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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: ribbon storage

Wow! It's Quick Tip Tuesday already.
Have I ever told you how much I LOVE ribbon? Well, I do. Every time I go to the store I seem to come home with spools of ribbon. I just can't resist. Because I have so much, I store my spools by color family in rows in a large flat box (case of water-sized). Then the smaller spools and cards are in my JoAnn's ribbon storage boxes. But what about those loose lengths? I love the idea of those cute zippered storage bags with the holes all around to thread the ribbon lengths through, but they are so expensive.
Well, here's my solution and believe it or not, it works!

This is a basket from the Dollar Store. I just threaded the ends through to the outside. It looks a mess inside, but the ribbons pull right out without tangling. I just keep it on one of my craft closet shelves, take it out, look for the ribbon color (I tried to keep them somewhat together) and pull out what I need. It's a lot easier to find the ribbon than when I had it stuffed inside a box. I'd much rather spend my money on the actual ribbon that something fancy to store it in.

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  1. What a great idea. My ribbon box is a tangled mess! Thank you.

  2. What an awesome idea! I see these boxes everywhere for $1 or less, so I'll pick one up next time I'm out and about. My son actually has one for storing bath toys, but he'll balk if I steal his! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. So amazing....so simple and so clever....great blog by the way:)

  4. Larelyn
    Thanks for a great tip.

  5. That is a perfect idea. You are so right its better to spend on the ribbon than fancy storage. Thanks for the tip :-)

  6. Brilliant idea! I agree with you. I'd much rather spend money on craft supplies than organizational products. That's why I use old photoboxes for storage. The only new things I bought since really taking this hobby seriously is some Iris 12x12 clear boxes for my paper, which I bought on sale, of course, as well as the Sterilite stackable 12x12 drawers because I needed to maximize the space under my small table. I LOVE buying craft supplies though!

  7. Thanks for the great tip! I love that and I feel the same way about what I spend my money on!

  8. Wow! This is such a creative, inexpensive way to store all of those pieces you have left over. Thank you for sharing!


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