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So this has been one of my biggest storage problem areas and I've tried it all...From wrapping them on clothespins to keeping them on the rolls. Finally I think I have it...A while back I posted a picture of my ribbons storage. This is just a revised version of what I was doing before....

Now I use those awesome 3M removable hooks (I love love love 3M hooks). I have 4 hooks on my door with most of my ribbon sorted by color.

each color is on one of these large 2" binder rings (Staples). The ribbon is clipped with a binder clip and the tagged with the color and company name...I like to tag my Paper Trey Ink ribbon. 



So that was just my satin and stitched ribbon...

I have the same method for my laces, but they hang from my window curtain...Lace...Pretty...



of course you have to have one on the other side of the window to keep the rod balanced. 
This is my fun trim..


Yep there still is a whole drawer of ribbon and I won't even show you the box that still has ribbon on clothespins....





18 comments

  1. This is a great idea! My ribbon is totally out of control. TFA!

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  2. Hey, Christina! I LOVE your blog! Videos, too! They are incredibly helpful, especially for me, being a beginner and all. I just added your button to my page, so feel free to take a look at my site if you want! :)

    www.brandonandkellysadoption.blogspot.com

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  3. Hey I love this idea......I have so many loose ribbon that I need help....and so you have save me from drowning in a sea of ribbon....thank you

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  4. Hi Christina! TFS your ribbon storage. You have great ideas. Now do you make house calls? LOL

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  5. It's so nice to have things organized so they can be easy to see. Some things get forgotten when they are buried in a pile!

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  6. Very nice! I recently purchased a medium size box of ribbon from a long time scrapbooker that was PURGING her stash for $3!!! YES and I am STILL digging out ribbon! I had the same dilemma you have Christina but I solved it by purchasing the Jumbo EZer Ribbon Purse! I saw the cheapest price on Overstock http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Jumbo-Pull-Ezer-Ribbon-Purse/3249283/product.html

    So I bought it and have it filled half way so far and I STILL have ribbon from that $3 box!! I have not even gotten to the ribbon I have purchased myself!

    I posted empty pics of the bag on my blog www.scrapinnovations.blogspot.com

    and plan to post an updated pic to show it half full soon!!

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  7. What happened to your new comment feature? with the reply capability?

    Anywhoo...for those that don't need a ribbon purse that Big...OVerstock also has the original 10" size for sale as well! The Jumbo size is 10" by 17" inches I believe...it is HUGE!!

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  8. Great idea...have to put this in my favorites for my organizing files. We've been working on my craft/sewing room and I'm always looking for ways to organize it. Thanks again Christina.

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  9. @vernetta thanks for the great tip on the ribbon bag. :0)

    I had to remove the new commenting software that I was using. It was causing problems on my blog. I loved that I could reply, but it was just a little quirky...

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  10. Hi Christina,
    What a great organizational and decorative way to store your ribbons/laces/trims. I have to say that I so look forward to your updates and videos..I'm so pleased that you are posting almost every day..it MAKES MY DAY!! TFS

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  11. I also use the binder clips for ribbon that doesn't fit on a spool. My husband drilled holes for dowels under one of my shelves. Then added a l 1/2 inch wooden strip of wood under the dowels with nails 1 inch apart where I hang extra pieces of ribbon on mini binder clips.
    I agree ribbon is the hardest to store.
    Linda in Stanwood

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  12. I rewound all of my ribbon a few months back when you showed the binder clip/tie rack thing. Love it. But just recently came upon a huge stash from a yard sale and just cut 3x3 squares of cardboard and wrapped them and have them in a small jetmax drawer. Love both ways. Thanks for sharing, I am always looking for new ways to organize my s(crap) room :)

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  13. Oh, I like this! All my ribbon is jammed into a drawer...some on clothespins (like you), some left on the rolls and some just loose and getting crumpled. Thanks!

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  14. Love your way of organizing ribbon. Most of mine is in jars. Hard to go through and have to iron before I use. :)

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  15. I wish I knew what to do with those little 4-12" pieces that are just too good to toss. I know I'll use them on a card eventually, but I end up working around it all on my craft mat.

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  16. I have two of those racks from Michaels on my table and love them, plus clothes pins. I'm fairly new so ribbon isn't a problem so far. Thank you for the binder clip idea though. I'm going to remember that.
    Mary Ann

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  17. oooh! I love your lace selection! This is very similar to how I store my ribbon, which you can see here: http://kraftieguru.blogspot.com/2010/07/random-leftovers-clean-up-time.html. Pictures toward the bottom.

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  18. My ribbon is half in storage rolls, half in a box sort of like the one in your picture. I have a large craft room, which means more room for stuff to get spread out everywhere!

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