3.31.2009

Easy ribbon scrap storage

You know those really cool ribbon pull bags? Well I think they are nifty but $34 is a bit much for something I have under my bathroom sink already. I have a few of these plastic kinda bags already that I'm not using. I think I paid about $1 for the small zipper pouch and maybe $5 for the other one but that was some time ago.
              
I used my Big Bite to punch holes. Trying to space them roughly even. I hate measuring so obviously I didn't do so. :) lol  Start threading the ribbon at the bottom working your way up. Once you have filled all the bottom holes move up a row. This may seem time consuming at first but you get the hang of it very quickly.
                                           
As you can see I'm not done with this one yet. I'm trying to go by color out of my ribbon "scrap" jar.
                        
I just snapped a picture to show you my progress. I actually have some housework I need to get on so I'll finish it later.   : )

24 comments:

Jaspere said...

What a great idea.

Joanne Travis said...

What a cool idea!! I love ribbon too and seem to have it everywhere.

Anonymous said...

I was totally thinking about that when I saw the price tag. I'm glad to know it works!

Songbirdtiff said...

This is really cute! What a fun way to transport your makeup.

I'm happy to see another Arkansan out here in the blog world. :)

Renee said...

I'm glad to see that someone actually thought of making it and it worked out. I also thought the same thing when I first saw these. I saw really cut bags at Wallyworld that your could coordinate with a scraproom. I take the obsession just a step farther.

Linda B said...

Smart idea!

Maddie Dean Photography said...

First of all, this is a super cool idea! I had never seen the pricey one! Way to be frugal! Secondly, you won my bunny clip give-away!!! Woohoo!!! So, if you'll drop an email to sea_ya at hotmail dot com and give me your mailing address I'll get it sent out asap!!

-Sarah-

DivineSibling said...

OMG, you are genius! This is perfect for cropping. I usually have my pages ready to go, but I always find myself searching for something to put my ribbons in. Now I can thread them through and have exactly what I need in a much smaller bag. Thank you!

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Jess said...

Hi...so glad you stopped by my blog, and sorry it took so long for me to visit. Life has been crazy!

Loved your blog!!! Come visit anytime, and I will be back soon!

Sara said...

very cool idea, much better than paying way too much money

Becky said...

Great idea.

Four11Lady said...

I think I'll go clean out the bathroom cabinet.......I know I have some of these that aren't being used!! GREAT IDEA!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

Elizabeth said...

OOOh spooky - we have both been making ribbon organizers today! I did a 'reels' one which I put on my blog, but I have a PILE of little bits and pieces, so I might have a hunt for some bags I can alter like yours.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl Walker said...

What a neat idea, and thank you for sharing :)

Ann said...

Too, too cool! Great idea!

Jennie said...

totally cool idea... I love the ones they have in the stores, but I am way too cheap to pay that much.... keep pumping out those ideas....

Dragana Skoro said...

Such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

MrsETaylor said...

Very cool idea.

Martha said...

oh great idea.

geekyscrapping said...

What a good idea!

*Sally* said...

how pretty, what a clever idea!

AimeeInOhio said...

hwat a good idea! I have tons of those little clear zipper bags.

Cr8ive ME said...

what a clever idea.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS