Creative Ribbon Organization

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how to organize ribbon

A few weeks ago I was browsing the hardware section at Lowes  and I came across these GIANT nails:

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They are about 8 inches long and they were only 59 cents each. I don’t even know what they are used for in the real world, but in my creative world, I had just the right project for them: Ribbon Organization!

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I am always looking to better utilize and organize my stacks and stacks of ribbon. I used to have all my spools on a few long wood dowels, but it never failed that I would need to access the one spool right in the middle, thus resulting in having to remove a bunch of spools and creating a big mess. Most recently I’ve had them in stacks organized by color on my ribbon shelf, which makes for easy access, but they are constantly falling over, and that makes a big mess too.

This new system keeps my ribbon in manageable stacks that don’t fall over. They are easy to see and easy to keep organized. Here is how to make it:

how to organize ribbon 1WOOD*, NAILS, GORILLA GLUE, PAINT & BRUSHES

*I bought planks of wood in the lumber section that were already cut to this size. They have quite a few different lengths and thicknesses available, so for a non-tool owner like myself, I was able to find a size that worked perfectly!

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  1. Paint your wood. Let dry completely.
  2. Following the directions on the label of the Gorilla Glue, place a small dab of glue on your wood. Be careful not to do too much as this stuff expands while drying.
  3. Place your nail on the dab of glue and let it dry for a few hours until it is fastened on nice and good. This was not hard, but it was definitely the most time-consuming part. Some of these nails stood up on their own and were super simple to glue down. Others did not and they kept tipping over and crashing down. For the stubborn nails, I had to hold them and blow on the drying glue for several minutes before it was dry enough to hold the nail in place. Again, not hard, it just took more time than my “instant-gratification self” would liked to have spent.

I am super happy with the results!

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What do you think???

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowes.

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Stephanie
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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Comments

  1. Clever and decorative as well. Thanks for the tip.