Thursday, April 12, 2012

Craft:Phone book turned Ribbon organizer

There are two things that bother me. Phone books and my ribbon all over my sewing table. Well, really there are more than two things that bother me but for the purpose of this post those two things REALLY bother me.

I think phone books are a waste. 

We never use ours since something better was invented:

The Internet.

So as I was moving ours from the front lawn to the recycle bin I remembered my pile of ribbon.

I have been searching for something to hold all my ribbons and keep them organized but have yet to find something that I thought would work. I had dowel rods and thought I would get wood one day to drill into and make my own ribbon organizer. But I'm not very good with power tools. 

Then I had an idea.

I don't need wood when I have a phone book I will never use! I poked holes with scissors (probably a better way to do this) and stuck my dowel rods in.

I covered the phone book with a scrap of fabric and had my daughter scribble on it with fabric markers. You could probably use nice fabric and make it look prettier but I had a helper and thought this would be a great way for her to get involved.
She helped stack them too! 
 See how happy I am! I found a great use for an otherwise unusable phone book and I have organized my ribbon! Yeah!


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