Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amazing DIY Ribbon Organization!

Hey my crafty peeps! I am back like I promised to share with you an amazing ribbon organization idea that I just love! It has given me sooooo much more space & allows me to actually use up my stash, while also being easily accessible. Yes, it is time consuming to get it started, but trust me, once you have it done you will definitely be glad you did it!


I got this fab idea from The Little Blue House. It is an amazing web site that has so much inspiration & right now they are featuring some organizational tips. Each week they have a post where you can conquer one aspect of your stash & they are doing multiple topics through multiple weeks. I am playing along & loving it...getting so much done! This week they are focusing on large embellishment organization & last week was organizing your small embellishment stash. Another fab fact is that they are encouraging us crafters, as we clean & organize our stash, to throw those unwanted/unused items into a "blessings box" - a box that you will later donate (once you have completed your entire stash) to a school, organization, assisted living center, shelter, etc. for them to use. Awesome idea, huh?!


I found this divided document box on clearance at Wal-Mart for $3. You could use something like this, a photo storage box, or even Mod Podge a shoebox & make your own dividers. Definitely an on-the-cheap DIY organization project! I then measured & cut cardboard (you could use chipboard too) to fit. After that, I divided all my ribbon into color categories & started to unroll it. I worked in sections & wrapped it around the cardboard, securing it with some decorative pins. I also did all my tulle, velvet, & wired ribbon this way too. Using the same method, I put it in a clear storage box.


It took me about one whole day to get this all finished, but let me tell you it was worth it! I freed up an entire drawer, an antique bowl, & a closet full of ribbon/fibers into these two boxes! Plus, I love that it's easy to grab & see exactly what I want; You could even do it by manufacturer instead of color. Hope this idea helps someone out & make sure to check back as I try to conquer some more of my stash alongside The Little Blue House...one of my new fave sites! Happy Craftin'! 

I'm also linkin' up to the following parties!


HouseofHepworths


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8 comments:

Cor* said...

Kewl!

Kristina said...

Looks awesome Crystal. I saw the same post on LBH and considered doing it too - but have you seen all my ribbon? There's no way I'm organizing ALL of it this way but maybe I'll start with my basket of odds and ends pieces. I applaud your willingness to see it through. I don't have that king of patience :)

Hugs,
Kristina

June@I will craft said...

Great idea and it looks fabulous. Well done. I'm sure you will use it a lot more now.

the sweet paper house said...

I LOVE this idea!!! Can't wait to organize {yes i'm actually excited} my ribbon collection after seeing this:) Thanks for sharing!!

Katie!

madebyKarla said...

What a great idea! I'll definitely keep this one in mind!

EELS said...

I'm loving this, I don't have heaps of ribbon yet mainly because of the storage issue but something like this would work well I think. All I gotta do now is find a similar divided box somewhere. I live in Australia and we don't have Michaels or Joannes or Walmart.

Sonia said...

Congrats on getting your ribbon organized and thanks for sharing your ribbon storage. It is always nice to see inexpensive ideas.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Your ribbon looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your ribbon organization idea with your friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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