Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ribbon Storage {Before & After}

We took a little trip to Ikea today.  My husband needed a new desk and I needed a 50 cent hot dog.  After MANY measurements and confusing Swedish names I finally got my hot dog.  And we bought a desk and a bookshelf too.   

We had to move some things around to make room for the new stuff.  Which meant I had to actually organize the stuff that I've been meaning to organize for weeks.  

I started with all my ribbon.  I tried that trick where you stick the ribbon through the holes in the basket, so you can just pull and cut.  Great idea, but somehow I still kept ending up with this.  
So, I'm trying something else.  

I got four skinny wood dowels.  I stuck one end through the hole.

Loaded up my ribbon.

Then stuck the other end of the dowel through the hole on the other side of the basket.

Much prettier don't ya think?

I thought I would have to secure the ends, but the weight of the ribbon keeps it in place.  Now what to I do with all my bobbins that don't have holes?  Any suggestions?

I like to link up HERE.


  1. Nice! You should try pulling each ribbon through the holes just a little. Then you can always find the end.
    That's what I did any how!!

  2. Cute! I wish my ribbon collection was as huge as your's!

  3. Wow this is an AWESOME idea!!! I saw something similar on Pionterest but could never find a basket the right size =) You had a much better idea!! =)

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Hello, found you on a blog hop
    Love the blog!
    could you follow me back?

  5. Such an awesome idea. We added your link for this tutorial to our Bowdabra Blog Feature Friday Post. :-)

  6. I ALWAYS wondered how to organize bobbipins! I finally discovered that if you get a long strip of magnetic tape, tape it to your wall, and then the bobbipins stick to it! It is great! And when you want to get one, it is easy to grab!! Love it!!


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