It’s back! After its popularity last year, I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to my Christmas ribbon cabinet. Whether this cabinet is new to you or a familiar favorite, I hope it provides a little joy and holiday inspiration.
Some of you may have seen this last year as part of my Christmas family room tour or you may have spotted it on Instagram or you may have no idea what I’m talking about, but my Christmas Ribbon Cabinet is back.
A little back story … last year I found this vintage wood cabinet on one of my antiquing adventures. (If you’re local to (or visiting) Pittsburgh, you can find my favorite antique stores HERE.) At first, the cabinet sat empty for most of the summer and through the fall season as I hadn’t decided what I wanted to fill it with. When Christmas came around I knew I needed to come up with something to put inside. I was racking my brain and just couldn’t come up with the perfect thing. Then, as I was pulling all of my Christmas decor down from the attic, I saw my tote of Christmas ribbon and inspiration struck. Why not use something that I have instead of trying to find something new?
Why Christmas Ribbon?
I should explain that I have a peculiar addiction to Christmas ribbon. Why? Who knows. I think it ties into my general love of office supplies, paper products, gift wrap, etc. Anyone else? If you know, you just know.
I have a full, large tote that is only filled with Christmas ribbon. Some might call this a problem; I call it wonderful!
Could I ever use this much ribbon in my lifetime? Probably not. However, it brings me joy and we could all use a little more joy in our lives.
Either way, here we are. And why let this beautiful collection just sit in a tote when it can be on display?
Where Do I Buy My Christmas Ribbon?
I get asked this question quite a bit, so I thought I would answer. The short answer is anywhere and everywhere, but that’s not very helpful so here are some of my go-to sources:
- Amazon– In recent years Amazon has become a great source for ribbon. There are just so many options and the price is typically right. In fact, in my Amazon Storefront, I put together a collection of some of my favorites. You can find that HERE under “My Go-To Ribbons.”
- HomeGoods / TJ Maxx / Marshalls – Did you know that these are all the same company? Yep! These stores might be my favorite as they tend to have the biggest selection and the lowest prices.
- The Container Store – They have fewer options, but I’ve found some of my favorites here. This is also where I get the glittery twine.
- Joann / Michaels – Not the same company this time, but they both have a great ribbon selection. The only thing I don’t love about their ribbons is that they typically come on cardboard or paper spools. It’s not a deal breaker, but I defiantly prefer wood if possible.
- Etsy – Surprisingly, I’ve found several ribbons here. I like Etsy as a source because it is where I often find some of my most unique and special ribbons. They can be more expensive, but I find them to be worth it.
- Nashville Wraps – This is my go-to source for my gift wrapping ribbon. For the past several years I’ve used their satin ribbon when I’m wrapping all of my gifts. I enjoy working with it and I love how it looks. This cabinet doesn’t have any of this ribbon in it, but I thought it was worth mentioning. (I’m planning on putting together a gift wrapping post, so stay tuned for that.)
See a ribbon in my cabinet you love and want a source? Unfortunately, I don’t have links or sources for every (or any) specific ribbon. I apologize in advance. I suppose it’s my best worst kept secret. However, if you check out some of the places I shared above, I’m certain you’ll find some beautiful ribbons for your own decor and collections.
Do I use this Christmas Ribbon?
Yes and no.
Most of the ribbon in this cabinet is mostly decorative. However, there are times I will use it to wrap presents as you can see in the image above. Most of the gifts are tied up with my go-to satin ribbon, but I did use that wonderful lantern ribbon on one of the packages. Here is another example from under my Navy and Green Christmas Tree from last year. I did use some of this beautiful plaid ribbon along with my satin ribbon.
Sidenote: The gift tags available are available as a FREE download! You can find those HERE.
There is at least two ribbons in this cabinet I’ve used on my trees. I love adding ribbon to my tree. If you’re curious about my process I have a full tutorial (with video) on how to add ribbon to your Christmas tree. I know you’ll find it helpful. You can find that post HERE.
Okay, I think I’ve covered all of the possible questions (feel free to leave more in the comment section below), so let me show you my Christmas ribbon cabinet!
My Christmas Ribbon Cabinet!
Here she is in all her glory.
I did a rough count and there are about 80 spools of ribbon (or twine) tucked into this little cabinet.
I’m not sure why, but this just brings me so much joy. And it’s not just about ribbon; I love the idea of a carefully crafted collection too. A collection says a lot about it’s collector. These items weren’t chosen randomly. They sparked joy. They stirred an emotion. They meant something. They stood out among the other options.
And in this case, while I know it’s just ribbon, I suppose it’s also about the journey, the collecting, and the hunting.
If you like this cabinet, stay tuned as I will be doing a full tour of this room all decked out for Christmas. In fact, I already shared how I decorated the mantel which you can see HERE.
Curious about what I put in this cabinet the rest of the year? Well, I decided to start a collection of vintage tins. I’ve been building this up over the past year or so and I think it looks pretty great! Here’s a look at how it’s filled the rest of the year.
And with that, I will stop going on and on about Christmas ribbon. Ha! I certainly hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas ribbon cabinet. If you have questions that I didn’t answer in this post, please leave them in the comments below. I’m happy to answer whatever I can.
I hope this post was helpful, inspiring, or at the very least, entertaining.