quick and easy DIY ribbon holder Ikea hack…
Get ready. Because before you can blink, this DIY ribbon holder Ikea hack project is going to be done.
Which is a good thing because our ribbon junk drawer was looking scaaaaaaary.
video tutorial: DIY ribbon holder Ikea hack
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DIY ribbon holder Ikea hack how to:
The how-to is best demonstrated by the video above. First things first. Gather your ribbon and the other supplies…
ribbon holder supplies needed
- Ikea Variera plastic bag dispenser
- If you don’t have a local Ikea, you can also get this product online HERE just note it’s more expensive
- *If you do not have access to an Ikea, here are some similar/alternative/other cost-effective options:
- wall anchors (this inexpensive kit is awesome for a variety of anchors/options)
- power drill/driver or hand held screwdriver
- boatload of ribbon spools
1. Assemble Variera bag dispenser.
This will take you all of 15 seconds. It just snaps together.
2. Scavenge some cardboard from around the house.
The inside diameter of the bag dispenser is a little too big for ribbon spools, so in order to allow them to fit well into the dispenser, grab some cardboard, a file folder, pocket folder, or something similar from home.
Fold into a rectangular shape, and slip into the back of the bag dispenser (as seen in the video). You’ve done it correctly when you can slip a spool into the interior of the bag dispenser, and it doesn’t slosh around too much. It should sit in the dispenser a tad snugly.
3. Insert ribbon spools.
Grab your spools, and simply stack them inside the bag dispenser. Grab the end of each spool and feed it through one of the holes in the dispenser so it can be easily accessed for cutting.
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4. Hang ribbon holder somewhere convenient.
These bag dispensers are made to be hung on a wall or the back of a cabinet door. You certainly don’t have to do that, but it’s a great way to keep things off a shelf or desk.
We used one of these same Ikea Variera bag dispensers as a gift wrap organizer, and there is a full tutorial on hanging this product to the wall in that post if you are interested.
5. What happens when a spool runs out of ribbon?
Simple. Just pull it out (shown in video), and carry on with your day! Easy breezy lemon-print ribbon squeezy 🙂
This isn’t our first ribbon rodeo. A little while back, we showed you another ribbon organization idea…remember? It started with another super inexpensive Ikea product.
We still use that one as well. But we had a LOT of ribbon. My hunch is some of you may be in the same boat-o-ribbon. If so, the other hack will not be quite enough to get the job REALLY done, which is why we decided to do this project with the Variera bag dispenser.
This $2 bag dispenser is a super useful product to have. We use this product as a wrapping paper organizer, as well…Check it out HERE.
And if you’re on the hunt for even more organizing, storage, or IKEA hack ideas, be sure to check these articles out as well!
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