Today the MFT Team is back with another installment of Organization for Your Creative Space. This time we’re sharing our button and ribbon storage solutions.
Buttons and ribbons are tools of the trade when it comes to adding those finishing details to our projects and packages but they can quickly overwhelm us in volume and sheer number of color, shape and size options.
Let’s tackle the buttons first. :)
MFT buttons are are sold in a quantity of 3.5 ounces which fit perfectly in Ikea’s RAJTAN spice jars. They’re sold in packs of four for just $3.49.
I label each jar by simply peeling the color label off the button packaging. I trim the ends and adhere to the bottoms of the jars. The labels look as if they are curling up on the ends but they are not. That is just the shape of the jar.
They’re functional and pretty. :)
I have my ribbon in a couple different locations. Most of it is found, organized by color, in plastic drawers located just below my buttons. I haven’t bothered to label each drawer as I can see through to the colors inside. But looking at them now, I think they’d look better with a label. :)
I have two drawers of MFT ribbon, each card labeled with the ribbon color. (They are all handwritten as I didn’t own a label maker at the time.)
On a shelf to the left, I have a ribbon carousel where I keep my crocheted/lace trims and a jar for scraps.
To the left of that, I have another ribbon storage “cabinet.”
I keep the doors securely closed to prevent this from becoming a big cat party.
That’s a peek into my button and ribbon organization. Be sure to check out the MFT blog for links to other participating DT sharing their craft space today.
Thanks for stopping by!