Thursday, March 10, 2011

Storing Ribbon

Ribbon, what can I say, there is so many colors, patterns and sizes!  My collection is average (always in need of growing), although I've seen some scrappers who have massive addictions, truly drool worthy.  I've seen many ways of storing it and I've tried some of those but I feel I've found a permanent home for my ribbon. 

I've tried ribbon cards like these and bigger ones like this,
plastic bags holding ribbon, leaving them on their original cards.  I've seen the ribbon holders from Simply Rene clip it up seen here and otheres seen here and here but none of these appeal to me and the way I store my supplies.

So I've resorted to these
I found these at Michaels in the crafts section.  I wound my ribbon around each clothes pin and doing this I

a.  got rid of the crease marks from those flat cards
b.  don't need to iron the ribbon
c.  can separate those collections ribbon
d.  enjoyed the relaxing task of winding ribbon
e.  admire how cute they look
f.  can grab them one at a time as needed easily

This is how I have them stored right now
but this is how I hope to have them stored as soon as I get enough jars

I'm one of those people who has to have everything in sight - out of sight, out of mind - So this works for me!  I would love to hear what works for you!