Friday, November 13, 2009

Organizing my Ribbon

I have been asked several times recently about the ribbon pins showing up on my blog posts.
It is a fantabulous idea that comes from Nicole Heady @ {capture the moment}. I discovered her Ribbon pins and jars in January of 2008. You can find the post HERE. She gives an awesome tutorial on how to roll your ribbon onto these very inexpensive wooden clothes pins. [20 pins for $1 from the dollar store!]

A little "How To" for my Pinwheel Table Runner is coming soon....

17 comments:

Erin said...

What a great idea! I never thought to do that! You have the funnest blog to look through. Great inspiration!

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, how do people get to be so clever and artistic at the same time!? That is a great functional idea that is so attractive. Makes me want to buy more ribbon just to have a cute jar of those little ribbon clothes pins. Thanks for passing on this fabulous tip!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea, Jodi, and it looks so colorful.

southerninspiration said...

FANTASTIC idea!!! Love that...and it takes up a lot less space than what I have!

Suzanne

Wendy P said...

The ribbon pins are cute! Like little people. If they were mine, I'd draw little happy faces and hair on them for personality.

Great organization idea/

Karina said...

I did this a while back to try and save space with my ribbon bits...although I must admit, they don't look as nice as yours. I have to go now and color coordinate mine and put them in a pretty tin (instead of just thrown in a plastic shoe box). You'rs look so lovely.

Vals Quilting said...

that is such a good idea and you can you this for so many things like ricrac, salvages, etc
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

PunkiePie said...

Love that tip! I will have to file it away and use it when I move into my new sewing room... hopefully soon!

Andrea said...

I use these for some of my ribbons...my MIL painted the clothespins yellow, pink and blue (1 color per pin) and then hot glued 1 glass pebble to each pin head. I love them!!
Love your blog, I check back daily :)

Jackie said...

What a terrific idea!! They look like the clothespins my Nana used to use.

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea. I am trying to get organized and yet make everything pretty to look at in the bargain. This idea fits both. I love it!
Kate

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh! I'm going to hyperventilate! My ribbons are a mess -- this is perfect! I can just see another jumbo jar next to my walnut shell jar -- soon my cutting table will be full of jars!!!

Tricia Anne said...

What a fabulous idea and how pretty the ribbons look wrapped around the pins.
I can't wait for the table runner details. I just ordered one of your charm packs. :o) The table runner I posted about the other day will become a gift for my husband's mom. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Nedra said...

Wonderful idea! I have just been throwing all my trims and ribbons in a large container, and the other day I was thinking I need to do something better to organize them. Most of my trims have a lot of yardage, or are very wide, so I will need to come up with something larger than a clothspin. but this gave me ideas!

L Johnson said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Idea!!!!! I love it and would greatly benefit from doing this as I have a stamping/office area and a different sewing room.

Gale's Goodies said...

I recently did this with my perle cotton. It eliminated my tangled balls of threads in addition to looking fabulous in the glass jar I put them in. I could not find any of these clothespins anywhere but a craft store, but I am definitely getting some more for ribbons.

Love your blog!

Carrie P. said...

Very smart.

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