Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ribbon Organization 101

I am really going to get organized. I thought I would start with ribbons. There are many different ways to organize your ribbons. I use to have my ribbons in mason jars. The only problem I found with them is they would tangle, and it was hard to get them out of the jar.

Anyways, after looking at the various ways to organize ribbons, I kind of put some of the elements together along with some of my own thoughts. I will share how I organize mine. (I think it works great. It is cheap, and very practical)

Materials I used:

I used binder clips and metal rings that open. I used 2 different sized binder clips. The bigger one was used when I had a lot of ribbon.

1. Sort the ribbons by color. Take one color at a time and divide them into smaller piles. I had a wide ribbon pile, a specialty ribbon pile (like ric rac), a solid ribbon pile, and a pile with more then one color. Then I laid the ribbons from one pile over my finger. I then folded them and added the binder clip as shown below:

2. Then I added the binder clip to the metal ring. I left them turned up, so that I can take the ribbons out without removing the binder clip. Put one of the clips of the binder clips down with the ribbons. They will lay much better.

Then place your metal rings on a peg. (or something that you have that is long enough) I love that the metal clips have an opening…so that every color of ribbon is easy to access without having to take them all out. Here are 2 pictures of my ribbons hanging on my peg board. (sorry the pictures aren’t the best quality, but they are in my basement, so the lighting isn’t the best)


LindaS said...

It looks so cool - great idea - thanks for sharing.

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

I have the ribbon rings and love them. But your idea {rocks} too! Thanks for sharing!!

Cassie said...

I am SO going to try this! THanks!

Melanie said...

You don't know me I saw this link at scraplove.

WOW! very cool idea. Better than what I'm doing!

Christi said...

thanks for the wonderful storage idea!