Monday, June 11, 2007

Ribbon storage

I've been working on a top secret project, so that's why I haven't been doing much else. I'll post about that eventually but not for a while. I did almost finish one curtain top so I'll post that when it's done. The last couple of days I've been working on getting all of my ribbon stored in one place. Before, I had it stored in no less than 4 different places. I didn't even remember all the ribbon I had because I couldn't look at all of it at once. I tried several different methods but none worked. Either it didn't all fit, or it wasn't practical (aka easy to get at). I saw this idea on the 2peas message board so I thought I'd give it a try. ALL of my ribbon (except for my doodlebug ric rac and all of the pieces of ribbon shorter than 15" or so) is on these cards. The cards are made from foam core board and the ribbon is wrapped around and then pinned to the card. I bought a pack of 300 pins to do this project and it wasn't enough. I have too much ribbon. My only beef with this method is that my ribbon might get more creases in it due to being around the foam core. If that happens I can use my chi (straight iron) to smooth it or if it's sensitive to heat I can use a warm-ish iron or my little mini iron (that I had to have but never even use). Here's a pic of it. I sorted it all according to the rainbow with the brown/black/gray/metallic/white/cream in the back along with the multicolor stuff. I put it in a cute basket I bought at Alco.

So...anyone have any ideas for using up lots of ribbon?

7 comments:

Erin K said...

This is the prettiest ribbon storage I've seen yet. I'm doing my own version right now. Thanks for sharing.

Skittl1321 said...

Great idea for storage!

Heather Grow said...

Love it! I was referred to your blog by Erin K. I have a ribbon addiction and a major ribbon storage problem. I'm going to try your idea.

Jenny said...

I'm working on something like this too! Only, now my fingers are sore from pinning the ribbons! Your's looks great!

Larissa said...

Great idea Gale. I do this exactly the same (I use an old shoebox that I didn't decorate though), but I love it and it really works perfect.
Hugs,
Larissa

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

I love your ribbon storage and I posted about it on my blog. :)

Bournonville said...

i envy you ;) i wish i had that mutch ribbon.

-Sara

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