First off I have to say I got the idea from Linda, aka LGuild, for the ribbon storage...so this is not my original idea. Who knew Linda could come up with an idea so fantastic *okie thinks for a minute and knows for sure she didn't think so*, but then again Linda probably got the idea of Pintrest since SHE is totally addicted to that site!
You can see in the picture that I cut 4" x 5" rectangles. I drew lines that were 3/4" from the ends and then 3/4" in on the sides. This made sure the ribbon wouldn't just slide off the bobbins. I then used my Corner Chomper corner rounder to round off the corners. That is just a personal preference and I like the rounded corners. Finally cut in along the lines of the bobbin. I only marked one and once I got it cut I used it as a guide to draw my lines for the other ones.
Someone asked me why didn't I turn the ribbon the other way so I could see it better and the truth is...I wanted it this way. I do like the clear boxes for the ribbon because I can turn the box a little and see the colors without having to lift each one individually. You can see that on some bobbins I put more than one specific ribbon on them. Those were generally the ribbons that were collections where they come a few in a pack and only a few yards of each.
This chore took me a lot longer than I thought it would and by the time I finished I was thinking I never wanted to see another piece of ribbon again! About a week after I finished Linda brought me more ribbon that we had ordered and I had to start winding again. I do have to say that all the work was worth it because ALL my ribbon is now in one place instead of being scattered in a bin here, a basket here, a jar over there.
So if you are looking for a nice way to store your ribbon you might give this a shot!
Very organized. I like it.ReplyDelete
Even a blind hog finds an acorn occasionally. lol!ReplyDelete
I was surprised that I came up with this myself!
Looks great! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Wondering what I have lying around to use as the spool. Would like to recycle something instead of buying something to make them. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Okie, This is a great idea. I so need to do this. What size tote did you use?ReplyDelete
I have a lot of those dividers also.
How hard were they to cut.
I have arthritis in my hands, And don't have much strength. But I could do a few at a time. Thanks for sharing this. AndreaA
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!! I recently moved into a smaller craft space so this would be perfect storage for my ribbon :)ReplyDelete
OH great idea! TFSReplyDelete
I get so many useful tips for organizing from you. I just finished with my cricut cartridges. You Rock thanks for helping us stay neat.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the idea. Makes everything look so organized.ReplyDelete
Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Awesome! How do you keep the ribbon on the bobbin? Pins, or does it just stay by itself?ReplyDelete
I used some double sided tape to start the ribbon on the bobbin and a piece of scotch tape at the end. I don't like pins because they leave holes.Delete
What a great idea!!!! I love this neat look. i have the little shelf thing from micheals, uuug dont like it. I also have a big basket of ribbon thrown all over!ReplyDelete
Will start this project as soon as I organize my stamps uuggg so much organizing to do!!!
Thanks for sharing. What kind of box was that? I have just started with ribbon and can get a jump start on what I have instead of waiting until I become overwhelmed.ReplyDelete
Reorganizing my craft room and would love to try this... One question... Does it "crease" the ribbon having it wrapped on something flat instead of a spool? Do you just iron it if it does? Thanks! KarenReplyDelete
Karen I don't wrap it very tight and it doesn't seem to cause a problem, it there is a crease it seems to flatten out fine when I tape it to my paper.ReplyDelete
I did it! I used leftover thank you cards from my wedding, wish I had used something a bit thicker... everything fit into one photo storage box. You are a genius! Thanks for the inspiration... next stop... getting all my cricut cartridges out of their space eating boxes.ReplyDelete
A cheaper idea for the bobbins is to buy the 12x15 chopping mats from the Dollar Tree. They are a similar plastic to the Cropper Hoppers. HTHReplyDelete
I love all your organization ideas!!! I went to your website for SVG files, but I am fall in love to all..ReplyDelete
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