Thursday, June 3, 2010

Helpful Hints: Clever Ribbon Holders

Brilliant idea for which I can not take credit.  Karen at Sew Many Ways posted this clever idea recently on her "Tool Time Tuesday" and I couldn't wait to try it.  These galvanized spikes at Lowe's were only $.45 each but they are 8" not 12" like hers from Home Depot which were $.65.  I didn't see the longer length.  This is a great way to keep track of what ribbon you have and gives you easy access to it when you need it.  Just bring a spool of ribbon with you to test the diameter of the spike.  
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48 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

Very cute! I'm adding this to my to do list

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very clever! I'm always on the lookout for some good ribbon storage.

Cranberry Morning said...

I am definitely getting those spikes. I use many types of ribbon for wrapping my handcrafted soap gifts, so I NEED a means of organization. Right now they're all just a jumble in a box! Thanks. :-)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Clever idea! I might use this to tame the horde of ribbons taking over my craft room. When I put them all in one place I was amazed at how many spools I have. Thanks!

Christi @ The Frugal Novice said...

SO cute! Dumb question - did you adhere the spikes to a flat surface so they'd stay standing up like that? If you did, what did you use? I have wayyy too many rolls of ribbon and could definitely use something to organize them better!

Thanks for being a part of Friendly Friday, by the way! I'm now following you back through GFC.

a little bit of everything said...

Actually the spool from the ribbon provides enough balance to keep the spike upright. Works like a charm!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is a great idea! I have ribbon everywhere! ;)

Debbie said...

Clever, clever!

Brandie said...

Cute idea! Storing ribbon is a pain - mine is always in a mess!
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Mama Hen said...

I love this idea! Hopping by from Friday! I am a new follower! Really great blog! Come visit Mama's Little Chick.
Have a great weekend!

Mama Hen
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Mama Hen said...

Yahoo I am follower 200! What fun!

Mama Hen

Jenna said...

I'm a little late, but wanted to say 'happy friday'! I found you on Friendly Friday and am your newest follower! I'd love it if you could come follow me too.

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Holly said...

What a great way to conquer my ribbons messy...I mean disorganization.

Steph said...

That IS brilliant.

Nancy said...

Brilliant! So needed here.

momstheword said...

That's a great idea and definitely an awesome price. Thanks for the idea!

Becky said...

This is a super way to organize those! I'd like to steal that one, too!

Becky
http://www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/

xinex said...

What a great idea!...Christine

SmilingSally said...

I'd be a bit wary of the sharp points. Perhaps placing a cork on it. Happy Blue Monday.

Cheryl said...

This is a clever idea - I think you meant Sew Many Ways as the link name (I wish I could take credit for this idea, but it wasn't me!) Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

gengen said...

Wow this are a pretty gifts for a baby...happy MM! Hope you visit me.

Van said...

Love the idea! I've gotta try this...

CC said...

Oh my gosh.. This has to be the coolest idea I've ever seen, and so simple.It sure makes me wonder..great grief,why I never thought of that. I have to have some of those spikes..just like right now. :). Happy Blue Monday and thank you for sharing.

daylily777 said...

Wonderful idea, Thanks for passing it on !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Briarside Lane said...

Great idea... thanks for sharing. ... Karen

Stephanie Lynn said...

Genius idea! I love they way it looks too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Grannys Attic said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and I just became a follower. Please stop by and visit when you can. Blessings, Vicky

The Paint Splash said...

That is a clever idea. Mine are in clear shoe boxes but get messy after awhile. Thanks for the great post. Have a great week and come by for a visit. Debbie

raggygirlvintage said...

Great idea, my spools are all sitting in a bucket, so time to get organised!
Tracey

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

It's so much more enjoyable to do projects in an organized space. Great idea and glad you shared this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Erica said...

Brilliant!!

JEANNE said...

I love your idea and it works. Simply perfect for a ribbon holder.
Hugs, Jeanne

AUDRA said...

The only reason why I have so much ribbon is because I forget what I already have to begin with... This would help out! Great Organization tip!!

Thanks for linking up this tip as well!
(Keep them comin')
:)

Its So Very Cheri said...

I think I need some spikes for all my hair ribbon for Miss G4s hair bows but then I buy bulk and don;t have the spools. That is a fabulous idea though.
Hey your tiny party buttons look FAB--who taught you how to do that? hee hee

cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey can you send me an e-mail with all those party buttons?

Cheri@itssoverycheri.com

Cheri

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great "cost effective" idea. Now, if I could only find the time to organize my crafts.

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Oh my goodness... I need to get some of these. I've got a bucket full of ribbons that are a tangled mess!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a clever idea!! I have been looking for ways to store my gazillion spools of ribbon... I like this!

hawthorn said...

Clever idea, my ribbons play havoc in a plastic box, time to organise them!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I love this idea. It would make things so much easier to find just the right ribbon. I'm printing this off and will keep it in my purse with me so that I don't forget the next time I'm at Lowe's or Home Depot. Thanks for sharing at the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Heidi said...

My ribbon is always such a mess! I may have to try this.

Lanie Ree said...

This is about a million times better than my system- shoving them all in a drawer. What a simple, yet fantastic idea!

Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This looks like a clever idea! Love your bright blog. It's very cheery. Have a great weekend. Connie

Robin said...

This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9 and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

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Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for being a part of our Sassy Sites blog party! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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The Empowered Momma said...

Genius!!! Gotta get to Home Depot so I can finally organize all my ribbon. Found you at Reflexions Blog Hop.
Am following you.
www.theempoweredmomma.com

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