Thursday, September 4, 2008

ribbon storage

I am doing something a little different today- I am sharing ideas for ribbon storage. I think ribbon is one of the most difficult paper crafting products to store- the spools are not all the same size, and you can even buy it without the spool. So, being the non-decisive person I am I store my ribbon several ways. LOL

First I will show you a couple of portable options.

These are 4x4 zip top bags and binder rings, this is how I usually take my ribbon to crops. I can always add more baggies if needed. I used the Crop-a-Dile to make the holes all at one time. Perfect for any loose ribbon, or small spools. This is a VERY inexpensive storage option.

This is my preferred storage for FUNshops. These are the Gift With Purchase clam shells. (Remember when you order directly from me that with each $30 spent on merchandise gets you a free GWP stamp.) I also used the Crop-a-dile on this one to make a hole in the side of the box, I then thread my ribbon through. This works great for loose ribbon that has been coiled. This is an Earth friendly option- recycling those plastic cases. You can also use larger clam shells and fill them with ribbon.

Next is pretty and functional-

On my shelves I store ribbon two ways- in a large jar, and also in a clear paint can. The jar holds ribbon that has been wrapped around round wooden clothes pins. You can get up to 5 yards of ribbon on one clothespin.

The paint can has a wider opening at the top and allows me to store my ribbon on those huge spools. (See a huge spool in the bottom of the paint can?) LOL I also throw in the small pieces that are too small to wrap around the clothespins.

And lastly, this is my more functional option-

This is one basket on my Elfa wall System. I have four of these baskets. Most of my spool ribbon fits perfectly in these baskets. I just thread the ribbon through the front, then I can easily pull off the desired amount of ribbon, or pull the entire spool out to take to another work station. These baskets line the wall above my counter, as I am cutting my papers, and picking my ink colors I can see all of my ribbon options.
I hope you share your favorite ribbon storage ideas with me, I am always looking for ideas. LOL
Until later~


Anonymous said...

Have you seen ribbonring? I am able to store all of my ribbon together and I hang it on the wall. I wish I had more ribbon to hang!

Lawanda said...

Wow you have a lot of ribbon! LOL Great suggestions for storage!

ScrappyPam said...

Great ideas! I had one of those "why didn't I think of that??" moments!!

Jessica Smith said...

Great ideas thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

I have a ton of ribbon too, and like you, I have several different storage methods... I wish there was just one!!

Joana said...

great ideas thanks for sharing , so many pretty ways to store ribbons :) LOVE RIBBON
Joana xx

Emma said...

Thanks for some great ideas Lisa! Hugs Emma.x said...

I love you solutions especially the one Elfa? Very cool..TFS