Monday, January 7, 2013

Re-purposed Ribbon Storage





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You all know that I love to re-purpose and use what I already have.  I went thrifting and found some things I could re-purpose at a yard sale. I paid five dollars for it all. Here is the first item I re-purposed....




The lady must have thought I was a nut job because I wanted the lamp shade but not the lamp; the toy tool boxes but not the tools or blocks that came with them.  I also brought home a bulletin board and those two foam pool noodles. I have plans for it all - including the drop cloth it is sitting on - and I will post about my successes or failures re-purposing these items in upcoming posts.



Today I have for you the two little wood toy tool boxes that I re-purposed into Ribbon Storage. They needed a coat of spray paint from a can I already had, a night to dry well, and then they were put to use holding my ribbon spools. They really work well and are portable which is great for me because I often craft or sew in different areas of my house. Easy as that; what do you think? I love them :)





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60 comments:

  1. Your ribbon totes are brilliant! I have so many spools of ribbon that need organizing.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  2. Awesome idea! I'm using a shoe box right now, similar to your tool box idea. These would be so much nicer! I'm keeping my eyes open at yard sales!

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  3. Great idea! Can't wait to see what you make with the rest of the stuff!

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  4. Perfect solution! My ribbon spools are in a jumble in a drawer!

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  5. Perfect AND fun solution to the ribbon-everywhere problem.

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  6. Timely for me - I just found one of these containers in a closet and couldn't figure out what to do with it. Now, I know - drill some holes and add my ribbon. Thank you.

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  7. Great site. Nana of 5 with twins on the way!! How do I subscribe?

    canana3

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  8. What a great idea and a great job, too! You are so talented.

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  9. I love practical organization ideas. This is a good one.

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  10. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Found your post from the Kathe with an E party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  11. So smart! I have tons of those spools of ribbon and need to do something similar. Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social!

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  12. I really like your idea for storing ribbons - thanks!

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  13. I can say nothing but- TOTALLY AWESOME. what a great idea. I really need a better way to store ribbon too, thanks for sharing! stopping by from sugar bee and newly following!

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  14. That is just fantastic! What a great repurpose. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  15. I love this idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  16. What a great repurpose! I love having my ribbons where they are easy to get to. I'm addicted to ribbons.

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  17. Great idea! And it's handy that you can tote them.

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  18. What a clever idea! I will be on the lookout for these boxes now! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  19. OMG! This is brilliant! I have a 4 year old with a couple of tool boxes just like that. Be sure that when he's done with them they will not be going in the garage sale bin! Oh, and thanks for linking up to our Pin'Inspirational Thursdays. We love having you there!

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  20. What a cute and clever idea. I love seeing all the pretty colors and neat spools in a row.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Carolynn

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  21. Oh my gosh! What a great idea! Love this!!! New follower through the mercy ink link up!!

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  22. this is really neat! i love it!

    dropping by from make it pretty monday!

    huggies***
    rea
    http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

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  23. Very neat idea! I would love to have you share them over at my new Pinterest Power Party!
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/01/10/pinterest-power-party-1.html

    Chrissy

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  24. love this!!! thanks so much for sharing with our heart+home community at mercy ink :)
    lauren

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  25. Fabulous project! Love the idea!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  26. Love that idea! I will have to watch out for them at yard sales. Visiting from DearCreatives.com Have a great weekend.

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  27. Great idea. Thank you for linking this up with Show Your Stuff

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  28. Great idea Connie. They really worked perfectly! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  29. Nice idea! I'll have to keep that in mind while thrifting. My ribbons aren't that organized yet...but someday! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  30. That is a brilliant idea! I have been trying to find a way to organize my ribbon. My hubby is complaining about them being all over the house. LOL Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

    Kathy

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  31. Thank you so much for linking this up to our Crafty Showcase. We are featuring you today in our Show 'n Tell! Congrats! Later today we will be giving you a shout out on all our social media accounts! Have a great weekend!

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/13/recycled-ribbon-storage/

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  32. Great idea for ribbon! Stopped by from Sunny Simple.

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  33. I love the ribbon storage! I have mine up in my craft closet but I think the little tool box would work so well when I am actually working on a project.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  34. AMAZING!!!!! So fun! I live in Gilbert by the way. I hope you stop by to link to my blog on Tuesdays :) http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-2.html
    I'm visiting for the 1st time....great blog!! Nancy

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  35. Brilliant ~ that is all!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection!
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)
    Good luck!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  36. I absolutely love this idea!!! And it is pretty too!
    Found you through the hop and am your newest follower,
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  37. Ooh! So creative and I love that they are portable!! I came from Craft-o-maniac. I'm #69 - Come visit me if you have time!

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  38. SUCH a great idea! Now Im going to be looking for those tool boxes at yard sales!

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  39. Hi Connie,
    Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous work at A Humble Creation. This turned out great! And I loved your comment about the lady thinking you were a nut job. Hey, every good crafter looks that way sometimes! Ha!
    Jessica @ ahumblecreation.com

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  40. Oh my goodness, Connie, I soooo badly need ribbon storage! right now i have a giant ball of ribbon knots in a drawer and it is UGLY! :)

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  41. This is brilliant, thanks for linking up featuring later today!

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  42. What a great idea! I'm a new follower ;)

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  43. Great Idea! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest! Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  44. Such a great idea, Connie! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

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  45. That ribbon tote looks so pretty and is such a great idea!! Pinning this. Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

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  46. brilliant idea! I'm wondering who bought the blocks, that took courage to leave them behind, ha ha, don't think I would have been so strong! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  47. I love the ribbon idea! Right now mine are just in a basket and are begging the kittens to empty them out every chance they get. I will have to keep these kind of ideas in mind when I do my "shopping". Thanks!

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  48. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Feel free to stop by the website and grab your "I've been featured!" button.

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  49. I so need to do something about my ribbon disaster in my office. Can't wait to see what you do with the other items! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday, I featured you here http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2013/01/17/pin-it-thursday-18/

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  50. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational craft with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

    We can't wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/12/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-15/

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  51. Genius! I knew there was a reason I hadn't bothered to piece together that toolbox I had sprayed. A few holes & bam! ribbon storage. Thank you x100! ~ Dee

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  52. You've been featured on Busy Monday! Hope you will swing by and grab a featured button from the Button Box. Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday.

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  53. I stumbled upon this and it looks like a great do-it-yourself project that I can undertake in my garage for keeping my wires and strings separated. Beats having to untangle everything. Good job and thanks a million!

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