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The Ribbon Ring

Reported by: Simone Collins

The Ribbon Ring is just one of the latest products to keep your ribbons untangled and organized.
Unlike ribbon holders that store spools of ribbon, there are very few commercially manufactured solutions for storing those ribbons we buy by the yard. This new system is designed for just that. In fact, according to the instructions included, they recommend a yard or less.

The Ribbon Ring works with a system of plastic notched cards that keep your ribbons snug in place. By carefully lacing the ribbons according the instructions, as well as the sample card included, they are guaranteed not to fall off. And, since the ribbons are now hanging instead of wound, you are sure to have uncreased ribbons for any of your projects. Each plastic card can hold one ribbon up to 1.125″ wide or several totaling that size. So you can store a yard of 1″ ribbon on a card or 3 yards of 3/8″ ribbon. Then all the cards are held together with a large jump ring and can be hung in a craft room or near your desk. This system makes it easy to see the ribbon you have and thus, be more likely to use it up.

Also included in the kit are small orange dot stickers which are meant to be used if you have more than one yard of that ribbon, you can affix a sticker to indicate that more of the same resides on another card or spool. The website as well as directions recommend only storing up to a yard of each ribbon on a card but I had no trouble storing 2 yards.

With your ribbons stored on the cards, you can just cut the length you need right from the card. And when you have used up all the ribbon on a card, you can replace it with another. This makes their system invaluable. And I personally love visible storage. It not only aids as a visual reminder but also adds to the crafty decor. You can also transport the ring easily to a crop or with you to your BFF’s house for a little crafty time.

The only drawback I see to this system is that if you tend to purchase very wide ribbon, you would need many cards for storing but the price is very reasonable and the large 3″ binder ring can hold 100 cards.

The Starter Set comes with 30 ribbon tags and a 2″ ring which can hold up to 60 ribbon tags comfortably. Additional ribbon tags are sold separately for $9.50 for 30 tags. And the best part is that they have incredible customer service both friendly and fast.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Keeps ribbon from creasing
  • Visible storage to increase use
  • Great customer service
  • Lightweight and very portable

Cons:

  • Large ribbons would need their own card

The ribbon ring is available directly from their website and there is a Starter Set that retails for only $10 and additional rings, cards and inventory dots are also available.

What do you think about this great new product? We’d love to know!

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12 Responses to The Ribbon Ring

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    Tammy Hershberger June 4, 2008 at 5:26 am #

    Wow, this looks like a fabulous product! I’ll definitely be looking into this!

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    Linda F. June 4, 2008 at 9:03 am #

    I LOVE the Ribbon Ring! I just received my 3rd order! I started with the starter and some extra cards. Then I got 60 more cards. I filled all these, and have hooks on the wall. Now I have 90 more cards on my desk waiting to be filled.
    I have all sizes of rings in my stash, so I can switch off as colors get to the point where they no longer fit on the regular sized ring. (I.E. – pink ribbon!) BTW, I have mine all arranged in ROYGBV. Now I actually use my ribbon!
    This is a perfect storage solution for those of us who get lots of kits and buy ribbon by the yard!
    I highly recommend this!

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    katie squirrel June 4, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    I love this ribbon storage. I recently changed mine and ordered the ribbon rings – have found that I use the ribbon more as I can see what I have, it doesnt get all creased squashed in jars, looks pretty hanging in my craft room and can easily be put into a bag to take to a crop.

    I would also say that you do get fab customer service from Melissa.

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    Jannette June 4, 2008 at 11:54 am #

    Wow I just placed my order, I can’t wait to hang my ribbon up when I can see it and use it more. I love to read all your product reviews, I just never know what I might be missing, Thanks.

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    Jessica June 4, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    This looks like a great product, one that I’ll have to check out. Although, in my house, that would be considered a cat toy! lol!

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    Bee June 4, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Oh no, I didn’t think about the cat issue!! This would definitely be a problem for me too! Still I’m tempted to give it a try, it seems so convenient and would take way less room than my jar with wooden pins! Thanks for the review! 🙂

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    Dana (*danavee*) June 5, 2008 at 12:26 am #

    But I just got all my ribbon on clothespins! NOW you tell me about this newfangled ribbon ring thing… also, how mad am I that I didn’t think of this first!

    Great review… you’ve got me re-evaluating my ribbon storage situation!

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    Mary June 5, 2008 at 9:18 am #

    Nice looking item that I haven’t seen before.

    But I would think that the ribbon would get dusty?

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    Debbie June 8, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    I was thinking of the dust issue too. Unfortunately I don’t create as fast as I shop for more stash!

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    Lisa June 9, 2008 at 1:11 am #

    I had to pack my craft room due to a remodel and as I am unpacking, I have been staring at my full ziploc bags of ribbon…thinking, “There has to be a better ribbon solution.” It looks like I found it! I can’t wait to organize my ribbon with these rings! I participated in a swap eons ago and still have unused ribbon by the yard.
    Thanks for your great review!

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    danaherin June 13, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    My girlfriend ordered these and gave me a starter pack. I just ordered a 90-pack and 60-pack this past Tuesday. I agree with the service. I ordered in the morning, received an email confirmation they shipped on Tuesday afternoon and received them Thursday morning. I only had time to do a few ribbons but it is easy to do while watching my fav TV show.

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    Anonymous September 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm #

    I have found this to be the best method of taking ribbons to a crop with me. I have the storage bag with the holes in it, but the ribbon gets crushed in transport. I just drop the ribbon ring gently into my scrap bag and it arrives perfectly. Then I clip it to my drink holder at the table and my ribbon is right there reminding me to use it!