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« on: February 03, 2008 03:53:22 PM »

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to:  "Use what I have".  Because I don't have a true craft room where I can keep all of my stuff in one place, I often don't really even know what I have  Huh 
This was especially true of my ribbon stash.  I LOVE ribbon and use it all the time in my sewing, paper crafting, jewelry making etc. etc.  But I really didn't have a storage system in place and when planning a project I would buy more ribbon so I wouldn't have to hunt it all down.
So, I was inspired by those over the door shoe racks and figured I could somehow create one perfect for ribbon storage.  So I chose which door in my house I would hang it on and took the measurements.  I hit up my stash for some upholstery weight fabric and interfacing and began!  My plan came together beautifully and Michael's sells wooden dowels that fit perfectly through the ribbon spools  Cheesy  Just sawed them off to the right length, always looking for a reason to use my saw!  I thought about using actual ribbon to secure the dowels, but actually settled on woven strapping.  So here are the pics along the way and the final product:

the back and wooden hanger seems the strongest

Ta Da!!!  The finished product, loaded with ribbon

It is sooo fun now, to go and choose which ribbon I want to use!  Plus, I just love to look at all the pretty ribbon  Grin  Yeah, I know that's kinda weird.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 03:55:44 PM »

oh, that's awesome! i so wish all my ribbon was on spools like that, then i could display it all pretty too!

mine's all in little ziplock bags (so it doesn't get get tangled) in a rubbermaid container. not nearly as cute!

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 03:56:08 PM »

This is an awesome idea which I fully intend on borrowing!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 04:13:29 PM »

neat idea! i would do something like that but alot of my lace was bought by the meter so its not on pretty spools Sad

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 04:18:16 PM »

I love this. It turned out beautiful.
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 04:22:14 PM »

That's great.  I'm sitting here alternating staring at my door and my messy ribbon stash right now.  I may have to borrow this idea at some point.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008 04:30:07 PM »

You just gave me a great idea for all my ribbon and lace--thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008 04:48:20 PM »

This is such an awesome project- LOVE it! Good luck in the contest! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008 05:11:06 PM »

Man, oh man, if I could just come up with something like that for all of my crafting categories! This is not only fabulously organizational (I have fantasies about being completely organized), it's beautiful! Way to make something both functional and nice to look at. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 06:51:27 PM »

This is great! I have been playing with how to organize all my ribbon might have to play off your idea here for my office too (keep thinking just because I'm getting organized it doesn't mean it can't be pretty to look at too!)  You've done a great job at being both with this Smiley

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