Loc: somewhere in Texas
|Posted: 1/28/2013 10:31:50 PM|
What is your favorite way to store ribbon? I have tried various ways but now I am looking a new method that is neater. Pictures would be great.
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Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 1/28/2013 10:45:42 PM|
I have mine on 3x5 chipboard cards I cut.
I wound the ribbon onto it then pinned with a stainless steel embroidery pin.
I store these by color in drawers in my card catalog.
My lace is stored the sage way.
Oh, and theme type ribbon is in cards in a drawer separated by theme.
You can see photos of my ribbon storage on my blog. I think there's a link in my siggy line but I can't see them on my phone so I could be wrong
Loc: East Coast
|Posted: 1/28/2013 11:26:20 PM|Wow Delphinium, that is such an awesome idea. The amount of ribbon I've been accumulating is making me rethink my storage, too, so I'll probably steal this idea from you. Thanks!
Loc: Bremerton, WA
|Posted: 1/29/2013 12:15:30 AM|I store my ribbon in a few different ways, here are some pics and if you need links to the products, let me know and I'll get them for you
|Posted: 1/29/2013 3:39:02 AM|
I have a ton of ribbon from over the years! It's a shame that i hardly even touch it now but, I recently built a shelf to store them on! It hangs on the wall & holds over 100 spools of ribbon! I got the idea & measurements from a blog! I went to Home Depot and bought all the supplies, I believe the entire thing including the paint costed me around $20-$25 and was super easy to build! I remember only needing some basic tools to do it! Also Home Depot will cut the wood for you! I can try to find the link, but just google diy ribbon rack!
Loc: Land of Eternal Snow aka MN
|Posted: 1/29/2013 1:22:31 PM|I have a craft closet so I used some extra tiered pants holders that I had laying around and refashioned them to hold almost all my ribbon spools. They're not perfect but it's so much better than the bins I used to keep them in.
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|Posted: 1/29/2013 1:50:33 PM|Just as a follow up question (I'm not the OP, but hopefully it's okay ) - what do you do with small pieces of ribbon? I have some lengths 12" and less which I got with kits and things like that which are currently in a very messy drawer!
|Posted: 1/29/2013 1:59:58 PM|I actually use several methods to store my ribbon. I too have most of mine on chipboard cards that I cut. I organized them by color and "file" them in two baskets. My favorite spools are displayed on the wooden rod on one of my MM Shelves and on a small spool holder on my desk. All of the ribbon that actually matches my scrapbook room is hanging on book rings that I hang on cute wall hooks. Short lengths look pretty in a HUGE brandy glass on a shelf.
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Loc: Somewhere in Grandma Land!
|Posted: 1/29/2013 4:40:33 PM|
Just as a follow up question (I'm not the OP, but hopefully it's okay ) - what do you do with small pieces of ribbon? I have some lengths 12" and less which I got with kits and things like that which are currently in a very messy drawer!
I put mine in a big glass jar, or a plastic one, and sit it on my work table. I'm surprised how often I use just a small scrap of ribbon.
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|Posted: 1/29/2013 4:46:58 PM|
I wrap those smaller lengths of ribbon (without a spool) onto wooden doll pins. These are wooden clothes pins that are round instead of square. You can find them at Michael's or other stores like that. I secure the ribbon to the pin by inserting a tiny dressmaking pin at the end of the ribbon. You can also use tape but I like using the pin.
I then take all of these now wrapped doll pins and put them in a huge glass jar in my scraproom. It adds some beautiful color and when I need a certain color I just look through my jar.
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Loc: Texas y'all
|Posted: 1/30/2013 1:40:14 AM|
I use floss boxes from J's to store mine. I have the ribbons wrapped around plastic floss cards and then they are filed in the containers by color. I keep larger ribbon on larger floss cards and tos are stored, by color, in lunch tins. I can easily transport the collection to a crop and have access to whatever type of ribbon I need.
As for floss and jute and twine, l just out them in small zip bags by color, punched the top of each bag and threaded them onto a large binder ring. Now I can quickly and easily get just the color I need for hand stitching on a card or layout, and again, they are easily portable.
Loc: West Texas
|Posted: 1/30/2013 6:48:03 AM|I bought an over-the-door wire pantry rack from Target and placed on one of the closet doors in my scrap room. There are six shelves and I have my ribbon rolls organized by color. I love it. It's out of the way, but so easy to get to. There is a pic in my gallery at:
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Loc: Happily scrappin with my stash
|Posted: 1/30/2013 7:17:45 AM|I use this to store spools of ribbon, ink pads & re-inkers.
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Loc: Lima, Ohio
|Posted: 1/30/2013 7:20:43 AM|
I store the stuff that's not on rolls on the cropper hopper ribbon cards, and secure with itty bitty binder clips.
Rolls are in a jar.
If I buy a big roll (there's a few ribbons/trims taht I use a LOT), I usually cut 1-2 yards off and put it on the cropper hopper card.
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