If you’re anything like me you’ll keep every bit of ribbon and pretty string that comes your way. Pyjamas are often wrapped in over 2m of ribbon when you buy them, charity shops seem to be filled with bags of loose ribbon and I don’t think I’ve ever received a gift basket without a piece of raffia entwined around it. I keep all of them. If you receive a gift from me and it looks even vaguely pretty it will be second hand ribbon, string or raffia aiding me in the pretty-ness. You wouldn’t mind though right. Those loose lengths and little wisps of ribbon can be a real pain to keep neatly stored because they like to get tangled up or generally just look like a kitten has climbed into them and gone mad. Ideally I’d store them on the wall somehow but for now I’m left with two drawers in my. Here’s how I prevent ribbon getting tangled up once inside the drawers, wait for it, it’s ground breaking *ahem*…with clothes pegs.
Just loop them up and place a peg on them to keep the loops together. I’ve used other methods – tying knots, buying fancy boxes, using bulldog clips and wooden pegs, none of them worked for me – most of them left marks. I’ve found plastic pegs work best, these particular ones are which I believe you can pick up in Oxfam I was sent this pack and some other eco friendly cleaning supplies from Eco Force. Plastic pegs don’t seem to leave as much of a dent as wooden ones and of course there is no metal component in these ones so rust isn’t a factor. I had to physically iron a piece of ribbon after trying out wooden pegs, life is far to short for that kind of larking around. I like to group smaller bits of ribbon of the same colour together with the pegs, it makes it easy to grab at a specific colour when you’re in a rush to wrap a gift and get the party.