Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Spring Clean Monday: Ribbons

It's already week two of Spring Clean Monday. This week it's ribbons. Let me start by saying that this was totally not my idea. I first saw this on Jane's blog. You can read her step-by-step instructions here. My eye fell on the the coloured coded ribbons, so I was very pleased to hear it's something you could make yourself. I've altered my tags a little. Here's what the end result looks like:

My strips are 1" wide and 4" long. That means you can get 36 tags out of a 12"x12" sheet of cardstock. For ribbons that are smaller than 3/4" wide I've used a ribbon punch by McGill to weave them through. For the wider ribbons I've done the same as Jane and just stuck them in between the tags with double-sided tape. The rings I've used are 2". The coat hook (from IKEA) is hanging on the back of the door in my craft room. The door is normally open, so they are conveniently tucked away, but always easy accessible. Before I changed my ribbons to this system, I used to have them in storage jars from IKEA, but I got really tired of having to tip out the whole jar to get to that one ribbon and them getting all tangled up and creased.

Hopefully you're all having a nice Easter weekend. Today the weather was finally somewhat warmer and sunnier. This afternoon we went for a nice walk into town. Next week I'll be back with my clear stamp organisation.


Ingrid said...

Looks great, Lisette. Wish I was so organized just like you. ;-) I think Eric feels the same. LOL!


Heidi Van Laar said...

What a wonderful tip Lisette! The ribbons look so beautiful stored in that way!

Katie said...

Great idea! I also store my ribbons in IKEA jars...this looks like a much better idea!

Your recent projects are all gorgeous! I love your work.


Jane Ettia Jones said...

i just love how you have done your ribbon tags with the ribbon punch.....oh i wish i had of done mine like that now would of saved a lot of tape LOL LOL

me thinks me might have to redo mine....looks fantastic

whoistracy said...

What a great idea! I JUST got a ribbon ring and I love this DIY version. I just need something cute to hang them on now. No Ikea here. :o(

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...
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Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Great idea! TFS! I'm about to do up my craft room so I will definitely be storing my ribbons like you do.


Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Where did you purchase the rings?