You know how I talked about how I wanted to focus more on my home this year? Definitely one thing I need to do is organize better. I'm pretty good at keeping the areas guests see clean and uncluttered. But if you could peek inside my bedroom, or even worse, my office/guest room/craft space, you would be shocked. Shocked, I tell you!
So, out of this desire, we're starting a new series here on Occasionally Crafty.
Just like Ben and Jennifer, or Brad and Angelina, we're putting two great things together: crafting and organization. Don't just organize it: Crafternize it! You'll see this series on Wednesdays, so I hope you'll tune in each week!
So, the first project is an easy one. Ever wonder what to do with all that ribbon you have? I've tried several different ways of organizing them. One idea I thought was great in theory was putting the spools on a pants hanger, like this.
So how do you get from the "before" shot to the "after"? Well, all you need is some of these and about an hour.
Take your ribbon off the spool, and tightly wind it around the popsicle sticks. I put wider ribbon on the bigger sticks.
When you reach the end, secure with a piece of tape.
My ribbon went from taking up a whole drawer and a pants hanger, to this.
Besides being organized, I was able to find ribbon I forgot I had. Let's just say, I don't need to buy any more green ribbon for awhile.
What is my problem?!?
Now, I had the bucket ($ section in Target) and the popsicle sticks already, but even if you had to buy them, this would be a really cheap purchase.
Now, I just have to figure out where to keep my bucket o' ribbon......
Linking this up to some of these parties: Come party with me!