Did I mention that I love yard sales? Fifty dollars worth of ribbon for $5. Yes, thank you! Now I just need an organized way to store it.
So many great ideas on Pinterest, but here’s one I haven’t seen yet. The idea sprung to mind while browsing through odd and abandoned craft supplies in a thrift store. I found a set of four random-sized knitting needles for seventy-five cents.
Step 1: Assemble materials
- Block of wood
- Assorted knitting needles (the chubby one in the picture was too big to use in the end; make sure the needle heads are small enough for your ribbon spools to slip through)
- Drill and drill bits with widths that match your needles
- Masking tape
- Craft paint and brush
- Glue (optional)
Step 2: Mask off stripes
Apply masking tape across the board in random widths. (I chose a striped motif because it seemed appropriate for ribbons.)
Step 3: Paint your stripes
Paint between the masking tape with standard craft paint in a colour or colours of your choice. Use at least two coats for best coverage. Remove the masking tape once paint is fully dry.
Step 4: Drill holes & insert needles
Drill holes into your board according to the number of needles you are planning to use. Plan the distance between the holes with the width of your ribbon spools in mind. I drilled quite deep into the board, but didn’t go all the way through.
Insert the knitting needles into the holes. Put a little glue on the ends to keep secure, if desired.
And you’re all done!