Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ribbon Organization!

 
How can that NOT get your attention?
Lol.
So here's the peek-
And here's the expanded version:
 Yummy, right?
I've tried organizing by ribbon type (all grosgrain/satin/etc), by ribbon series (striped grosgrain), but I like to see it by color.
SO.PRETTY.
This is actually part of a rather large shelving unit- after I joined the May Arts team I needed to store that gorgeous ribbon, so I added 1x2" mdf boards to the shelving unit. I have an L-bracket on each end & in the middle for support.
Now what do you do when that isn't enough room?
You visit Ikea!
This wire basket cart holds a TON of ribbon! And you can even stack another unit on top for more storage. I love that I can sort it by color & see what color is in each before I even pull out the basket.
 And for ribbon that I don't have entire rolls of?
I keep them on cardstock & file them in drawers too. No rhyme or reason! The Ikea baskets would work for this system too, but I already had this 3 plastic drawer bin, so I put it to use.
 My baker's twine & silk are on my Ribbon Carousel!
Before I had such an amazing supply, I used to wrap my ribbon around clothes pins & put them in wide mouth jars. Also a super pretty way to store those smaller amounts of ribbon!
Hope I've given you some ideas for how to store your ribbon!
Now you're going to want to visit all the Ribbonistas for inspiration- but make sure you leave a comment too for a chance to win 3 spools of your choice!
Your next stop is the talented Jenifer Cowles' blog!
Here's the schedule so that you don't miss anyone!
Monday
 
Candy Rosenberg
Charlene Driggs
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Erika Taylor
Wednesday
 
Erin Thiem
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Friday
 
Lalo IK
Leah Farrar-White
Sandy Allnock
Virginia Fynes
 

45 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! Awesome to use white with all the colors.

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  2. This is so pretty! Awesome to use white with all the colors.

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  3. delish....I love it by color! I want one of those carousels!

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  4. WOW - LOVE your wall of ribbon!!!
    Your wire baskets are a great idea too :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing your great storage ideas!

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  6. Oh the wall of ribbon...that looks so pretty! I'm not sure if I should be thankful or really depressed about my lack of ribbon LOL

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  7. Oh my goodness, I love your ribbon storage. My very limited collection of May Arts ribbons are stored a shelf similar to your first pictures. I love seeing all the color too!

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  8. Awesome wall of pretty ribbon! Love it!

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  9. Beautiful job on storage!!1 I too store mine on shelves,drawers,baskets,and curtain rod, makes it easy to get to. Love it!!!
    Hugs,
    cheryl

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  10. Wow, love your storage solutions. Love it organized by color too! Gotta get me a ribbon carousel one of these days...love them!

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  11. I also organize by color....it just makes sense!

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  12. I found a metal, rolling, 3-shelf cart in the garage and was wondering what I was going to do with it. I've been putting my ribbons on dowel rods and setting them upright on the floor. Now I can put them across the shelves, I do have to go in and sort by color. That is a good suggestion that I'd never thought of.
    thanks.

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  13. Wow, what an incredible collection of ribbons! I simply couldn't imagine ever having that much at one time. You've sure made yourself a great organized space!

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  14. wow, you have an awesome amount of ribbon! I really need an Ikea store!

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  15. I especially like the twine holder. I love to be organized.

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  16. Oh my goodness Jen! I want that shelving unit! I love the white shelves with the splashes of color! The wire basket is perfect too! I have a 7-drawer plastic cart that I put my ribbon in and store it by color, but I love the look of yours :) Thanks for the great idea about clothes pins - that will be perfect for my odds and ends! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Not only neat but organized by color too! A girl after my own heart.

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  18. Wow, you have a lot of ribbon. I like how you have stored them. The shelves are perfect.

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  19. Fantastic ribbon storage. I love it!

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  20. That is a A LOT of trim! Love all your different storage pieces!

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  21. lovely storage you can see everything

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  22. Wow... Now that is alot of Ribbon. I love it. Ribbon heaven. I love your shelf and great idea's for the rest of your ribbon.

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  23. I love all of your creative ideas! :)

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  24. They look so pretty all in a row. Sure wish I had some wall space!

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  25. Oh it's all so BEAUTIFUL in your white shelving!!

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  26. The shelving unit is beautiful! I love how you can see all the colors you have!

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  27. My your collection has grown:)

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  28. Wow now that is s serious ribbon collection. I love the wall rack, somehow having it all on display like that is so aesthetically pleasing and inspirational.

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  29. WOW that's a lot of ribbon! You've organized it beautifully! I will definitely use the clothespin idea for scraps! TFS

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  30. What an awesome display! I hope to eventually have such a nice ribbon storage cabinet.

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  31. You have such great ways of storing your ribbons. Love all thos fab units.

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  32. Holy cow girl my mouth is watering at all that ribbon! Seriously LURVE! Awesome storage ideas. I use your old storage technique as well as over the door shoe holders...Ribbon=Love! :-)

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  33. I love the wall storage unit, it looks like art with all of the pretty colors!

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  34. Wow, you have a lot of ribbon. I love that you showed it doesn't all fit on your beautiful shelves, but that you also require drawers as well :-)

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  35. Lots of great ideas here... Thanks much!

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  36. great storage ideas! i need some ribbon intervention...i collect it and then hoard it ;)

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  37. wow... i am so in like with your ribbon and the display... if only i had the space...
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  39. I am in love with the carousel!

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  40. Nice stuff and tons of ribbon.

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  41. Great storage! Love it! t.igo

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  42. Beautiful shelf and you're so lucky to have the wall space for it! I store my ribbon by color too.

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  43. I like your ideas for overflow ribbon!! I also like collection by color, reminds me of a rainbow with crafting at the end!

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  44. Grouping by colors seems the best idea for me..I also tried the 'by ribbon type' method and ended up with a mess...what do you do when there are THREE colors in a ribbon?

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