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More Ribbon Storage Ideas

Thank you to everyone who sent in their ribbon storage ideas!  Our first post on this subject, can be seen here.  Now to share some more good ideas from our wonderful readers:

Sharon Chan has her ribbon scraps organized nicely into a binder.  Take a look at how she makes this work on her blog post here.  One of Sharon’s photos is shown at right.

Kristin Townsend tells us that she purchased an old ladder for $8 at a flea market.  It has dowl rod rungs and she plans to hang her ribbons from that.  Sonia Bowers also uses this method.  Her husband made her a set of ladders !

Jules P. uses a wire basket and has her ribbon pulled through the holes in the basket – much the same idea as the Pull-Ez mentioned in our earlier post.  She says, "It looks really pretty and festive in my scraproom. And it is functional. I can see all of the colors and all of the ribbon. Plus..I got the basket marked down (was a little bent) and it was already painted too."

Sue Blondin has her ribbons on rolls in used CD spindle holders.  We’ll have to see a photo of that idea Sue!

Carole Miller suggests this idea that she has seen used: "Use vinyl guttering.  You can attach it to long strips of wood, with a piece of wood on the bottom, to make it like a shelf unit, and put your ribbons inside the guttering.  You can see your ribbons, and they are nice and neat.  I’ve seen this done and it looks great."

Valerie S. uses Ribbon Rings.  (Photo at right.) "Basically you hang your ribbon on little plastic tags called "Ribbon Rings".  I bought a pack of 30 and have 75 ribbons on them.  I bought them at my LSS but I think you can get them online too."  Sarah C. uses Ribbon Rings also.  The remainder of her ribbon supply is stored in a Crop in Style drawer.

Jan Tatomir altered a cigar box to turn it into a functional ribbon storage box. Take a look at her photos below. Jan tells how she made it.  "(I) used my Fiskars drill to make holes all around the outside edge. Glued some big eyelets in the holes, painted it and voila! easy ribbon storage!"

Katrina has her ribbons neatly stored in "ribbon jars," which are actually old canning jars. Take a look at the pretty photo in her blog post.

Ann Marie Kelley tells us that she purchased plastic utensil storage containers from a dollar store.  She has all her small ribbon rolls stored in them.  See photo at left.  For larger ones, she stores them in a clear glass cookie jars.

C. stores her ribbons on old fashioned clothes pegs in a jar for another pretty yet functional storage idea.  Take a look at left.

Thank you everyone for sharing your ideas with us!

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  1. June 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Great Tips, Thanks!
    Sandra Evertson

  2. June 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Lots of great ideas! Thanks for including mine. 🙂

  3. June 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Hi Angie! I’ve posted a pic of my ribbon storage solution here:
    later, alligator!
    – SueB

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