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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ribbon Shelf made from Foam Core Board

Hope everyone is having an awesome day in Blogland!

I've been itching to organize my ribbon and when bloggers post pictures of their craft room reorganized my ears perk up (and my eyes bulge with envy!) as I'm always curious how people organize their goodies.  I consider myself an organized person and definitely craft/scrap better when my "goodies" are organized.  I used to store my ribbon in four picture-storage type boxes (grouped by color families) and every time I wanted to use ribbon, I had to open each box to see what ribbon I had on hand and then decide what I wanted to use.  Let me tell you, it was a pain!  :)

Finally, when I saw that Denise over at www.paperpastime.com created a ribbon shelf from foam core board, I decided to give it a try.  I bought the foam core board at Wal-Mart.  Denise used white foam core board and my Wal-Mart didn't have enough pieces of white (3 x 20"x30" needed), but they had ample sheets of black, which fit in better with my craft room decor anyway!

If you're interested in the tutorial, Denise has them posted on her website.  Her directions are very clear and I had absolutely NO problem following them.  I will say though, when using the black foam core board, my excess glue showed a little where it seeped through when I was putting the pieces together.  I'm the only one who sees it so it really doesn't matter. :)

Here are some pictures of my completed project:


It appears sturdy enough to attach to the wall, so that's what I'll likely do with it.

Total cost of the foam core board - $12.  Creating this myself - PRICELESS!

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment with your email address and I'll be happy to try and answer them.

Thanks Denise for sharing your talent and awesome project with us!


Toodles, Jude

2 comments:

Joanne Cammarata said...

Jude I couldn't find the instructions for the foam core ribbon shelf over at paperpastime.com, help? Fellow crafter looking to get organized, Joanne_camm@hotmail.com

Kaylyn said...

I found the link after a lot of looking!
http://paperpastime.blogspot.com/2011/04/ribbon-holder-in-black.html for any one that still wants it!

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