Yesterday I got all my ribbon organized. Just in case you'd like to see, here's how I have it stored.
Half of my ribbon is hanging on Ribbon Rings that I got from Taylored Expressions. I love these things! They're even prettier now that they're out where I can see them (rather than in my closet)! I have the ribbon sorted on three different rings: greens, purples, and blues on one ring; reds, pinks, and oranges on another; neutrals on a third. I also hang my gold cord on the wall next to the ribbon rings.
The other half of my ribbon is now in a drawer (pretty much next to the ribbon rings), but wound very neatly on old-style clothes pins. I did NOT come up with this idea, so I can't take credit for it. I saw it posted by Nichole Heady, and you can see her post HERE. Awesome idea!!
I had the hardest time finding the old-style clothes pins, but then my friend Janice said I could find them at Dollar Tree. Sure enough, there they were...$1 for each pack of 20. I saw some on eBay too, but of course then there would be shipping costs. The ribbon is secured with some straight pins just like Nichole suggested in her post.
I have to tell you, rolling ribbon this way saved TONS of space compared to keeping the ribbon on the rolls!! This drawer was TOTALLY jam packed with ribbon rolls before I changed over to the clothes pins. I mean, I couldn't fit ANYTHING else in there. It was messy too because the ribbon still unwound and the rolls were all uneven. Look at it now, there's room for A LOT more ribbon...guess I can go ribbon shopping, huh? Hehe! There's even room to store the extra packs of clothes pins and a container that holds the straight pins and tags for my Ribbon Rings.
Oh, and I think I might get some sort of drawer dividers to keep the ribbon grouped by color family...because I know it won't stay this neat without them. Any ideas on what to get?