Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: storage for my ribbons!!

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The other day I was trying to organize my craft room. It used to be my dining room now it is our library/ craft room/ study room. 

I needed a place to store my ribbons. I have so many spools and I thought maybe I could hang a rod on the wall and store them there. My DH (he is wonderful) made a big fuss about making holes on the wall and what rod to get and blah blah blah.

I realized it was going to be a big problem and I would have to wait a while before I got my storage solution. So... I just put my brain to work and came up with this.

I used an old bulky piece of Styrofoam I had in my closet where I store my boxes and shipping supplies. I covered it with a piece of fabric and stuck some bamboo kabob sticks in it. Then I organized my spools by type and size. To finish it up I covered it up with another piece of fabric to keep it safe from the dust.

There is a saying in Brazil that says "If you don't have a dog to hunt with, you hunt with a cat." Can you translate that into an English saying??

Now, it may not look the best but it solved my storage problem. :) Hey, the day my studio looks like something out of a magazine, it will probably BE in a magazine. LOL

Next week, I will try to share some photos of my Studio. You can see my all finished up and messy "studio" HERE.  You might remember my husband made me a new table. You can see the Before pictures here.

How do you store your ribbons??? Thanks for stopping by,


Elizabeth said...

Currently I have a plastic shoe box for each of colors, however a couple of them are overflowing. When my studio is finished in the fall I plan to have a wall of Simply Renee Ribbon Clip Ups. I am saving my pennies!

Don and Shelly said...

I have a box that is deep enough that my spools of ribbon can stand upright. In the side of the box are holes for the ribbon to feed through. The box is decorated and serves as a "dispenser" for my ribbons. Cute!

fairyrocks said...

This is very creative. I have 2 rods full of ribbon....2 jars full of wound ribbon and lace....2 boxes with the holes and ribbon poking out...see a pattern open box full of carded ribbon...bits and pieces poked here and there in between.
I don't think I will ever have them in one place. I do try to separate by color as much as I can.
I love ribbon
PS your DH did an awesome job on your craft table!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

my ribbon is wrapped around chipboard and stored in photo boxes.

LOVE your vintage give away!

Sandy Ang said...

Such a practical and easy to implement idea. I buy ribbons by the yard so I make colour coordinated organizers using recycled drinking straws. Here's mine

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