The Busy Bug

September 13, 2011

RIBBON STORAGE

I finally found an easy and cheap storage solution for my
"Out Of Control"ribbons!
I have 4 more drawers like this!

Recipe:
Ribbons (of course)
Mat Board (Cut @ 3 x 2 & 1/2)
Rubber Bands

I purchased the Mat Board from BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS.
Thanks a bunch Jana,
for cutting all those Mat boards for me!
You ROCK!



This is what my drawers look like now!!
It's so much easier to find whatever ribbon I'm looking for!




It took me a little while to get them all done,
but now that they are all organized,
I am so loving my ribbons!
Have a great day.
;-)

25 comments:

  1. First I'm jealous! But I love this solution! Thanks so much for the idea!
    Lisa

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  2. Karen,
    Wow! You are very organized. Great idea! I love the way you have it stored now, makes it much easier to find
    Hugs,
    Stacy

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  3. I love it, this is how I store my embroidery floss too:)

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  4. I use a similar method for my ribbon. It works great!! I love opening a drawer and seeing all the colors so neatly organized. It is so much easier to find the perfect one!

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  5. FABULOUS IDEA!!! When I get that much ribbon I'll have to refer to this!

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  6. Great idea. I may have to scraplift it!

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
    vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your new storage system! You have a lot of ribbon girl!

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  8. I love your new ribbon storage idea... I'm sure you'll use your ribbons so much more now that you can see everything at a glance.

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  9. Wow love your storage idea! Yummy ribbons!!
    Just one question, is that a storage drawer from Michaels? Jetmax??
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  10. I did the same thing a while back and it is so worth doing. I have 140 spools of ribbon in one drawer and it is easy to find. Awesome. love the dividers you have in the drawers. Where did you get them. lindamilroy@hotmail.com or www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.con

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  11. HI - Wow,I love that idea! What did you use for drawer dividers? Or did you buy special drawers with the dividers built in?

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  12. did the same thing to my ribbon about 3 years ago and have not regretted it one bit. It is the easiest organizational system I have tried so far and now I am actually using up my ribbon and fibers.

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  13. Fab idea, just looking for some ideas and this one is great - thanks for sharing x

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  14. I am wondering where those drawers with the dividers came from. That is what I need to start to organize my ribbon. Fantastic idea.

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  15. Hey, this is Risa from restlessrisa. I have had fun looking at your great blog! I am loving this ribbon organization post... being a ribbon obsessed crafter myself ;) Well done. I am scared when I look in my ribbon drawer. I am now your newest follower!

    <3

    Risa

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  16. Love this! I'm going to do this with my ribbon!

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  17. Hello Karen,

    I have changed my ribbon storage yesterday following your solution! It took a while, but now I have finished and it's so space-saving!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Anja

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    1. So glad I could help....don't you just love how easy it is now to find whatever color ribbon you need!

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  18. I like the idea. I have some thick folders that I could cut & would probably hold up as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I wrapped mine on cardboard squares (about 6" x 4") and have about 4-5 of similar color ribbons on each card. They are placed inside a rectangle basket. It is beautiful and space efficient. I have discovered that the ribbon will not be completely flat if stored this way for a long time. I imagine an iron would fix this.

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