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Displaying Ribbon Decoratively ~ Ribbon Wound Clothespins

When I have scraps of ribbon, those that no longer fit on a spool or ribbon bought by the yard, I like to keep track of it either by winding it around clothespins,

placing the ones I like with phrases that are dear to me in a glass cloche

or placing in glass jars {mine are from Ikea $2.99 each}

In any of these cases, they are pretty to look at and are an easy and inexpensive way to organize. 

To wrap the ribbon around the clothespin simply start with the ribbon centered in the clothespin opening and wrap evenly around finishing off with a decorative straight pin.  I like to place these by the bunch in a wire basket for easy access.

hugs, mb new logo March 2016

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10 Comments

  1. All your ideas are so pretty. And your photos look like they belong in a magazine! xoxo

  2. Julia Stansel says:

    This is a fabulous idea! I have so much ribbon, trims and laces! Unfortunately I have way too much to display this way but will definitely keep this in mind for when I get so busy sewing I use up a bunch of what I have. Currently I had to take a bunch of old time cards and wrap my ribbons, laces and trims around. I have filled sets of those plastic drawer towers with them. Not very pretty but it finally got them somewhat organized and out of the way. Your ideas are always so pretty and appealing! Keep them coming!

  3. Jess @ The Colorful Ones says:

    It's beautiful! I love the pinned ribbon in the wire basket 🙂 p.s. I found you via the Homemade By You party at Pincushion Creations 🙂

  4. Very pretty and reminiscent of the past. Thanks for linking up.

  5. Amie @ Pinkapotamus says:

    I just adore this! I have TONS of scrap ribbon that would just look adorable displayed.. thanks so much for sharing your cleverness with the Pink Hippo Party.
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. Debra Kapellakis says:

    Great idea's and lovely photo's.

  7. Cute idea and very resourceful as well!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. Debi Bolocofsky says:

    Really cute storage ideas. Thank you so much for sharing with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". Hope you link again this Wednesday.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  9. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    Guess what I'll be doing today? Winding my big ol' bin of ribbon scraps on clothespins. Love the idea and am featuring your post on my Facebook page today.

    Jenn

    1. Once you get a rhythm of winding going it's relaxing. ; )