Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thrifty Thursday...Ribbon Storage

Summer time means fresh fruit and veggies...strawberries, blueberries and grape tomatoes. If you buy those things, you have these plastic containers...

ribbon storage

I know you can't save them all, but why not save a few to organize and store your spools of ribbon!!

Perfect...

ribbon storage

The strawberry containers are the perfect fit for spools of ribbon.

ribbon storage

At the bottom, they have slots for ventilation so the fruit won't become soggy.

ribbon storage

The spools fit in the box...

ribbon storage

The cover closes to keep them clean...

ribbon storage

and the ribbon comes out the openings on the bottom for easy access.

ribbon storage


ribbon storage

Just pull out the desired length of ribbon through the slot and cut!!

ribbon storage


Great thrifty recycling trick to store ribbon, string or even yarn for projects.

For knitting...

A small skein of yarn fits in a blueberry container. Perfect to pull the yarn through the slot and your little furry kitty friends can't get to it.

ribbon storage


ribbon storage


ribbon storage

You can click HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE for more ribbon organizing posts!!

Have a great Thursday,
~Karen~

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24 comments:

  1. such a neat idea. Love repurposing

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  2. Brilliant! I was just thinking about how I should organize ribbon; now I know!

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  3. That is. Really nifty little idea. I hate throwing out those boxes because it always seems like they might be useful for something!

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. What a cool idea! I use the plastic container that 4 lbs of plums come in (Costco) to hold fat quarters of coordinating colors for future quilting projects. I just grab one and I'm ready to go!

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  5. What a great idea.I save shoe boxes and clean, reusable gallon size zip locks to store quilt pieces (squares, triangles, etc,) that I have precut.I like to reuse.

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  6. A great idea, and being see-through too, you can see all of your ribbons at a glance.

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  7. We are of like minds! That's just how I store my ribbons!

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  8. Very clever! I use one of those funky pants hangers that hold 4-5 pairs of pants with the swing open arms. But I like this idea since it somewhat keeps out the dust. Thanks!

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  9. What a great idea. I've seen ribbon stored on rods, etc. but never liked the 'collecting dust' idea as I don't use it often. But these will keep it clean and they are stackable! I use the bigger plastic containers that mixed greens or spinach sometimes come in to store doo dads, craft items, fabric pieces...the list could go on....they're a nice size and totable.

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  10. What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? Duh! I will definitely be saving some strawberry containers.

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  11. Great minds think alike. ;) Look at my post from a year ago. http://organized31.blogspot.com/2012/08/repurposed-berry-container-for-ribbon.html

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  12. This is such a great idea! Thanks!

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  13. This one is so useful for me Karen, you have done it again and shared with us a neat idea. Thanks from Julie.C

    p.s. I have read your helpful tips on blogging but i am still stuck on how not to show all your post in readers who subscribe by email? can you think what i might be doing wrong I would appreciate your help. x

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  14. Genius!! This might be my favorite idea of the year so far!

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  15. I love this idea and I'm going to try it since I have soooo many rolls of ribbon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. I have been using these to store my projects that are cut out and have not sown them yet. Just seeing thouse the box but still covered from the dust helps me know all the time what projects are still in the works.

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  17. Brilliant as always!
    Linda
    Sew What!

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  18. You are so smart. Sewing for years and never would have thought of this. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your posts.

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  19. You are a freakin' genius! I just look at that stuff and toss it. I have a major ribbon addiction and this is perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

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