Ribbon, ribbon, everywhere...

July 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
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Once youve found a shoebox, cover the entire box with scrap tissue or any gift wrap, napkins, even fabric will work. Use lots of modge podge so that it sticks smoothly to the box.
Once the box is completely dry, fill the box with ribbon to see how many will fit. Make a slit in the sides of the box for each roll of ribbon that you have.
pull the ends of the ribbon through the slits.
close the lid and youre done! Ribbon stays perfectly neat, and you can make several if you have tons of ribbon, because they stack on top of each other, taking up little space.
Here are my two stacked on a shelf, ready for me to easily see all the ribbon that I have. 
Once youve found a shoebox, cover the entire box with scrap tissue or any gift wrap, napkins, even fabric will work. Use lots of modge podge so that it sticks smoothly to the box.

Once you've found a shoebox, cover the entire box with scrap tissue or any gift wrap, napkins, even fabric will work. Use lots of modge podge so that it sticks smoothly to the box.


I got so tired of my ribbon becoming a huge tangled mess, so I went out pricing those plastic storage containers. Too expensive, and they didn't hold enough. SO...with a shoe box, some old tissue paper, modge podge and a pair of scissors, I now have ribbon storage for infinite spools of ribbon!


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Comments (7)

junkermidge writes: Marie, what a great way to keep all those ribbons organized! Functional AND cute. Way to go.
Midge Posted: 6:16 pm on July 25th
alicemom writes: Marie,
You are the best! Love the box & idea! I put mine on dowel rods & stick them on the top shelf of my decorative bakers rack. Yous is far more useable & portable.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:35 pm on July 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Very crafty of you!! I like how it stays nice and neat. Good job! Posted: 2:01 pm on July 23rd
fellowjunker writes: A great solution for all that ribbon Marie........I've been trying to come up with some kind of a solution using vintage kleenex box covers. I also have a bunch of ribbon on curtain rods in my craft room, but it is kind of a pain when the rolls need changing.
Happy ribboning......
xojanis Posted: 1:31 pm on July 23rd
fellowjunker writes: A great solution for all that ribbon Marie........I've been trying to come up with some kind of a solution using vintage kleenex box covers. I also have a bunch of ribbon on curtain rods in my craft room, but it is kind of a pain when the rolls need changing.
Happy ribboning......
xojanis Posted: 1:31 pm on July 23rd
suewhitney writes: Good job, girlfriend!! I never thought I would see the day that someone had more ribbon than I do. I just met my match. Ha! Your storage unit is adorable.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:29 am on July 23rd
monakent writes: Good idea Marie!
gailmarie Posted: 10:27 am on July 23rd
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