Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ribbon Storage.


I honestly didn't realize I had a problem! It used to be clean in there. Then I did several ribbon swaps and it just got more and more unorganized. The real issue was that I have this huge drawer JUST for ribbon so it was easy to just jam it in there, shove the drawer shut and pretend my room was clean. Well my friend Brandy shared a link to a ribbon storage she was going to try. Not to be outdone or shrink from a challange I had to do it too. Here is our inspiration. Stamps and Stitches. (BTW that whole blog is new to me and cute.)
I didn't want to buy foam core so I used boxes I cut down and stuff. A note though, if you do use foam core you can sorta burry the pin in the foam which doesn't matter when there is a lot of ribbon but when there is a short length it's funny to have the pins just sliding around. (I know that doesn't make sense, if you do it you will see what I mean) You could use corregated cardboard and get the same pin burrying effect.
Anyhow are you ready to see:


This is all that same ribbon! It fit almost all into t his one box. I did not card the ribbon that is the huge rolls from SU and RABOM. I just did smaller spools and lengths from shares and stuff. I have a LOT of pink ribbon don't I? So in the pencil box are my 6 SU ribbon spools and that huge spool is the color I think goes best with cool carribean cardstock. Also a ball of hemp twine is just gonna sit there. Oh and I have 118 unique ribbons. Is that a lot? Probably not a whole lot. Need to find out how many that "Confessions of a Ribbon Addict" girl has, now SHE loves ribbon.

8 comments:

Skittl1321 said...

It looks so pretty! Now I wanna do that with my ribbon, but I bought jars for it and Kevin will give me mean looks for not using the jars anymore.

Heather Grow said...

Wow Erin. That is so awesome. You've totally inspired me. I was just looking in my ribbon drawer yesterday and thinking about what a disaster it is. Thanks for the good idea. Hey, look at all the room you have for more ribbon. LOL.

Sharon in NE said...

Funny how the ribbon becomes alive and gets that way, but now it looks great!!! It looks too pretty to use! I would want to just look at it.

Thanks. That is a great tip!

~Stacy said...

yay look at all that space...
now you have room to shop for more ribbons hee hee...

tfs! (hope your feeling better soon!)

ellie said...

What a great system. That's a lotta ribbon! I just re-organized mine and I am almost out of space again. I have an addiction to ribbon too.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job Erin. I love it. Hey, i love that piggie ribbon too - that is the cutest ribbon I've ever seen :)

Brandy :)

Beth said...

And I thought I had ribbon. Wow, that is a load. You are one lucky lady for sure!

Diane said...

What a fantastic idea -- I'm totally going to copy it. I have a ton of ribbon from scraps too and I never found a way to get it organized. This is perfect!