Contest #23: Organizing Your Ribbon
Who doesn’t love to have the perfect stash of ribbon, ready for any occasion or project? It’s a wonderful, yet cost effective, embellishment! Organizing your ribbon is a necessary step in knowing what you have to use. We want to know how everyone stores & organizes their ribbon. Do you have a technique that works best?
This week, we are all about ribbon organization! So, post a comment or send in a photo, and enter to win one full spool of ribbon!
Details are listed below:
- To enter: Post a comment (pictures are always welcome, just send them in to
- Start date: Monday, April 5th 2010.
- Deadline: Sunday April 18th, 2010.
- The prize: 1 Full Spool of your favorite May Arts Ribbon!
- We will select one entry. The winner’s name will be posted on Monday April 19th, 2010.
- The winner will have 2 weeks to contact us & claim their prize.
- Domestic & International entries are all welcome.
This ribbon organizer was sent to us by Ann Sims:
“My clever husband built a three-tier ribbon holder out of dowels and scrap lumber. It’s something like a paper towel holder and hangs under a cupboard in my crafts room. It’s a prefect ribbon organizer!”
These ribbon cards were sent to us by Denise Bryant:
“I wish I could say that I have all my ribbons stored so neatly! Unfortunately, that isn’t the case! But these ribbon cards are a great idea, and I wish I’d bought more of them! (I have since lost track of the source). They came with the notches cut for different widths of ribbon, and here are photos that include two of the sizes they were offered in. Each ribbon is secured with a pin to hold the end in place. The cards are in a file box so I can choose the ribbon I want by flipping through them like index cards. It would be simple to make more of these cards using some sturdy chipboard.”
This organizer was sent to us by Carol of Carol’s Heart Creations:
“Although organization is not one of my finer skills…this seems to help! Dowels hold the ribbons I need to have on hand for everyday projects, making it easy to cut a few yards, or remove the roll if necessary. The towers with movable shelves provide easy access to my silk ribbons for knitting & sewing so I can just pick up the whole roll. I added these towers to my computer desk so it doesn’t take up extra space. My fabric bulletin board covered with mementos & photos is a great backdrop.”
These ribbon organizers were sent to us by Jennifer Harrison:
“I have three tools to organize my ribbons. First, I use a large 3-tiered basket to keep the big spools in. Second, I have a paper towel holder sitting on my desk which holds the spools of ribbon that I use most often. Third, I recently wrapped all of my ribbon scraps around pieces of cardstock and organized them in an old wood 7-UP crate which now sits in my craft room. Combined, these three things keep my ribbon neat, organized and in sight so that I use it all the time. The wood crate turned organizer has made the biggest difference. I’m using ribbon I forgot I had!”