Ribbon has a number of uses in scrapbooking, sewing and general crafting. Organizing your ribbon before it ends up in a crazy nest of colors is the tricky part.
I have a couple of ways of storing ribbon. I store most of my decorative ribbon, the ribbon I use for scrapbooking or single card making, in see-thru pails. I have hung them on my metal peg board wall by color. As you will see I am a big fan of organizing ROYGBV-style. This adds decoration to my space and I can easily see what I have. I used to have the ribbon on the old style of wooden clothes pins but they took up a lot of space and then my ribbon was really kinked up and was hard to flatten. The more free flow version seems to work better for this and it takes up less space.
For ribbon that is wider and/or comes in a larger quantity I store these roles in a shoebox container. I use these mainly for gift wrapping or invitations where a large quantity is needed.
I do break my own rule with some American Craft ribbon that was purchased in a couple of larger sets. I have this stored with the coordinating twine rather than in the pails but they are still done in ROYGBV-style. I have used the small storage box from Close To My Heart, my go to for storage boxes in the perfect size.
I think with ribbon I’m the perfect example of what not to do!
Yep! That’s right. My ribbon is just thrown into a cabinet so that it can’t be seen. It’s out of the way, and only I know (well, and now you know, too) what condition it’s in.
I don’t really use ribbon that often. Once upon a time I used it more, but since I moved to Charlotte two years ago I haven’t used it much. Honestly, I don’t miss it either. I could probably donate it, but it’s one of those things that is pretty and I might want to use someday.
I definitely could find a more organized way to display it in my craft room like Jen. I love the way hers looks in her space! Right now, though, that isn’t really a priority for me. I’m working hard to get my craft space organized, and I feel like having all the ribbon out where I can see it would only add to the clutter.
I love how there’s a different method that works for every person. We are all so unique in what works for each of us. There is no right or wrong, however, in this situation, I’m pretty sure I’m leaning more to the wrong side of things. Ha!
Check out our Stash Your Crap: Ribbon Pinterest board for additional ideas on how to store your ribbon. Is your ribbon somewhere that you can see it or do you store it away neatly or not so neatly? Do you have a way of storing ribbon that you love? We’d love to hear about it.