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Suzanne S
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Hi, there! I was wondering what is your favorite method for organizing ribbon?? I have a big box of tangled ribbon!! LOL


 
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I am trying out one of the bags with holes that you pull the ribbon thru so you can see it all hanging off the sides of the bag... I did it by color, and seem to be using more ribbon then when I had it on cardboard spools in a plastic box I still have the really wide stuff on rolls in a big plastic box.

I've also thought about metal book rings around vintage wooden pants handers -- I'm thinking you could tie it to the rings with a larkshead knot. I would have this for ribbon storage in my scraproom. I like the bag cause you can take it to crops easy. And its eye candy!

I have a friend who used to roll it on empty tp rolls. (green free recycling)


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I love the look of a ribbon ring because it adds so much colour to your scraproom. Here's mine:

Bookself By Mercytiara

But here's a much more impressive one:
Really big ribbon ring!

I also like the look of them separated by colour:
Fave embelli By Northernmemories

I find keeping mine on the ring reminds me to use them, and I just keep a pair of scissors nearby so I can go over and snip some off as I need it. I keep my scraps that are too small for a ring in a glass jar on my shelf.

I also like the make-up bag type thingy with the holes in it to pull ribbon through, but the rings work better for me as I have to use as much wall space as possible.


 
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I broke down and purchased the clip it up ribbon organizer. Couldn't stand the mess anymore. It also opened up a bunch of shelf space.
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I'm almost down with organizing all my ribbon. I've wound them around clothes pins and am storing them by color in glass jars. I have them lined up across the top of my storage cubes. I love it! I can see all the different things I have. I can just carry a jar to my table and turn it to see all the different varieties of ribbon that I have. The only problem I've found is that I have discovered I have way too much purple ribbon! I had to split it into light purple and dark purple jars.


 
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  • LilacGal Said:
I'm almost down with organizing all my ribbon. I've wound them around clothes pins and am storing them by color in glass jars. I have them lined up across the top of my storage cubes. I love it! I can see all the different things I have. I can just carry a jar to my table and turn it to see all the different varieties of ribbon that I have. The only problem I've found is that I have discovered I have way too much purple ribbon! I had to split it into light purple and dark purple jars.



I do this, too. I love seeing how pretty the ribbon looks in my jars. It also looks very neat wound around the clothespins, instead of just stuck loosely in the jar (my former way of storing it).


 
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Ribbon Jar - http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/20 08...


 
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I like the wrapping the scraps around a wooden clothespin and putting them all in a glass jar. It's very colorful. I found the idea in the Gallery somewhere. Also, in the Video section there is a demo of a new tool for ribbon storage that looked pretty cool.

I couldn't find the pic of the ribbon jar, but here is the link to the winding and storage tool...
Ribbon Spooler and Despenser
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I have the Ribbon purse...it's pretty good, you need to make sure you rool the ribbon up and pull the inside piece of the roll through to holes or the ribbon gets tangled inside. I have two of them, it holds decent amoutn of ribbon and easy to transport.


 
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  • Hev on 03-28-10 08:32 AM
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I sed to have mine in the little crafts bags you can get at walmart. Then they were in the snap together cases so I could take them to crops. Now that I have my own scrap room I got some boxes from ACM 3 are just rectangle with lids and 3 are like suitcases. I dumped my ribbon baggies in the biggest one. I could take it with me if I went somewhere but if I went to a crop I would probably dump them back in the snap together containers, as the suitcase box is made out of paper. I find that seeing the ribbon doesnt really make me use it more as I tend to be a ribbon user anyway!


 
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I need to take some of these ideas as I always forget about all my ribbon when I SB.

Where I used to work, I had all of my ribbon in these cute little snap containers (from the container store, I think) and each spool had a hole for the ribbon to come thru...but I had so much I would have to keep buying the containers and I think they were like 10 dollars a peice.

Tiffany


 
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  • Hev Said:
I find that seeing the ribbon doesnt really make me use it more as I tend to be a ribbon user anyway!



I think that's why seeing it helps me so much. I'm not much of a ribbon user. I'm becoming more of one now though!


 
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I think your ribbon storage really depends upon your personality type;) Mine is stored in a left brained anal long flat basket wound tightly around white ribbon holders and is stored according to colors or holidays/themes. I can see every piece right away and I know if I need more of a specific color right away. I can also just throw the color I need into my crop bag in about 2 seconds. I have a picture in my gallery. My style works great for me. My crop buddy uses the rings (many many rings)because she has thousands of ribbons and sells them at crops. She is one of those right brained hippies! (Love her to pieces!)


 
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I store my longer ribbons on rings (so they won't ravel), as well as in teacups (raveled) & MM jars (loosely/unraveled), not only so that I can see them, but also just because they are really pretty!

Lastly, I store my smaller remnants in clear plastic orbs.

Note: I store all of the above by color.



 
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  • Hev on 03-28-10 09:46 AM
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I use so much and have som much ribbon, that my oldest dd says it has its own zipcode. We wont discuss my buttons! lol


 
Suzanne S
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Thank you for all your suggestions!!!! Now to decide! LOL


 
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I like to get the floss cards from HL's or M's embroidery section. I wind the ribbon around the cards, and arrange them in a divided bead box in ROY G. BIV order (order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). This works quite well when I'm going to crops, which I started going to last month. Just throw the box in the bag and go!


 
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Thanks for the link!
Cool Blog Article!


 
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Please don't laugh at this question, BUT-- when you have your ribbon out in the open, doesn't it get dusty?? I REALLY like the idea of having it out, but there are so many that I probably only use once a year (if even that often).


 
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this is quite an exceptional ribbon collections


 
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I like to use clear sterelite boxes, I have a couple filled with ribbon, and because the boxes are clear and stay within arms reach it reminds me to look at them and use the ribbons up, but i also have more in a bag that has lots of little clear patches


 
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  • ncyankee Said:
I broke down and purchased the clip it up ribbon organizer. Couldn't stand the mess anymore. It also opened up a bunch of shelf space.


I saw one of those IRL and figured I would need a dozen!! I'm a ribbon addict!! I have about 200 yards or so .... I use zip-loc bags I have sorted by color. I know it doesn't sound glamorous but I got the zip-loc idea from Margie Romney-Anslett. She came to a class at a CKU with a neat shoulder bag with ribbon pieces on the zipper pulls. Then she opens it up and she has zip-loc bags of ribbon seperated by colors and/or designs! If it's good enough for Margie it's good enough for me.


 
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I have the ones that don't have a spindle hole in a Craft Mate Ribbon Storage box and I just ordered a second box. The ones with the hole will go on the dowels of the MM Embellishment Center, if I ever get it set up(it's been in the box for almost a year now). I sort them by color.


 
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  • Hev Said:
I use so much and have som much ribbon, that my oldest dd says it has its own zipcode. We wont discuss my buttons! lol


I can relate!


 
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  • leslief Said:
Please don't laugh at this question, BUT-- when you have your ribbon out in the open, doesn't it get dusty?? I REALLY like the idea of having it out, but there are so many that I probably only use once a year (if even that often).


That's partically why I like the ribbon purse I have, only small pieces of each ribbon stick out and you tend to move the whole bag each time, and if you are like me (tactile), I touch almost every ribbon before deciding!! Shaking any dust off!


 
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  • Scrapbook Queen Said:
  • leslief Said:
Please don't laugh at this question, BUT-- when you have your ribbon out in the open, doesn't it get dusty?? I REALLY like the idea of having it out, but there are so many that I probably only use once a year (if even that often).


That's partically why I like the ribbon purse I have, only small pieces of each ribbon stick out and you tend to move the whole bag each time, and if you are like me (tactile), I touch almost every ribbon before deciding!! Shaking any dust off!


That is why I like the zip-loc system as well... I like to touch it, keep it from dust and fading, etc...
I was given a ribbon purse but only part of my red ribbons would fit in it and they kept getting tangled. I think maybe I put them in wrong? I did however get all my Christmas ribbons in it so I have it sitting in the buffet drawer with my other zip-loc bags.


 
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I store mine in clear pastic jars I got at the $ store, seperated by color. Keeps them dust free and they look nice on my shelf.


 
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I have the Pull-ez Ribbon Purse too and I really liked it when I first got it. Since I have had it for a while I have noticed that the ribbon has a tendency to get tangled. I have also noticed that sometimes the ribbon needs to flattened or ironed before I can get it to lay nicely on the page or card. I really like the clothespin idea...the ribbon looks so good in the jars!! I just ordered some clothes pins to try out...can't wait. Thanks for the idea!


 
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Just curious-how do you pull the ribbon through the holes to use some, if its rolled up inside?

Do you secure the roll with a pin or anything?

Bugs me a little that its tangled inside, but seems to pull out ok that way...

I just got my bag and have it about 1/2 full.


 
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  • Cica on 03-30-10 04:25 AM
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I have beautiful glass jars with aluminium lids, so not the cheapy looking kitchen jars, and I sort my ribbon by colour and have the jars ob display. It looks so pretty and it keeps the ribbon dust free. I am redoing my scraproom so hopefully will have some photos up soon.


 
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  • Candace M. Said:


That's the one! Thanks for posting it:) Doesn't the ribbon look great in the jars? It's such a colorful bit of 'bling' for your scraparea:)


 
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Just curious-how do you pull the ribbon through the holes to use some, if its rolled up inside?

Do you secure the roll with a pin or anything?

Bugs me a little that its tangled inside, but seems to pull out ok that way...

I just got my bag and have it about 1/2 full.



I think mine is full enough that the ribbon just stays rolled. I found the key was not pulling the outside of the roll through the hole but the end from the inside of the roll you make. It doesn't get tangled that way.

Yes, I also found that some ribbon got slightly pinched where it goes through the hole but it's never been bad enough that a little glue dot doen't hold it flat.

HTH!


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Thanks for sharing this link! Such a creative and neat idea! Love it!


 
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You can also use a paper towel holder(s) and hang it from the wall........


 
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I use rain gutters you get at the hardware store.... Hang them on the walls and put my spools of ribbons on them... works great,m and looks good too!!! Love seeing all the colors!


 
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Presently i am using CraftMate Ribbon boxes.


 
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I use the dowel method on pegboard. I like that it is all out in the open ( never thought/worried about dust ( need to check into that! ) but it does take up alot of wall space ( i have 4 rows of ribbon + 3 big drawers full! )I really like the clothespin/jar method but then i'd have to come up with shelf space!!( which i have none of!)
maybe the ribbon ring is right for me!! ( or shound i say "RINGS" !!)


 
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Hi ladies
I store my ribbon on an old quilt rack that hangs on the wall. I purchased some cute shower curtain rings, then I safety pinned my ribbon together by color.I looped the safety pin around the shower curtain ring and hung them on the dowel. It looks really prettty in my scraproom and now I actually use my ribbon because I can see it. I havent had a problem with dust.


 
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I just started using the EZ pull ribbon bag. It has pros & cons. If you have a place to hang them, I think the ribbon rings look pretty effective. I just don't have the room to hang them along the wall.


 
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EZ Pull Ribbon Bag and the Ring too is a great organizing item for ribbons!


 
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