Friday, June 8, 2012

Ribbon Holder Cabinet

Lately I've been making a bunch of things for other people, so for this project I wanted something that would be just for me!  Recently my ribbon collection had been getting a bit out of hand and I needed a new ribbon holder, so I went to my pile of wood and came up with this new ribbon holder.  I am really excited by it and I enjoyed the process of making it so much that I didn't take a lot of pictures of the process, but in total this project cost about $9.
Here's how I did it...
I started with a plain wood base from Michaels because I liked the how the it had been routed. 
I used the table saw and cut it in half lengthwise to serve as the top and bottom of the cabinet.
Then I cut some plain 1/4" plywood about 5" wide by 27" high.  I used some of my left over bead board from my kitchen project as the backing.  I also had some corner pieces that I added to the front to clean up the rough ends and I added a little strip of decorative molding to back to clean up those ends.  Then I went  a little crazy with the molding.  I had a bunch of left over molding from a trip to SCRAP for my picture frame project.
After I had the box complete, I then drilled holed in the sides and inserted dowels for the ribbon.  I am still working down my incredible stock of gold spray paint, so I painted everything gold.

  Here is the molding, I used two different types and they blended beautifully.

I also added a hacksaw blade at the bottom of the molding to cut the Washi Tape, but I put it horizontally and I wish I had placed it vertically to work better.
 I love how the height matched up perfectly to the window sill-that doesn't always happen for me!!
I might add end caps to my dowels, but I wanted to do this on the cheap and including the caps would have added another $6 to my project.
I am so happy with how it turned out, it really gives my art room a little panache!
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  1. I am so impressed that you made that yourself I would have no idea where to start. Your finished ribbon cabinet looks really fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Ali x

  2. Your ribbon cabinet looks great, AND it's so functional!
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