All I can say is....why didn't I get one of these sooner! Here is the 36" Ribbon Organizer that I got a couple of weeks ago. Right now, I am using in on my table before I move into my new scrap room and it works this way too! Only problem is that you can't use the bar below for your clip-it-up needs until you hang it on the wall.
If you're anything like me, you love to buy trim by the yard, and you have quite a bit of it, sitting in a tub somewhere! When I got my Simply Renee Ribbon Organizer, I immediately thought of my trim. How could I organize my trim in an attractive and practical way?
Well, I am happy to say that I do have a couple solutions to share with you and a mini-tutorial on altering your trim.
1. Create Your Own Ribbon Rolls
2. Wrap Your Trim Around Existing Ribbon Packaging, or Make Your Own With Chipboard
3. Misting Your Trims Ahead of Time With Colors You Love
HERE IS THE MAKE SHIFT RIBBON ROLL:
Paper Towel Roll
Step 1: Depending on the width of your lace/trim, but a piece of paper towel roll a little larger than the width of your trim.
Step 2: Tape one end of your trim to the roll and start rolling it up!
Step 3: If you like to keep track of who makes what product, then simply print out a label and paste it on the inside of your new roll.
Step 4: KEY to this working....you will need to place your hand made rolls in between regular ribbon rolls to keep them in place. See below for example.
Now that we have one solution for trim, let's get to another one! This idea uses the clip-it-up section of the Ribbon Organizer.
WRAPPING TRIM IN STYLE:
Large Chipboard Pieces
Staz-on Ink (or other)
Step 1: Decorate your chipboard piece by painting one coat of acrylic paint, let dry, then stamp a background stamp with Staz-on ink.
Step 2: On the back, start taping your trims, and wrapping them around the chipboard one by one. Keep in mind that your clip will need to go in the middle to keep it hanging straight.
Step 3: Continue until you have covered your chipboard. Use tape or a pin to secure the ends of your trims, whichever you find easier. You are now ready to clip-it-up to your Ribbon Organizer in style!
AND you can also use old ribbon packaging boards, DON'T THROW THESE AWAY! I took some Christmas ribbon on a board from DCWV and just wrapped on my own trims. These boards are made for ribbon, so you should remember that you can hold on to these for your Ribbon Organizer.
The Final Look: