I cannot even begin to tell you HOW LONG I've been seeking for the END-ALL ribbon solution. Seriously. I've tried EVERYTHING from those stinkin' plastic ribbon things to the cards to the Making Memories magnetic jobs (those are nice, though...just not THE END-ALL solution).....to trying to make my own with wooden dowels...to........UGH..just shoving things in a container!
At the Mega Meet Expo thingy in Michigan last weekend, I saw this. It was on display at a local stores booth.....and.....it stopped me dead in my tracks. It did. I was drooling and I *KNEW* I *HAD* to have it. It was about half the regular price, too...so it was like, "UGH, I don't want to spend that much TOTAL AT ALL today", but at the same time, it was something that I knew I had to have and just couldn't find ANYWHERE.
So, I sucked it up and wrote the check....and I am not looking back!
This sucker is DEEP enough to hold the largest spools without them even reaching the top and wide enough to nearly hold every stinking piece of ribbon and spool I OWN! SERIOUSLY..and I am a ribbon-a-holic!
There is even this nifty little thing inside that you can push up against the last spool (if it isn't full) to keep it from falling over!
I want to shake this Renee's hand...that is one seriously smart chick!!! :) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My search has ended!!
PROS: It helps to organize and keep track of ribbon supply. The small clips keep small ribbon scraps that are still usable I got a second one to store the remainder of bolt ribbon and store items that need to be out of reach of little fingers.
CONS: not enough small clips!! A ruler would be handy. It can not handle larger bolts of ribbon.
THOUGHT: Maybe they should offer items for an additional prices like extra clips, empty bolts that fit and in various ribbon sizes, an attachable box for delicate lace or storage for other items like binding or thread.
ME: Terrific storage gadget!!! I find that I rreally use my my ribbon more often now that I can see what I have!!! It is off the floor in some box and up on the wall where you can see it and use it!
I have tried many things with my ribbon storage dillema from boxes/bags with holes in them to wrapping them around cards. It always ended the same - with them stuffed into a drawer and jar in a tangled mess. I cannot tell you how easy this has made my life - as I LOVE ribbon - I now can see all the ribbon I have and easily use it. No more double purchases. No more digging through ribbon to find matches - its all at my finger tips. Pleasant side effect - I walk into my scrap space and the ribbon beckons me and my creativity gets a kick start. I would and have totally recommended this product to my friends.
The ribbon organizer is the best I've seen: very well made, holds a huge amount of spools and pieces, and eliminates the problem of removing several spools from a dowel to get to the one you want. I could not believe the Twelve Days of Christmas price of just $9.99. I bought only two so I could share, but now wish I had bought more at that price. The Scrapbook.com Twelve Days of Christmas sale had the best craft shopping bargains I have ever seen, and not just "kits" or "collections" but items you'd really want at unbelievable prices! Let's make this a holiday tradition Scrapbook.com.
Sorry this has taken me so long to respond. I had a difficult area to hang this in and it took my special "handyman" to help me. We just hung it and I am so pleased to eliminate the boxes I previously had my ribbons stored in. They are now organized according to color and are up and out of the way, thus allowing for more work space! Not only is this item very functional but, it looks great in its new color of white ( thanks to my "handyman") next to my white cabinets. I would recommend this to fellow organizers.