Saturday, October 11, 2008

Papertowel/ Ribbon holders

Answering some of your inquiries...yes, I keep my ribbon on paper towel holders. The cuter the better, so I try to find them on sale. Sometimes I can get the nice metal ones a little dinged up at a clearance price. When the husband is not home I sneak his utility knife (I have been banned from sharp objects, with good reason, I'm a klutz) and I cut the centers out of the ribbon spools so that they will fit onto the holder. "Easy peasy" to quote the big sis . And...a quick note on finding thrifty ribbon...every once in a while Michaels has a 5 for $1.00 sale. True story, I wouldn't joke about matters of such importance. That is when I stock up. They only include the 1/8th and 1/4 inch ribbons in the sale, but those are the sizes that make the best embellishments anyway. (fringe for tassels, bookmarks, scarfs, etc.)
Also, I would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to all of you who have made me feel so welcome here in the more creative section of the Land of Blog, where craftiness runs a-muck and ideas seem to float around like electric current. It feels like one big cheery family of harmonious strangers. It is my new happy place.

21 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

How smart, I never thought of this. I have put mine on a dowel but I like this way better. Guess I will be hunting down some cheap pt holders from the thrift stores. Thanks for the idea! Glad your enjoying your new found blog. Blog folks are the best!

Meg said...

I've never thought about using paper towel holders for ribbon! What a great idea!

Valarie said...

Oh I am so doing this! I had thought about jsut using dowels (sp) but I really like this idea. :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Loved this post!! Last year I bought (on clearance from Pottery Barn) something very similar. It was three wooden dowels anchored into a large round base and painted white. YOU are such a thinker...way to go!
Alas...I made the fairy pixie and posted about it today. : )
Mary Lou

The Idaho Olsens said...

What a clever idea, I will have to "borrow" this idea from you...

Alysa said...

Love the idea. I knew I should have picked up that paper towel holder at the garage sales today. Who knew? Can't wait to be inspired by these "can do" ideas from you. Thanks for sharing.

Chauna said...

What an awesome idea! Love your new "spot" on the web! And the great thing is since I live 1200 miles away, I can copy you and no one here will have a clue!! They will just think I'm a super smart crafty girl!

Alysa said...

Very cool music. I think we'll use it as background tonight as my husband reads and I do ebay. Thanks.

Tausha said...

this is a fantastic idea! I see these all the time at the thrift store. Genius! MIchaels really has ribbon 5 for $1-how often does this happen-and is there a certain time that they do this? I must get on this bandwagon!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I have done this same thing! I found a pretty metal one I sprayed black and put ribbons on it. Ribbon is addicting. I love how you described blog land....soooo true! I added you to my blog roll so I don't miss out. cherry

Darlene said...

I have definitely got to keep my eyes open for some paper towel holders. Such a wonderful way to hold those ribbon spools. I don't even have THAT much ribbon and they are all over the place!!

KMR said...

Thanks for answering my question. Now i have to stock up on ribbon. You'll have to alert us when Michael's has a BIG sale! :)

Laurel MacD said...

Your ribbons look great this way. So glad you've joined the blogging world.

cakescraps said...

Great idea! I will have to file this one away for the future!

Julie said...

okay how smart you are I love this idea! I :)just saw a cute paper towel holder at the family dollar I'm on my way back. I have alot of ribbon

Kasey Hunt said...

What a cool idea.

Sarah said...

that is such a good idea!!

Alys said...

THIS IS A GREAT IDEA! I am so serious...I never thought about it and you should make them and sale them! Patent the idea for heavens sakes as that is just brilliant. I know what I will be going out and buying tomorow. Have a wonderful night xo, Alys

Jillinda said...

I LOVE this idea. I have so much ribbon and it is hard to remember what I have when it is just sitting in a drawer.

Lizzie said...

That is such an awesome idea. Very Martha Stewart of you. My ribbons are always getting disorganized and I've even bought special ribbon organizers from the containor store. However, your idea beats all. Love it.

ThiftyQueen said...

You're not the only one that's not allowed sharp objects!
But these are too cute! Good thing there's loads of thrift stores near me!

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