Thursday, 17 April 2008

Ribbon Storage.

I'm a bit of a ribbon addict and my collection just keeps on growing! I found that I had my ribbons stored in about 6 different locations in my craft room and it just wasn't very practical. Well, all that has changed since I discovered this great tutorial for ribbon holder tags on Di Hickman's blog - check it out here.

I'm happy to say that it hasn't cost me a cent! I used the recycled acrylic packages from my Cuttlebug folders, some scraps of cardboard and I already had some metal rings, so I didn't even have to buy those. I used the cardboard holder tags for the thin organza type ribbons and the clear acrylic holder tags for all the others. I think I may have to do some more of these to store my lace pieces on too. I'll probably need to make a wider template for some of the lace, but that will be easy enough to do.

I've even cut 1 metre lengths from my ribbon rolls, so I have all my ribbons stored together and the rolls are put away in the cupboard. Now that I can see how much ribbon I have, I really must stop buying more and actually use some of my stash up!

For my shorter scraps of ribbon, I'm storing them in this Kaiser ribbon box that I decorated last year. It's the perfect size for that, and I can check out what's there first, before using the longer pieces............well that's the theory anyway!
Now, I just need to decide where to put some hooks to hang all the rings off!
Hope you found this useful..........I know I did, so thank you Di!


Sandie said...

Gidday Lyn, what a great idea..........this looks fab.

Thanks for sharing.

Your blog is looking great too.......luv Sandie

Anna said...

Just yesterday my ribbon mess (which I just "reorganized") was driving me crazy. This is a great idea - thank you so much for sharing!