Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How do I organize my ribbons ?

Hello there !

Some of you may know, I moved often from one country to another. I have a huge stash, and not always the same size of room to store it. During the years, I have tried different ways of storing for different materials. But today, I want to talk to you about my ribbons storage organization !

I have tried storing ribbons and laces spools on sticks, sorted on several drawers, or in clear boxes per colors... to finally have them on a big crate since my last moving several months ago...



I finally found THE good way of storing them ! I found two big clear boxes with removable trays (washi tape storage box in fact) and started working on ribbon cards to organize everything...
I did mesure the inside of the compartimented tray and created the ribbon card out of white foamboard.


Here is the design and measurements I came up with :



As I wanted to know the brand of each ribbon or lace I own, I just write it on the side of the card.
And look at this stunningly organized collection of ribbons and laces !


I sort them by colors, and need two boxes. I have some room left and that's good, because I won't stop buying laces anytime soon...


I'm so proud of me ! I still have few huge rolls that doesn't fit anywhere, but almost all my collection is organized ! And it was about time, because I'm moving again in few weeks... As these clear boxes has a closing top, it's perfect for moving purpose... 


I hope this post will inspire you to get those ribbons organized ! Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you very soon for another project !
Have a great day...

P.S. : here is the affiliate links to the washi storage box I used :



8 comments:

  1. Fantastic ribbon storage! So neat and organized and pretty!!!! Good luck on your move...again!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer ! So many other things to sort...

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  2. What a great idea. Wish there was a die to cut all those spools. I might try this. My ribbons look like the before. Thanks

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    1. I think Sizzix had one for a ribbon spool, but with round edges. Anyway, dies cannot cut the foamboard...

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  3. Found your post on Scrapbook.com, and came to read your post. I think this is brilliant, using foam core, because they won't bend, like using cardstock or designer paper does. (That's how I have my laces, but they're already getting wonky)

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    1. Glad you find me ! Foam board is really inexpensive and you can cut a lot of spool in only one board. I now have three of these boxes... thanks for reading my post !

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    2. What yardage does a bobbin hold? Can you get multiple yards from a spool on them, at that size? Very interested in knowing that. thanks again.

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    3. It depends on the type of ribbon. Less for laces and larger ribbons, more for twine and thin ribbons. Average can be between 1 and 2 yards. I keep new spool on original packages inside the boxes (there room for them) until I used few feet.

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