Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ribbon Organizer


Well, I don’t have a creative post this morning but while in the process of clearing off my table this morning and putting things away I thought I would show you my ribbon organizer.

I love ribbon and I like to use it on just about everything I create. Of course I have the bow easy to help me make perfect bows every time but I also found that I was digging to get to my ribbon if it wasn’t on a spool. Organizing the spools is easy, stick it on a dowel rod and hang it, stand it, whatever and it’s done. What about all of those loose lengths though? How in the world do you keep them organized? I have the answer.

It’s this neat little creation called the Ribbon Ring. Ever heard of it? I hadn’t and in fact I had purchased these and they sat in a drawer for months before I decided to dig them out. Working full time only gives me the weekends to craft so I don’t like to waste my time organizing until it just gets to the point that I can’t stand it anymore and have to stop and do it, that’s when I remembered I had these.

So, I took my wadded up, tangled, tied lengths of ribbon and organized them. I went from a tangled up heap to this:


Now, ignoring all of the mess around it see the lengths of ribbon hanging there? I have very large windows in my house and because I am cheap I purchased shower curtain rods to use for my window curtains. My spool ribbon hangs on a dowel rod that I have hanging and then my ribbon lengths hang on there by a metal ring.


Here are a couple of close ups. So far I have four of these and I have more of the little ribbon tags on order.


If I need a piece of ribbon I just look through and slide it off the tag. These tags are coated and since I am so impatient I just grab the ribbon and pull if I want the whole length and it is just slides right off. I have found that I can’t do that with rick rack because it is folded over but every other ribbon type I can.

I just wanted to share this with my blogging friends, I really like this ribbon ring and wanted to let you know. Best part? These are only $5.99 for a starter set. It comes with the ring and 30 tags. If you are interested be sure to check out Stamping Scrapping, my favorite place to shop!


Sheri said...

Very cool Stephanie! I love craft room organizational tips!

Patricia Garcia said...

Very nice, thanks for the tip!!


Sharon said...

I've got a ton of those ribbon rings too and love, love, LOVE them!!! It makes it so much easier to find ribbon when I need it and looks pretty while just hanging around.

ThePurplePlace said...

I also use Ribbon Rings and they are fantastic. I highly recommend them too and just order another set of 90!!

Happy Organizing,

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