My Tower 'O Ribbon!!!!!!!!!


Okay. So I like ribbon.........A LOT!!!!!! And I have been trying for AGES to find a great way to store them and nothing ever really worked for me. Some people have a nice trough-like thing to keep them in or a special rack that they ordered online or that someone crafty made them (don't even ASK about my husband and woodworking....that's a whole other blog!!), some people have them all thrown in a bag or box and then have to dig for the right one when they need it. A really pretty way I've seen lately is to wrap them around clothespins with each end in the clip part and then put in some glass jars and it looks VERY pretty. But for me, that's just not functional. I would be diggin' to the bottom of the things every time I needed a ribbon, because you KNOW it would be at the very bottom EVERY time!! So I am always on the lookout for an organized way to store my ribbon (yes, there is rather a lot of it..........but I use it ALL, Mom!! hahaha)

So this weekend I found some cute, functional and totally inexpensive containers to keep my ribbons in!! AND you can do it too, because I found them at Walmart!! They are these adorable little CD/DVD crate thingies that I found in the plastic container aisle with all the rubbermaid and stuff. They are made by Sterilite and they stack one on top of each other either the way I have them displayed or on their sides with the open space facing out. Know what I mean?? And the best part is that they have holes on all sides so that you can put your spools of ribbon in there and feed it through the holes, all ready to go!!! No wait!! The BEST part actually is that they are only $1.77CDN EACH!! Totally cheap!! So it took me about an hour and a half to organize it all but ain't it PURDY??? I put regular sized spools on the bottoms of each of them and small ones on the top row of each container so that I could stack another crate on top.

You'll also notice that I have a couple of clear glass jars on either side of the tower. One has prima flowers in it and one has bits and pieces of ends of ribbon. Those jars are from some candles that I burned down and cleaned out. I want to get some more, but I can't remember where I got them. They have cute designs on them. One has hearts, one has snowflakes, etc. And I actually keep all my SU ribbon in the SU ribbon and accessories holders, 'cause I like to keep them separate, plus the spools are bigger.

Anyhoo, that's my Tower 'O Ribbon and I'm really happy with it. Hope it inspires you to organize your ribbon.........and make ya wanna buy some more.........I do!!! Baahaahahahaaa!!

14 comments:

emily said...

I think I neeeddd......

Shadowcatcher said...

Looks like there's a trip to Wal-Mart in my future! I think I'll need a few more crates than you have pictured though. LOL! I've got a serious ribbon collection problem.

Darcy said...

kewl find kimmie!

Andrea said...

You ROCK Kimmie! I have been looking for a way to organize my ribbon as well and this looks like it might work! Thanks for the idea!

StampinFrenzy said...

OMG I love it!!!! My papa made my ribbon holder (woodworker) so it holds sentimental value, but since my last ribbon purchase, I've grown out of that holder and now you found me a new one!!! YAY!!!! And you're right, we must have been separated at birth!!!! xoxo

Alex said...

Oh girls you have to stop, I must live in the states cause it is like ribbon heaven!!!! this looks like a little ribbon shower, how totally sweet. I want ribbon, I want ribbon, who do I know that is going to the states on holiday and would like a visit to Michaels!!!!! he he he

Cindy Lou Who said...

Holy Ribbon-a-licious!!! Love the new home!

bethtrue said...

wow - those are cool! are they meant to specifically be ribbon holders? wonder if they'd have those here in the US. i'll keep an eye out for 'em. thanks for sharing! i enjoy your blog.

emily said...

ok, so I bought them and I LOVE THEM.. thanks to you.. You are LUCKY that they are inexpensive or I would send my Hubby to hunt you down!

Love ya
Em

Melissa said...

I saw a link to this post over at Craft Critique today (www.craftcritique.com). Great information!! Keep up the good work!!

Deanna (DW) Shain said...

this is EXACTLY the kind of ideas we are looking to publish in our new book, Creative Spaces for Papercrafters!!! Please contact ne about being included in teh book!
Thanks!
Deanna
Shain Publishing

cndymkr said...

Sure, now you tell me! Do you know how many glass jars I now own? We ate ALOT of pasta sauce simply because the jars were pretty. Oh well, I'll just "have" to go to Wal-Mart now and see if I can find them. Thanks for the GREAT idea.
jean

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Sometimes I just wanna roll around in my piles of ribbon. Am I the only one who thinks that? LOL!

Tami H said...

I had to have my own tower o' ribbon too, so I hunted these down today (98 cents at Walmart, I can't believe that price!) Thank you soooo much for this fab idea! :)

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