Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ribbon Jars DIY

 The other day I was trying to think of a new use
for my collection of apothecary jars.
I knew that I could fit spools of ribbon in some of them,
but it was a pain taking them out when I needed them.
So I thought of the straw holders you can buy,
that you pull the lid up and all the straws come up too.
I decided to see if I could replicate that idea.
Here's what I did.
I cut out foam core circles the same size
as the ribbon spools.

Then I cut an x in the middle of the circle 
with an exacto knife,
added some glue
and inserted a dowel.
I had to cut down one dowel so it would fit 
once it was inside the jar.

After the glue was dry I thread my ribbon spools 
onto the dowel, being careful not to overload it.
Then I dropped it into the apothecary jar.
Now when I need a spool, 
I can just pull the ribbon holder out of the jar
and take of the spool I want.

I think they look pretty all stacked up!
Bye for now!


lala said...

Absolute genius!!!! I keep my ribbons in glass jars also, and it is such a mess everytime I dump the ribbon out to get to the bottom. I am making these immediately - thank you so much for the fantastic tip!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :)

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