Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Storage Solutions: Ribbon

Hi there! I kind of took too long, but I'm here :-) And in this post I want to share with you the storage solution I found for all my ribbon.
It's a good thing I don't have a huge collection of ribbon. Still, before, they were all dumped into one of those plastic storage drawer-type-things. I don't have to elaborate on what a mess that would've been! So I definitely needed a better, more practical solution to store them.
I had a couple of ideas in mind - putting them on a dowel, or keeping them in baskets or something so they also double as pretty display pieces, etc. All that flew out of the window when I thought about my toddler unrolling yards of ribbon all over the room! So they had to be stored somewhere where she couldn't lay her tiny little hands on them. And then I found this brilliant idea on the internet. It is simple and works perfectly for me as I don't have a lot of ribbon.

I cut 2x3-inch rectangles from card stock. Then I punched half a circle on either of the short sides with my small circle punch, and there you have it - a cute little ribbon holder! So simple! I did spend a lot of time taking all the ribbon from the original packaging and wrapping them onto the cards, but it was worth it. I used inexpensive rubber bands to secure the ends. Now all my ribbon is neatly contained in one big box. I love being able to see all my ribbon when choosing something for a project. I also made a few extra holders so they're all ready for any new ribbon that I buy. And when there isn't any room in this box, I'll simply get another box. I love easy, practical solutions like this one!
So, that's pretty much what I have to share in terms of storage solutions. Rest of the bits -

  • Ink pads: I have them all in one drawer (I don't have too many)
  • Adhesives: Again, in one drawer
  • Punches: I have them on the Ikea rails
Hopefully, I'll be able to do the big reveal of my craft room soon :-) I'll also attempt making a video tour.
Until then, happy crafting!

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