As soon as I saw this plinth sitting on a table at a yard sale, I knew exactly what it was destined to become - A Ribbon Holder!
Trust me, I don't always have this much clarity when shopping, but this time I did! The price was definitely right, so it came home with me.
Welcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop. We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY. I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you. Their links will be listed at the end of this post.
Back to the project...
A little measuring with spools of ribbon showed me I could get 4 dowels on this plinth with ease. I bought 4 dowels: a 1/2", a 3/8", and two 5/16" and marked the spots with pencil before drilling the holes. Sorry, no pic. I haven't mastered drilling and taking photos at the same time yet!
The reason for the different sized dowels was based on the holes in the spools of ribbon. I didn't want the larger ones flopping around. Neatness counts, right?
The bottom needed a little TLC:
Before attaching the dowels, I attached a piece of felt to the base.
Trust me, it will never happen again! Ha!
The four dowels were tapped into the drilled holes and not glued for two reasons. It's easier to disassemble for moving (remember, we're renting right now) and if one should break, replacement will be much easier!
The ribbon was added and it was placed on the floor for a pic.
Look at all that ribbon!
No, I do not have a ribbon problem, there's still have room for more!
The 11 spools right in front are from a Hallmark Store that was closing. I bought them for 25¢ each. Yes, there used to be more, but I used some of it.
OK, maybe I DO have a ribbon problem, but I now have great storage for it!
How do you store your ribbon?
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Before you run off, don't forget this is a blog hop and the rest of the team has some amazing upcycle/recycle/did-it-over projects to share with you. The links are all listed below: