It is time to talk storage. Since I have a HUGE love of ribbon...storing it has become a challenge. And as usual there is no perfect solution. There rarely is with craft supplies. I guess if I had an unlimited budget and unlimited space I can find the perfect solution. But most likely I would continue to buy more until that perfect solution no longer worked.
Last summer I decided it was time to upgrade my ribbon storage. Years ago I re-organized my ribbon my color, which I love and highly recommend. But I had long outgrown the plastic shoe boxes I was using. I decided it was time to de-spool my ribbon. WOW....I never realized how much room that cardboard spool took up. I could have opted to put the loose ribbon back into the shoe boxes, but I really wanted a place to also keep my other green fibers and embellishments....so I went shopping. :)
I opted for these deep drawer storage containers. You can find them in the office section and they run around 5-7 dollars. You can buy them from Amazon too. I place the ribbon into to plastic bags (also purchases via Amazon). The I added buttons, brads, eyelets and other embellishments.
This were where I store most of my ribbon, which is part of my work table. But one solution never seems to fit all situations. I also have a small basket for my most used ribbon. And I still need to work on ribbon that is multicolored. I have a plan...just not enough hours in the day. I would much rather be creating then organizing. :)
I also updated the Pinterest board. I found some amazing ideas for storing ribbon. So tell me how do you store you ribbon? And don't forget to join me for my new class: For the Love of Ribbon. Sign up today and save!