Friday, January 15, 2010
This is an area I have always struggled with. As of yet I have not really found the perfect solution.
The photo above shows my ribbon spools displayed on a large pantry rack on the back of my craft room door. This really works fairly well and I can actually see all of my ribbons at a glance. The problem is that I don't have enough doors to fully display all the ribbon I really have so I had to choose:
1. Knock some holes in my walls and make a few more doors
2. Find another way
Well, I chose #2 mostly because it would be less work and much more cost effective! So I purchased a couple of the ribbon bags with the holes all over the outside. Well I love how condensed you can make it but there are a couple of issues. First my ribbon does get tangled up inside which is then a hassle to get in there and dig through all the ribbon to loosen it up. Second, if I pull a ribbon out a ways to see how it will work with my project there is no way to get it back in without again, you guessed it, digging inside.
So I will stick with what I have until I find something better. Who knows, maybe I will invent the perfect solution. Until then, I'd love to hear how you organize your ribbon. Post a comment here sharing your ribbon organization tips and a picture if you have one. On Monday I will draw a winner from all the posts to receive a nice little goodie bag full of ribbon from me!
Posted by lfalduto at 2:39 PM