promo code online to use.


  • Measure one side of the box and evenly space the eyelets. Follow the instructions given about how to set the eyelets. I put 5 on top and 5 on the bottom. I trace the center of the eyelets with a pencil and use the X-acto knife to punch them out.
  • Paint the dowel rod/caps, if necessary.
  • Cut out the cardstock to fit as dividers for the ribbon and use a hole punch to punch out holes in the cardstock so that the dowels will fit through through.
  • Thread the ribbon spools through the dowels with divider in between each one.
  • Cap the ends of the dowels and thread the ribbon through the eyelet opening.
  • Close the lid and you’re ribbon box is ready for use. You can decorate the box however you like. I glued a ribbon across it and used stickers to write out ribbons on the lid.

You can find the original directions on the Michaels website.

How do you store your ribbons?

As always, Happy Shopping!


One thought on “DIY: Ribbon Holder

  1. I love this idea! I have the wooden dowels and have been trying to think all day of a way to use them to store my ribbon. I recently went a little crazy with ribbon at Michael’s and it’s a huge mess.

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