DIY Ribbon Caddy

I haven’t posted an office update in a bit, but Anthony and I have been busy working on it and adding as much organization that we can…

This DIY ribbon caddy is the perfect solution for organizing my ribbon. Before, I’d just toss it in a basket and then forget about it. I wanted something that would be pretty enough to sit out, and big enough to hold several rolls of ribbon and store a few extra rolls too.

Here’s what we came up with:

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m completely in love with the result!

After sketching what I wanted, Anthony and I got to work!  The overall dimension is: 17″ long x 5″ tall x 5″ deep.

We started by drilling the holes for the ends. Anthony found the center for each end…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then drilled a hole at 5/8″ with our drill press…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, he built the two ends…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

He clamped the pieces together, then used the nail gun to attach them…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once that was built, he did the exact same thing to the other end and began to clamp the two sides together…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

He nailed the two sides together, then added the opposite end…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then we had this…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

To enclose the sides, we used pine tongue and groove and cut the pieces down to size…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then we nailed it in place…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

And cut the other piece…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once we nailed it in place, this is what we were left with…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, we just did the exact same thing to the other side and started on the ends…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

For the bottom we used a an 1/8″ thick piece of floor underlayment, which is the same thing that we used for our plank wall

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

We nailed down the corners…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then added a piece of the pine 1″ x 2″ for added strength…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

We used our nail gun to secure it in place, and added additional nails to the bottom into our bracing.

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

For the spool, we measured and cut a section of the round 5/8″ bar and set it in place…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used Minwax’s Early American stain to finish it…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then waxed it with the special dark finishing wax by Minwax…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

After that, it was ready to use!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy actually seeing my ribbon…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

And it gives me that much more of an excuse to use it!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

I also love that I can store extra ribbon beneath the ribbon spool… If that’s not organized, I don’t know what is!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the fact that it’s pretty to look at, well that’s just a huge bonus!

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

Let’s just say that I’m even more obsessed with my ribbon now…

DIY Ribbon Spool by The Wood Grain Cottage

The office is coming together… one project at a time! I can’t wait to show you the other things we’ve been working on too! Soon, I promise!

Happy weekend!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I wonder if I could modify an empty wine bottle crate for this same purpose? I picked up quite a few at a garage sale & didn’t know what to do with them. There was one for Tattinger champagne that would work great. Thanks for the idea! Now to make the notches & insert a dowel.

  2. Is Anthony busy this weekend? I sure could use his skills around here! Perfect solution for ribbon storage. I love it!! :)

    • THANK YOU so much, Christy! I feel so organized with it!… I’ll see what I can do about getting Anthony over to your place…. :-D
      -Shayna

  3. Love the pictures and an awesome DIY!

  4. I don’t know what I like more…the ribbon holder or the fact that your husband is so helpful and handy!

  5. Awesome and amazing!!! I want one! Complete with ribbon. :)

  6. It’s so perfect! Love it!! And I’m ((anxiously)) awaiting to see a little peek of how your office is coming along. ;-)

  7. oh my goodness, I just love it and want one just like it! brilliant to store ribbon underneath!

    • THANK YOU so much, Jen! I love that it can hold ribbon underneath it too… I feel organized just looking at it! :-D
      -Shayna

  8. Ahhh, ribbon caddy & ribbon OH MY! Plus that handsome helper lol;) Good job you guys…teehee;)
    Blessings & <3
    M

  9. Love it Shayna!! I need a solution – for storing so many things- but ribbon is definitely one of them!!

    • THANK YOU so much, Krista! This has been the perfect solution for my ribbon problem… now to organize everything else… You’re not alone! :-D

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