a pretty cool life.: Ribbon organization cards

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ribbon organization cards

After my sewing frenzy last night (I promise to share the finished products soon!), I realized how badly I need to organize my craft supplies. I am so happy I now have ribbon drawers that look like this.



I confessed my compulsion to buy ribbon the other day. I think I must just like to have it piled up to admire. Is there a problem with that??

This is so frustrating to look at.



I can't believe I've now shown that disaster more than once. Ugh. What a mess. Anywho, I know there are lots of ribbon organizational systems out there. Like Martha's dispenser box or this pretty jar full of clothespins or this contraption, but I wanted free and easy.



What I did was take a plain old shirt box.



Cut it into 2" x 5" strips.



I taped one end of the ribbon to the box and started wrapping away. Then I taped the other end. What a huge improvement!





And don't forget to stop by Kimba's for lots of good ideas at DIY Thursday!


ASPTL


34 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh, please come do that to all my ribbon!

    Great idea!

    m ^..^

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  2. Free and easy are music to my ears :) I think this is simple enough to really keep up with, great idea!

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  3. This is a perfect idea, and it doesn't take up nearly all the room that those big spools do, and it's so organized. I need to do this, thanks!

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  4. I love this idea! I think I'll have to try this for my messy ribbon stash!

    Thanks for sharing this and for stopping by my blog!

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  5. I like this idea a lot...thanks for sharing!

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  6. Ahhh, to have things organized :-)
    xo

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  8. Look at all that yummy ribbon!

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  9. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I just did the ribbon thing with clothes pins the other day. It's nice to have them organized and looking cute at the same time. I like what you did 'cause it was FREE and looks cute! Hey- I noticed on your profile that you like Tom Petty too...you ARE a Cool mom! I just may have to put your button on my blog!

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  10. OMG, I remember when my ribbon stash was a mess just like that. I did the old clothes pin thing and placed them in a pretty jar on my craft table. So much nicer to look at now. I like your idea too, especially for thicker ribbon.

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  11. okay! that's awesome! great tip. I'm super big on organization stuff!

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  12. Wow...your so organized! Me...not so much! One day I'll get on the ball and do it. I love this idea...super easy and with boxes we already have around the house. I'll remember this one!

    Decor mamma

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  13. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    Just found your blog and it is super cute! I collect ribbons as well because I wear them in my hair ;)
    Camile

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  14. Stopping by from the SITS Saturday Sharefest ... your name caught my eye because I TOTALLY need a cool friend Cheryl. :)

    I'm so jealous of your mad crafting skills - I wouldn't know where to begin! All your stuff looks awesome, and I wish I were half that inventive!

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  15. Can't comment... got to go and organize my ribbons!!!

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  16. As a fellow ribbon-aholic, I am loving this storage idea! It takes up SOOO much less space than all those bulky spools!

    We love your ideas and are linking you to our new craft blog (www.threesimplegirls.blogspot.com)!

    -Sarai (of 3SG)

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  17. Great storage idea!
    I need to do that with all my ribbon!

    Happy Saturday Sharefest!

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  18. Good work girl! Now you can feel good about opening that ribbon drawer. I'm amazed by all your pretty ribbons. Can't wait to see what you are going to make!

    Just dropping by from SITS to wish you Happy Saturday Sharefest!

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  19. I would have never thought of that, those boxes would have been in the garbage so quick it would have made your head spin. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope to hear more from you soon.

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  20. Would you like to come organize my house?

    I so admire organization, but the gene is missing from my DNA.

    Just dropping by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

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  21. love this...I have mine wrapped differently and the shirt box is a great idea.

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  22. Oh Thank you for this great idea. I will get to my ribbon this week. Mine looks like yours in the before picture.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  23. What a great idea!
    At the moment my ribbon supply looks like your original stocked mess. I stuff my ribbon into one of those rubbermaid bins. I know I have old gift boxes....I shall tidy up my ribbon too. Thanks! :-)
    Just popping in from SITS....

    Hope your day today is beautiful

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  24. This is an awesome idea!!
    I don't have a ribbon dilemma, but this is something I will keep in mind if I ever do, I am prepared to tackle it!

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  25. I like this! What a great idea :)

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  26. So simple and so practical ... my ribbon box needs an overhaul. Thanks for the tip!

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  27. very nice!!! i did a ribbon organzing a few months ago and am so happy I did it, they were a mess!!

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  28. I like this idea, thank you. I may give it a try. I have just found a soft place to land link party, I guess I'm spending this Saturday going to all the creative blogs out there.

    Thanks again.

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  29. Thought I'd let you know that I've just linked this post on our most recent post about ribbon storage. Check it out at: threesimplegirls.blogspot.com Have a great day!

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  30. You are a girl after my own heart. I love ribbon so much, I have a Ribbon Inventory spreadsheet.

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  31. Easy, free, organized (and pretty) - what could be better! Thanks for sharing this great tip.

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  32. I LOVE it!!! What a great tip! I've tried everything to 'show off' my ribbon, but let's just face it -- too many rolls! I'm doing this for sure!

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