Ok, we all know I live in a small house and have very little space for things. Ribbon often comes on large spools. It’s pretty, fun even, but kind of um… bulky.
Originally, I kept my paper in 12×12 drawer units. Well, that didn’t last long. So… I emptied them into magazine holders. That left empty drawers. One day, I decided to cut up some chipboard into “bobbins,” wind my ribbon around said bobbins, and voila. Instant storage.
I did that. I liked it. It was messy. Very, very messy. Every time I used a bobbin, the drawer got messier. It wasn’t working. I went in search of a new solution. I found this blog. LOOK. See those drawers? Those are my drawers! Those are my bobbins. Those are my dividers!
Well, now they are. That’s the solution. I tried it. My fan box became dividers. If I loved it (and I do) I’d cover those dividers with contact paper and voila! For now, it looks like this.
I’ve used it half a dozen times since I put those dividers in there. This is after use.
I’m thinkin’ I’ve found my solution. The lower drawers hold spools that still have a LOT of ribbon on them. Five yards or so is about all I like on the ribbon. Thicker ribbons, more like 3-4.
Tip: When winding, make sure you go back and forth evenly. If you do that, then the spools won’t be bulky.
LOVE this solution.