In my effort to clean out and re-organize my crafting/sewing studio, I needed more space for my ribbon. I’m not a professional crafter, like many of you out there, so I’m sure my little collection of ribbons is nothing compared to yours — but it’s still more than a box will hold.
I wanted to be able to see all of it at a glance, and a box just isn’t the way to accomplish that. My husband had put a couple of dowels through a piece of 2 X 6 a few years ago, but I have more ribbons now.
I think what he did for me this time was ingenious!
We had one of those inexpensive, little three-legged tables that you can get at Walmart; the kind where you screw in the legs and you definitely don’t want to put much weight on them. It was in pieces in our garage and hadn’t been used in decades. He removed the metal pieces that are on the underside of the table-top; the ones that you screw the legs into.
Then he drilled five holes into the table-top, cut the five dowels to 36-inches long, and glued them into the holes. Now I have five dowels for my ribbon.
I took it out into the yard on this windy day, and spray painted it (and my beautiful lawn) white.
You can see that my space is a complete mess, but by the end of the week it will be completely reorganized and I’ll be able to focus on the things I most enjoy doing.
Now, here’s the really ingenious part…
I wanted it to spin, for easier access to the ribbon, but I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on wheels or rollers. I happened to think of an old lazy susan and wondered if he could attach it to the underside of the table-top and then it would turn.
Sure enough! Although you can’t see it in the photos, he attached the lazy susan to the underside of the ribbon holder and now it turns on a dime!
AND — I still have room for more ribbon!
Now back to my purging.