I have spools and spools of ribbon that are just completely out of control. It seems they are stashed everywhere. When I need a particular color, I have no idea where it is--some box, bag or drawer, somewhere...I have been wanting a ribbon organizer for some time. Something large enough to hold all my ribbon.
I have seen some really great organizers on Pinterest. I have collected a few of the ones I really liked. Even e-mailed the instructions to my husband, hoping I would come home one day and there they would be! :) No such luck.
Then one night while surfing the net for storage ideas for my craft room I came across a cubby-hole shelf ribbon organizer. Unfortunately, I did not mark the site where I found the original idea. I tried to find it again, but didn't have any success. So, alas, I cannot direct you there. But I knew this organizer would work for me. I already had two of the cubby-hole shelves. I just needed my husband to drill the holes and put the dowel across the bottom. And finally, I had my long-sought after organizers. :)
I went to my local craft store and purchased 3/8" wooden craft dowels. The holes were drilled 3/4" up from the bottom shelf. I bought the long rods, so they could just be pushed in and cut it off where needed. He pushed them in and glued them in place. That's it.
I have two side-by-side. I can now put my ribbon in by color and see immediately what I have. At least for the spools that fit. I do have some that are very large and won't fit inside. But they work on my older, smaller one. I love it!