Monday, September 9, 2013

 
I forgot to show you my new ribbon jar.  I first saw this idea on Pinterest and while shopping at a thrift store last week, I came across this big jar for $.19..... pretty good price!  I'm not sure what the size is.... none of my canning jar lids fit it..... too small or too large..... but I would say it is a large pickle jar size.
 
 
 
 
Anyway, I wrapped each spool of ribbon around a tongue depressor and secured each ribbon with a straight pin.  I have 40 spools of ribbon in this jar..... much, much less space than the spools took.  I didn't wrap any of the wire-edged ribbon, as it would leave it too kinky and a pain to straighten for use.  As it is, I'll bet I'll have to iron the ribbons to remove the waves.   That's OK though, at least it doesn't take up much space and I like the way it looks.  Back to more ribbon wrapping....... 

5 comments:

  1. I store my ribbon the same way, except I use clothespins the old fashion type. Tongue depressors are great especially for a large tall jar. Do you work in a doctor office or have good access to those tongue depressors?

    Like the fresh new look of your blog too :0)

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  2. Oooo, great idea! I have my spools in a drawer and on a rack. This is so much better...love it!

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  3. Vast improvement over all those spools I have. I may need to try this myself.

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  4. How very clever of you and I like the display look too. When you iron the ribbon...you can use either a curling iron or hair straightening iron or of course the regular clothes iron. Creative Bliss...

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I am always struggling with what to do with my ribbons. Thanks for sharing this!

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