Project Organize :: Ribbon Storage.09 August 2010
RIBBON STORAGE by Hannah Craner
I'm all about storage solutions that are both practical and pretty. A few months ago, my ribbons were stored in a way that was neither. I had all my ribbon on spools in a big, red IKEA box. The spools were unraveling. There were little ribbon scraps everywhere. The ribbon was tangled and I couldn't find the color I was looking for. I decided that wasn't working for me. (I wish I would have taken a picture...cause it was an enormous mess.)
I bought the clothespins at my local Ace Hardware. (They were $5 for 50. I have heard that a lot of people have found vintage clothespins at Dollar Tree, but my local store doesn't carry them.)
My friend told me she found her jar at Walmart, so I followed her lead. I found the perfect jar in the office supply area. It was tall and fat with a darling silver lid. They were $12/each, but because I needed three, I decided that was too much money. (I'm cheap.) In the kitchen area, however, I found glass cookie jars for $5/each! They were about the same size with almost the same silver lid. (The $12 lid fit tightly, but the cookie jar lid doesn't at all.)
I love this new storage solution for a few reasons. First, it is cute. Second, I can store a few inches or up for 4-5 yards the same way. Third, they are very easy to use and way easy to spot the right ribbon in the clear jar.
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