I used to live in a small 2 bedroom apartment. The spare room was shared with my husband as the office/guest room/hobby room. In the past year, we moved into a small house with 3 bedrooms. Now I’m lucky enough to have my very own office/craft room!
In the apartment, I didn’t have much space to store my materials. I had half of a closet and a few shelves. I created a compact and flexible way to organize all of my ribbon.
Since I have my very own room to craft in, my inventory of supplies and materials have increased. I took the same concept that I started with and expanded it to my growing collection of ribbon.
In the initial concept, I had standard 1/4″ dowels cut in half and spray painted white. In the new design, I started with whole 1/4″ dowels. But as I kept adding rolls of ribbon, the center started to sag. So I upgraded to 1/2″ dowels. Some spools weren’t large enough to fit, so I cut slits into the center hole. This also kept the spool from unwinding so quickly.