Ribbon storage

by Vee-Anne
(West Midlands)

My ribbons were tucked in a drawer and getting in a mess. I'd used cards and cut out the shape to wrap ribbon round but found them becoming unravelled.

So now for my wider ribbons I bought one of those foam rolls that are for use in keeping you afloat when swimming, and I wrapped my ribbons round that.

I start off by sellotaping one end to the foam and then wrap round and at the end of the ribbon I insert a dressmaking pin into the ribbon and through the foam.

Easy to undo and I keep it tucked away in the corner next to my craft desk.

It's easy to see at a glance what is on there.

As a crafter I look at everything now with different eyes to see what other way I can use things for!

Christina says ...

Thank you for this excellent tip Vee-Anne it is one that I am sure many crafters will be following as we all like to add those ribbons to our cards.

Keeping them in this way saves all the tangled mess that can spoil them .... but here's a tip if your ribbons do get creased.

I have an old set of hair straightners and they make an excellent mini-iron to run down the ribbon length to get rid of all those creases.

Works a treat!!

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May 12, 2015
Ribbon storage.
by: Suzanne, Rathmines NSW

My craft room is a part of my third bedroom so space is limited. I;m very luck to have several floor to ceiling cupboards in the family next door.
To accommodate my increasing ribbon collection I bought a piece of peg board to fit the inside of the door and not wanting to drill holes used over the door hooks and and substantial cord to attach. Then using some curtain rail hooks being kept for "they maybe useful" screwed them onto the pegboard at intervals between the shelves. I then bought some dowel of two thicknesses to accommodate the size of the holes in the rolls. I put the rolls on the dowling and then place it in the curtain hooks, used a pin to stop the ribbon coming off the roll. Now I open the door and can see at a glance what I have.

Jan 28, 2012
Ribbon Storeage
by: Jane Worrall

I collect reels of ribbons and can't resist a bargain, so I've ended up with 50-60 lots. My husband put two lengths of white guttering on my craft room wall and the ribbons sit nicely on it - I can see at a glance what I've got and they are put in colour groups. Of course this only works if you've got a dedicated craft room - it would look rather strange in a spare bedroom.lol. My friend who owes Cardi-o in Wigan has adopted this idea for her shop.x

Jan 23, 2012
ribbon storage
by: rosie

thanks for that handy tip

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