Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ribbon, Ribbon, Everywhere........Not!

This has been on my to-do-list for awhile. I had ribbon rolls everywhere! My closet, my sewing room, my closet, the doll room, kitchen, you get it - everywhere!!! When I saw this idea in blog land, I knew I needed to do it! I really had my doubts about this method significantly reducing the amount of space it took up, but I was willing to give it a try! I thought this would be perfect for nights when I was watching t.v.

So I started by assigning a new empty "office size" waste basket as my collector. (I purchased this from the office moving sale next our office for .50) Every time I found a roll of ribbon I tossed it in there. I also went ahead and bought some of the clothespins from the dollar store and tossed them in there too. The basket was full in no time!


So when I was sick and laying around a lot, I started working on this project. Soon I was out of clothespins! My trip on Saturday to 2 dollar stores resulted in ZERO clothespins! Walmart or Target didn't have this type either. Finally I found them at Hobby Lobby at 40% off, which isn't exactly a dollar, but I splurged to get the job done!



I put them in some glass jars I had in the garage that I bought really cheap at the thrift store!

Don't they look pretty? I love just looking at the jars!
They were moved upstairs to my sewing room. I was really tempted to keep them on the kitchen counter for a few days just because I love looking at them.

I am totally amazed at how much more compact it is! I did discover about 5 yard rolls were probably the most you would want to put on each clothespin, unless it is a skinnier ribbon. The ten yard rolls, I curled up and secured with a binder clip. I don't have the energy to even attempt some of the 50 yard rolls, Not going to do it!

You really can't tell from the pictures, but there is a lot of ribbon in those jars!

And yes, I DO know I have too much ribbon! I may have to try this with my lace!

Be back soon!

2 comments:

Renee said...

It is pretty..looks like candy in those jars! Love the clothespins just as much as the ribbon. Awesome Idea.

How's the crochet coming? - just wondering.

Brenda said...

I love this idea. Maybe I will try this.