So first off--I recently HAD to do something with my ribbon! It was crazy. I had it all in a tote and it was unwinding and I couldn't ever find the color/size that I wanted. So this is what I did:
I had a dresser that was in Lindsey's room that she outgrew. It was perfect for her baby clothes as it has 2 columns of 7 smaller (18" x 22") drawers. We got her a larger--more MATURE, lol--dresser and I scarfed up that luscious drawered unit for my craft room! Yeah! One of the drawers is now home to my larger ribbon spools. They can all stand on edge and I can see at a glance what is in there! I partitioned off the drawer with low flat boxes (you know, the kind that the Pot of Gold Hershey's candy comes in--which, for some reason I seem to have a LOT of!) so the spools don't run into each other. I also have a little SHARP pair of scissors who "live" in that drawer so I can usually just reach in an cut off as much ribbon as I need. Yeah!
I also found this awesome vintage hinged tin box that is the perfect size to hold spools of ribbon--this is the home of my 1/8" ribbon. I stood all of the spools up on end and pulled a little bit out and closed the lid. Now I just have to pull off as much as I need--easy, peasy.Here's another nifty little idea that I had. For Mother's Day I asked Joe for one of those nice, big silverware dividers--cuz' I wanted a way to store my stamps and punches. I have a little 2-shelf bookcase unit (vintage of course!) on my crafting table and I just lifted it up off the table a bit with those wood slats that you can see there--and now that silverware thing slides right underneath the bookcase--tucked out of sight! ( It is shown here pulled out so you could get the idea--but it slides totally under the bookcase when I don't need it!)
And it is the perfect organizer for all those little things that get so jumbled up in a box or drawer!!
Well, that's enough for one day. Is this interesting to any of you?? Or BORING!! lol Let me know. If you want, I will share some more in a later posting. Happy Crafting!