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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Storage Sunday - Ribbon

Hello there, last week I said that that one would be my last Storage Sunday feature. Well, I completely forgot about ribbon and ink pad storage. Today I am sharing with you how I store my  non-reeled ribbon (my full rolls are in my Embellishment storage) and next week, for the last episode I will share how I store my ink pads.
 
I have quite a lot of ribbon that I have bought in meters or yards so not on rolls or spools. I was never sure how to store these and then a few years back I came across the idea of rolling the pieces up and popping them in the Embellishment boxes from Cropper Hopper. The individual boxes all fit into the larger Embellishment Cases.
 
 
I love that you can pull how much you need from the boxes, cut the desired length and it is still all nice and neat in the box. I also like that they can be organised into manufacturer, type of ribbon or like I have in colour order. I have the mini boxes, which hold up to 12mm wide ribbon and the cube boxes which hold up to 19-20mm wide ribbon. In each box you can fit at least 5 meters of ribbon which is great. I have used this system for quite a long time now and I still find it useful.
 
The other side of the box is one large section which I hold more packets of ribbon that are flat or twine that come in packets.
 
Here is the video showing you what the system is like:
 
 
I hope that some of you may found that helpful. I think that it is neat way of storing ribbon. I think the boxes were originally made for brads, buttons etc. but I think they work really well with the ribbon. How do you store yours? Thanks so much for watching.

3 comments :

Cindy H. said...

Wow, Michelle, you are so organized! Love your ribbon storage system and would totally adopt it if I only had room. Loved looking at all the beautiful colors you have and the way they were arranged. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

This is such a fabulous storage idea Michelle. I definitely NEED some of those boxes!
My ribbon is really in such a mess and it always takes me far to long to find what I want!
I hope you are having a good weekend
Sue xx

Helen J said...

So organised - what do you do with the much smaller scraps that are just a few centimetres long? I have a drawer stuffed full of them!
Helen