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!


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.