It's a good problem to have. Ribbon. So much ribbon. A while back I ran into a problem of not having enough storage or a way to display the finery that is offered at May Arts. The Ribbonistas at May Arts decided to join together in a hop to showcase the ways we store our ribbon.
I discovered the wonders of cranberry crates-the texture, the colors. I thought how cool these woudl be for a shelving unit. Wisconsin is known for cranberry marshes (and cheese production) so it wasn't too difficult to drive down the road, stop by a marsh, and ask to purchase a couple of crates. At about $15 for three of them, I was well on my way to new shelving. With the help of a handyman, we disassembled one crate to use as shelves in the other two, and hung them side by side on my wall.
Then began the fun task to fill them up! I sort my ribbon by product line. I have silks, beads, bakers twine, burlap string, grosgrain, lace, linen...the list goes on an on! I just stack the spools on top of each other. Sometimes it gets a bit messy, but that is when I call it creativity at work!
I also have another crate with no additional shelves. It is a bit more weathered. On this crate I keep a jar of ribbon scraps and some old glass bottles sometimes used for props.
Today is the second day of the hop and I'm the last stop, please be sure to check out the links of the Ribbonistas below from yesterday (and I included the ones for tomorrow too)! As always, there are more details on the May Arts Blog too!
Gini Williams Cagle
Karen Baker (me!)