Friday, April 19, 2013

May Arts Ribbon Organization Blog Hop & Giveaway Day 3



Today is Day 3 of the May Arts Design Team Ribbon Organization Blog Hop!  If you missed Days 1 & 2,  it's not too late to get in.  Scroll down to find a complete list, then click away to comment and win some ribbon so you can organize your own awesome May Arts ribbon!

As you might have imagined, the May Arts Design Team acquires a lot of ribbon.  Since everyone's storage situations are different, we thought you might like to see the different ways we store our ribbons.

You may have heard me lament that I have only one full wall in my studio.  One wall!  I keep my paper, storage unit and cutting/embossing area there.

The second wall is broken by a walk in closet and hallway door, the third wall has a bathroom door and the fourth wall isn't a wall at all.  It's all glass...a set of sliding glass doors that open up the entire wall. 

That means there's no where to put a ribbon rack so we had to get creative.  We went to IKEA and got this free standing kitchen island.  The drawers are very deep and it gives me a work surface as well.  I have two other pieces from this collection in my work room as well.  We opted for these for the storage potential and so we can take them with us if and when we move.
 
                       
It's finished on all 4 sides so it sits in the center of my studio.  Here's what my ribbon looks like:
 
 


I organize my ribbons mostly by color since I don't have the room to store by style.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule!  ;-)


The bottom drawer is similarly organized and also holds my ribbon scraps.  The drawers also keep my ribbon dust free and safe from sunlight.

Now it's time to take a look at how some of the other Ribbonistas store their ribbons.  We've got an every other day hop planned for you so be sure to check back in and hop along.

The Ribbon Lady will be giving away 3 full rolls of May Arts Ribbon (winners choice) so be sure to leave plenty of comments on each Ribbonistas blog for your chance to win.

Monday
Candy Rosenberg
Charlene Driggs (that's me!)
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Erika Taylor
Wednesday
Erin Thiem
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Friday
Lalo IK
Leah Farrar-White
Sandy Allnock
Virginia Fynes

Thanks for joining us.  We'd love to know how you store your ribbon too. 


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61 comments:

c35675a4-a5b5-11e2-ba31-000bcdcb2996 said...

I love that cabinet...while it's wonderful to see all of the beautiful ribbon displayed on an open wall, I like the idea that the riboon will stay dust free! And I always need more work space, or areas to put my tools.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great cabinet - I used to have them all in a deep drawer and now I have them on a half wall.

Barb Wagar said...

The Ikea kitchen island with drawers is a great idea. I like that you pointed out that it keeps your ribbon dust free! I too keep mine in a tall 4 drawer dresser. I don't like open shelves because of the dust issue. Otherwize they have to be in a sealed plastic tote.

Kim said...

dont you just love ikea! so thankful to have a store kinda near me!

Renee said...

Definitely like the dust free option! TFS

Sue D said...

Great way to keep your ribbon organized and dust free!

lifeofdeb said...

great way to store your ribbons.

Jean Bullock said...

Great cabinet. The great thing about cabinets is that it helps keep out the dust. Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Dust-free...great idea!

Buffy Esser said...

I think this method would be more my thing,I don't have much space/wall to use!

Chris said...

Look at all that beautiful ribbon!!!Fantastic way to store your ribbon.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a neat way to store your ribbons. I love that cabinet idea. I am using some cabinet space for some of mine and the rest are in little baskets. And, I have a space limitation so not sure I could put another cabinet anywhere at all. But I will certainly keep this idea in mind.

Ria Gall said...

Hi
What a great ribbon storage solution and as you say dust free, fantastic
Ria

sandee said...

I wish we had an Ikea store near by, I see so many neat craft room ideas come from there! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Jennifer Scull said...

how nice to be able to open a drawer and see all of those gorgeous ribbons! thanks for sharing! :)

Naomi said...

Nice and organized

~Tammy~ said...

Fabulous idea! I am always looking for ways to store all the ribbon I have. I like that this keeps it dust free too!

Linda said...

I love drawers like this! To search and find that one special piece of ribbon you saved "just in case it's needed!" Thanks for sharing your ribbon drawers!

Created for this... said...

Gotta love Ikea and all there items that can be turned into great scrap room organization.

Ravengirl said...

Nice Charlene! Deep drawers would work well for me too. I feel your pain with regard to the whole wall issue. I live in an old farmhouse and my craft room is upstairs. I have sloped ceilings to contend with and only one wall that isn't interrupted by a door or window. Of course that wall has a sloped ceiling so I am in the process of finding ways to make the best use of the space that I do have!

sharon g said...

I love that they won't get bleached by the sun, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

I do love Ikea! Great piece!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Very nice! Love that piece of furniture!

Natasha G.P. said...

Such a good idea to have a table top and drawers for your ribbons.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love that cabinet. I store my ribbon on the wall on very small curtain rods from ikea.

McStamper said...

Thanks for a great idea.

by belle said...

Look at all that RIBBON!!! Beautiful.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a great looking cabinet. So pretty. And perfect size for ribbon too. Wonderful choice of storage...

Nikki said...

Love the way to show off for a small space tfs :)

Lucy said...

I like that island :) I like that your ribbon is protected from dust, since I am allergic to dustmites!

Chrissy said...

Great storage idea! I like mine tucked into a drawer too. Keeps them nice and clean.

Teresa said...

Wow! I thought I had a lot of ribbon. I like that you can line them up in the drawer and see everything. t.igo

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I love the island idea... I have a wall of storage on one full wall by the door (most of it for the doll house miniatures I do). On the opposite wall I have a long banquet table under a window with storage on the sides and on the back of the table. Then in the middle of the room I have another long table that I can move easily in either direction. If I am working on minis, I push the table towards the scrapping area. If I am scrapping, I push the table towards the mini storage. That way I have plenty of wiggle room at all times for whatever I am working on!! The wall between the mini wall and the scrapping wall is also lined with scrapping storage on one side of the wall and mini storage on the other side. It is like two rooms in one!!

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet little cabinet! Your ribbons look so pretty :) I store mine in drawers too, but I have the rolling plastic cart with the various sized drawers. Right now I have 2 of those drawers full of ribbon, but I need to clean out a third drawer for more! That cart is supposed to be for all of my different embellishment but I love ribbon and if I'm not careful, it will end up all ribbon... sigh. Wouldn't that be a shame - not! Thanks for sharing Charlene!

Caryn S said...

Gotta LOVE IKEA!! The scrapper's storage solution paradise! Great idea for ribbon storage.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Great solution! I love IKEA!

TracyM #6773 said...

Very elegant and practical storage!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

... forgot to say that it is great that you can use your storage as a worktop too :)

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so love the drawer of ribbons. what a fun and wonderful way to keep them

Mare said...

I love it! Too bad I don't have room for one in my work area.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful cabinet, and love how you store your ribbon in there!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Allyn Heald said...

Love all the storage ideas!!!

marylouh said...

that is a good idea to use the cabinet. It does dual-purpose - storage and work space. I wish I could find room in my crafting area for something like this.

marylouh said...

that is a good idea to use the cabinet. It does dual-purpose - storage and work space. I wish I could find room in my crafting area for something like this.

stamps&cars said...

I have a slat wall with clear shelves........4 shelves, 6' long sorted by color and stacked to the hilt!

Camerageek said...

good idea to be able to get something to move. That would work great for those of us in apartments!

DeeDee Catron said...

They sure do look tasty by color!!

jen said...

So very tidy- love it! :)

dragonswing said...

I love the island with the drawers. I separate mine by colors too but I only have wire drawers so they are not enclosed.

Barb Murphy said...

I have a small crafting area so this kind of solution would work perfectly for me. :)

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow... i am so in like with your ribbon and the display... if only i had the space...
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Carmen Nuland said...

I like this idea - keep it all contained in a drawer!

NWFlamingo said...

I have mine in drawers, on top of drawers, on the floor...

Trish said...

I really like this storage cabinet, very neat and tidy, but also hidden away

Brenda Kelley said...

Great idea for storage!

TN Granny said...

Love all this organization, thanks for sharing.

Laurel Mitchell said...

Nifty!

Caroline D. said...

I store my ribbons just like you do, but you have wayyyyy more!

greggers said...

The cabinet is a wonderful idea to store ribbon plus a work space. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Newlexness said...

What a great idea when needing to add some storage/work space to a room..I never thought of a kitchen island. Thank you for the tip and sharing your ribbon storgae. :)

Penny L. said...

that is a wonderful unit...pretty and those drawers being deep enough to house the ribbon spools....very nice!