Reducing the Bulk of Craft Ribbon

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Crafting ribbon on spools can take up a lot of space. Here is one way to reduce the bulk and make room for more supplies.
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I had two drawers in my craft caddy just stuffed with the round spools of decorator ribbon. There were spools sitting on top, too.

So last night while watching TV, I decided to fix it. I unrolled each one, and laid them flat in a pseudo roll of a new fashion. Now, they all fit in one drawer, sideways, giving me a second drawer for other things.

If you do this, I would use binder clips as the flattened roll was so thick the paperclips didn't work as well. Rubber bands might work, too.

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Or you could do the old "fake money paper bands" and just do a piece of paper and tape.

The second drawer now has poker chips, plastic lids for this year's crafts and the metallic star ribbon I couldn't flatten.

Ever searching for a way to consolidate things, since I live in a 480 square foot apt., this has really helped. Hope it helps you, too.

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