Just blogged this, and had been meaning to share it here too.
I love Pinterest, but it steals my time. I found this great idea there a couple of months ago, and knew I just had to do it!
At AC Moore, I lucked into a bag of wooden doll pins for a dollar. Whoo hoo! And I picked up a glass vase at the thrift store for another dollar. From freecycle, I received a huge bag of ribbons that were just great, but they were all loose. Add that to the jumbled mess of ribbons above my cool spool holder (below), and you can tell that I really needed a better way to see my ribbons.
So thankful for Pepper and her clever ribbon keeping idea! I wrapped the ribbons around the pins, and I also cleaned up the spools and taped the ends to keep them from unrolling. There were a few odds and ends that didn't make it into the vase, but they're very few and easy to find in the white basket on top.
I'm so happy to have some method to the ribbon madness.