I own lots of ribbon for scrapbooking. I spent hours a while back, winding it around cards and securing each ribbon with a pin. It looked neat and organized but every time I went to get some ribbon out - I stuck myself! Seriously! It was getting old and I want to have my ribbon easily available. I dreaded using it! I decided that I needed a way of organizing it that would make it easy to pull each ribbon out and snip off just what I needed. I went on the lookout for a container with holes. I ran across this CD holder in the office aisle at Target. It was $5.99. It barely fit all my ribbon but I made it work!!
I went thru each color, pulling each ribbon thru a hole. It was very easy. The holes are the perfect size. If I had it to do over, I would go around and around until I had all the bottom holes filled. I did one color at a time which made it hard to get to the bottom holes on some sides. I just scrunched it down on the inside and it stays there! Now I can pull out 1" or 6" and snip it off and I can see it all in a glance. I have a piece of paper on top to act as a cover. I want to decoupage a piece of chipboard that will be prettier.
Here's what it looked like before I filled it. I know some of you are going "ha, ha, that would never work for all my ribbon!" but hey, it works for me! This is quite a bit of ribbon. I'm sure you could get a similar container only deeper/wider, whatever. This one is pretty small so it fits well on my desk. I have all my colors together and then a section for multi-colored ribbons like American Crafts.
Be looking for some ribbon layouts from me soon! It's calling to me all organized and pretty. Well until next time.....stay cool! :)