Monday, February 9, 2009

Ribbon Organization

Hi there! Hope you all had a great weekend! I didn't do any stamping over the weekend, so I don't have anything new to show right now. I spent the weekend trying to recover from the nasty cold I've had for over a week (still have a lingering cough) and trying to get my house cleaned and organized. I've decided that 2009 is the year that I get more organized and go through all of those boxes we've moved from house to house to house that now reside in the garage.

I've had a few requests to show you my new organized stamp room -- it's still a work in progress, but I can show you my new ribbon organization. This is a sampling of what I started with:

And this is the progress I made:

I got the idea from Nichole Heady here. I've tried various ribbon organization products, but this seems to be the best solution for me. I still keep large rolls of ribbon on spools, but for the ribbons that I have 5 yards or less, I decided to wind them onto inexpensive clothespins. I never knew there were clothespins like these - my mom always used the ones with the spring clip. These are round slotted clothespins that I found at the Dollar Tree. The glass jars are small penny/candy jars that I found at Target. I separate them by color - the last photo above is a close up is of my pink/brown ribbon jar! Now instead of rummaging through boxes, I can just grab a jar, shake it around and look for the ribbon that I want!

Since I got a good headstart on Valentine's Day cards, now I need to work on Valentine's for Sabrina's classmates and teacher/therapist gifts. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, you've raised organization to a new level! I was curious to see your new room set-up, too, especially after I saw some info at Michaels about some cubes for scrapbooking awhile back and was wondering if that's what you were doing.

  2. P.S. Hope you're feeling better. That cold has been making the rounds here, too. Ugh!

  3. Wow, neat idea, and very organized.


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