We wanted to share with you an ingenius idea we found on the blog, Bee-Inspired. The blog’s author, Gabi, is a South African teacher, living in South Korea, who teaches English and loves to craft and cook. She sure inspired us…welcome Gabi, and thanks for sharing your idea with us!
I’m always amazed at how quickly my craft area goes from organized to absolute chaos. I have also realized that I often don’t use certain things because they get lost in between all the other stuff and I forget that I have them. My ribbons, lace and elastics are usually all tangled up and sometimes I find a ribbon and think: “this would have worked so well in my previous project, if I had known that I had it.”
I took science at school and although I didn’t always understand (listen) much I did get one thing. The Law of Energy Decay states that every system (in this case my crafts) left to its own devices always tends to move from order to disorder (chaos). There you have it – the reason why my room never stayed tidy when I was in school and the reason why my craft corner looks the way it does now.
Here is a simple project I made to store my ribbons and lace, and I even recycled a bit (patting myself on the back) while doing this.
You will need:
1. Cut the toilet roll
2. Place it around the hanger and tape it closed
3. Wrap ribbon/lace/whatever around the roll and do this with as many rolls as you need. (If you don’t want the ribbon unwinding every 2 seconds I would advise using a pin to secure it)
4. Ta DA!!
Some superheroes have one archenemy that they fight continually throughout their lives. One of mine is the ‘tendency towards disorder’ – the score for battles won is not in my favor BUT at least I’m on the scoreboard now:)
I hope this helps you sort through your ‘missing’ treasures, although I’m sure you are all very organized
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