Knitting Needle Ribbon Caddy

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles

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.

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles: Required Materials

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)

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles: Masking the Stripes

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.)

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles: Painting the Stripes

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.

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles: Drilling Holes

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.

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles

And you’re all done!

DIY Ribbon Caddy made with Knitting Needles

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