I used a crop-o-dile on 3/16th setting (and set as deep as possible) to punch holes in my large ribbon keeper. I threaded the ribbon thru the holes and pull and cut as the need arises. Please note: I did not use eyelets, but that is a possibility.
For my own sanity, I made a paper template before I started. I had every other hole at a higher level and the opposite ones a bit lower, thus staggering my ribbon pulls onto 2 rows. I taped the paper template on the front of the ribbon holder and then went to town punching.
For the time being, I am satisfied with the SU ribbon holder. It is not exactly what I really want, but it does suffice now that I can simply pull out my ribbon.
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2007 GMT Views: 4203
Registered: January 9, 2007 Location: Dravosburg PA Posts: 819
Sun, Mar 18, 2007 @ 4:36 PM
What do you have your used sponges in? I love the idea for the ribbon. I wonder, having ribbon in holders that are open, don't they get dusty if you don't use the ribbon daily? I am not into cleaning ribbon on a daily or every other day basis. My house gets dusty fast unfortunately.
Registered: August 12, 2005 Location: Michigan Posts: 3834
Sun, Mar 18, 2007 @ 4:38 PM
WOW -- this is great! I put 2-sided tape on the metal bar to tape my ribbon starters so they wouldn't fly all over, but I really like this idea also and might even do this if I get brave enough -- tyfs
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Registered: June 27, 2005 Location: Illinois Posts: 396
Mon, Mar 19, 2007 @ 3:57 AM
What a wonderful idea.
I haven't bought the SU ribbon holders because I didn't see them working any better for me than what I am using now (and having fly away ribbon) but since you have just shown me how much better I could make a ribbon holder work for me I may just have to buy them now.
Thanks for sharing your wonderfully creative idea.
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