A lesson in ribbon storage!

If I can share one thing I have learnt since getting into crafts and such, other than don’t use spray paint indoors (I shall share all in another post), it’s that you shouldn’t take the cardboard thingamyjigs off a reel of ribbon.

You go from this, nice neat and organised,


 to this


a shambolic mess of ribbons.

I have tried a few different things to organise them, pegs,


and these clipy things!


Well lesson learnt and all, I needed to find some other way of keeping my stash of ribbons neat and organised.


I’ve had this box containing drawer liners for something like 5 years; I have terrible issues getting rid of things!


Then the other day I realised that this box would make for some cutie mctutie ribbon storage!

All I had to do was, take out the papers.


Find the centre of each end.


Poke a hole through each end, and shove a dowel through one end and poke it through the other.


Trim off the excess dowel, I left about .5cm on either end.

A blob of hot glue and a button on one end of the dowel, this will stop the dowel from going too far through and falling out.


Thread ribbons on to the dowel, once full, poke the end out through the other hole.


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Comments

  1. Excellent idea! I, for one, have made the mistake of taking the ribbon off the cardboard rolls making a huge messy pile of ribbons.

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  2. It is a great Idea. I don't really use ribbons that come on a roll but my Lace...now that's another story. Need to find a better way to use/display/look after that

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  3. What a great tip! Right now my Christmas ribbon is a huge mess so this idea will come in handy :)

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  4. Oh wow this is great! I have a drawer full of ribbon that is an unorganized mess. Thankfully, I haven't taken it off the spools. :o)
    Now I just need to find a similar box! Thanks for this post.

    I'm a new follower from the Sunday Scoop Link Party. Looking forward to reading!

    For Love of Cupcakes

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  5. Great idea and great blog.
    I'm already following you and I would love you to come to visit me too.
    Nina

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  6. Cute idea! I have a stack of ribbon on my shelf, this would be great.....

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  7. Don'tchajustLOVE reorganizing!? Neat idea!

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  8. Such a great idea! Wish you could come to my house and do some reorganizing of my craft supplies.. I could really use some help! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

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  9. this is great! if only I had a long, thin. ribbon-sized box!!!

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  11. Ha, yes lesson learned the hard way for me :) I have a jumbled crazy mess of ribbon hiding in my craft drawer. Thanks for this idea, it is perfect, and I love it! We appreciate you linking up with us! Hope you will come party with us again :)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/JandMsEyeCandy

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  12. Aren't you the smartest thing? That is a great idea.

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  13. Adorable and practical, it doesn't get any better than that! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great idea! My ribbon is always a mess!

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  15. Great idea. I would love for you to stop by http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ on Monday to link up your ribbon project and any other projects you would like to share.

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  16. Great idea. I would love for you to stop by http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ on Monday to link up your ribbon project and any other projects you would like to share.

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  17. We are featuring this on our blog tomorrow! Don't forget to grab your button :)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogpsot.com

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  18. Very clever and pretty suggestions! :)

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  19. Wonderful idea, very pretty, and not hard at all. Thanks for linking this to J&M Eye Candy. I now have a super weekend project to fix my ribbon issues ... if I can untangle them first!

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  20. you're such a great lil organizer, aren't you? and don't worry, i have a hard time getting rid of things too!

    thanks again for linking up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party!

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  21. Great job! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

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  22. Great job! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

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  23. Congrads! This was the most viewed link last week at the Whatever Goes Wednesday party. I am highlighting it today! Grab my "featured" button.

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  24. THIS is the idea I was looking for! I save two narrow Converse shoe boxes from last week but wasn't quite sure how to do the dowel so it won't fall out. Thanks!

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