Friday, October 9, 2009

Ribbon Holder

I made myself a ribbon holder. All I used was 4 Carnation Instant Breakfast Canisters, 2 wood dowels (1/4” x 12”),scrap wood, scrapbook paper, and paint.

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I cut the wood into 2 strips 3” x 15” and 2 strips 3” x 12”. Then I cut what was suppose to be just an “L” shape but I messed up on one strip and had to cut “T” shapes for it to work right.

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I then used wood glue and some nails to put the frame together and painted it.

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In between coats of paint I worked on the actual holders. I cut the metal part off the bottom of each canister and then stuck two together with duck tape. Then I punched holes into the lids for the dowel to go through.

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Then I covered the canisters using Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. Then using an x-acto knife I cut a slit for the ribbon to come out of.

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A couple of coats of varnish and the ribbon in place and she’s ready to hang!! I’m now one step closer to an organized office/craft room.

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13 comments:

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

That looks great! I've got an idea of a ribbon holder that I haven't been able to get around to. But now I really want to get it done!

Andy Porter said...

Those are so cool!! I was trying to think of some way to make ribbon holders for Christmas gifts!! Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for the link!

Connie said...

Ok, now that is an awesome idea. I have been struggling with two drawers full of ribbons that NEVER stay organized. Now there are no more excuses...I must make some of those. Thanks for the inspiration.

Misty said...

Found you from P@P -- this is genious!! I love it!

Stephanie said...

That is SO creative! I want to make one of those!!

Sparta Savings said...

This is awesome - I'm wondering if it would work with Oatmeal boxes - I wouldn't have to use 2 for each then. Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn said...

Using an oatmeal canister should work just fine. The benefit of the two cans is that I can easily access the ribbons to change them out from both sides.

Leanne said...

Great idea and it looks good too. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Smith said...

Well done, you are so crafty, I love it.

Care said...

That is so clever -- and so CUTE! I just might have to try this!!

Blake and Rachele Burtenshaw said...

oh my gosh I love this idea. Once I get moved I would love to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!

Whitelily said...

This is such a great idea! I like it much better than the clothes line I have stretched across the inside of my closet!

Ashley @ The Creative Place said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I have mine on a dowel rod and every time I try to pull some ribbon to cut it, the whole ribbon starts rolling off. This looks fabulous- I'm going to have to try it :) Thanks for sharing! :)

 

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