I spent last month reorganizing and cleaning out my craft room. It was quite the process and took me much longer than I ever expected that it would! (On a side note, I have had SEVERAL people asking me to post pictures of my craft room and I PROMISE they will be posted soon) :)
While I was cleaning out my craft room, I came to the conclusion that I have a problem. Hello, my name is Lori and I am a ribbon hoarder. I don't know how it happened. I don't know when it happened. Somehow it happened, and I have a TON of ribbon. Ribbon on rolls, ribbon on cards, loose ribbon, ribbon pieces, ribbon, ribbon, ribbon.
I wanted to come up with a way to store my ribbon that is on the rolls. Somewhere out in plain sight where I can see what I have and actually use it instead of just storing it.
So, here is what I came up with. I took my little shelf that sits on top of my storage boxes.
I took my drill (yes, MY drill. Hubby and I have agreed it is MUCH easier to have our own tools) and I measured and drilled holes in the top of the shelf.
After everything was dry, I put the shelf back in its place and slid my ribbon spools on them. Of course they are coordinated by color. At first I thought I could just put them all willie-nilly like. I tried that. It drove me crazy. I had to remove them and color coordinate. Haha. A little OCD, I guess.
I also organized my ribbon strands and ribbon on cards nice and neatly in some of my drawers. Ahhh, organized ribbon. Now hopefully I will USE it instead of HOARDING it! :)
I will link up at some of these parties FOUND HERE and blog hop at some of these blog hops FOUND HERE this week :)
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