There are several occasions throughout a year when a person might need ribbon. Holidays, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries – they all call for ribbons of some sort. One of the problems with ribbon is that you rarely use all of it as you buy it. You wrap a gift or two, and after that, the ribbon waits and waits for its next job. Another problem with ribbon is that sometimes it’s sold with a little ribbon on a large roll. After you’ve used part of it you have to go get the tape and secure it to the roll. If you don’t, the ribbon unwinds, and likely becomes entangled with other ribbons and things.
Leftover lengths of ribbon, twine, yarn and such can be a real nuisance. Once they begin to unwind from their rolls it becomes a huge mess no one wants to straighten. Whether you have a craft room where you take on all sorts of projects, or a small area where you wrap gifts, it’s helpful to have an organizer for leftover ribbon and other materials.
Look no further than your refrigerator to find the organizer for your leftovers! If you’ve got an egg carton you’re nearly finished making the ribbon organizer! Be sure the carton you use is one that has not contained a broken egg; choose one that’s perfectly clean. The type of egg carton you use for the organizer can be any: Styrofoam or cardboard, a six-pack, dozen or eighteen-pack. The larger the carton, of course, the more ribbon and other items it can hold. Since it only takes a minute to make the organizer, and a few minutes to add all the ribbons, you’ll be finished in no time.
Lift the lid of the carton so you can see the individual compartments inside. Use a marker to make dots on the inside of the lid. Make one dot for each compartment and make sure the dot is centered over each section. Although it can be easier for some people to make the dots on the outside of the lid the ribbon will dispense easier the first time if the holes are made from the inside, out.
After all the dots are made use a nail or similar object to poke a hole through each dot. Roll leftover ribbon and other items into small balls and place one ball in each compartment. Push the end of the ribbon through its hole in the lid and pull it out a couple of inches through the top of the lid.
The egg carton ribbon organizer makes it easy to to dispense narrow ribbon, lace, twine, yarn, cord, sinew and other such materials. Your craft room or gift wrapping station will be so neat and orderly now!