Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Ribbon Spool Solution

I posted my new shelves here the other week that I bought to try to solve my ribbon problem and I have to say that I’m thrilled with them. I also added that if any shop had some spare spools that I would give them a good home, well not one offer did I get but…. I did get lots of ideas on how to make my own. Then I got a phone call from my Mam telling me that her friend Mary had read about my spool problem and she came up with the most fabulous idea and here it is.

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Who would have thought it, I took myself off to our local charity shop and asked if they had any old videos and they had a massive bag full that I could have because they don’t sell them but keep getting them donated, So I left them a donation then my lovely man (Chris) took them apart and this is the result.

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Genius idea Mary thank you.

Don’t forget crafters, ask the owners permission before wrecking their video collection. he he he.

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33 comments:

Toni said...

OH has so many fishing videos that could do with a re vamp lol thanks Jak :)

Cally said...

What a fab idea. Now where are those old video's.....

Trudie said...

What a fantastic idea..... we have loads of old childrens videos that have been lying around for years.....OH will be so pleased when I tell him I have finally found a use for them!!! Thank you xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fantastic idea..guess who will be searching the cupboards tomorrow....ME


Anne

Mad Mary said...

What a great idea and thank you for sharing it with us too Jak.

Mary x

Dragonlady said...

Brilliant idea, now I can get rid of the kids videos usefully!!!!

Hugs Ali x

Denise and Louise said...

Such a brilliant idea - I love it.
Denise xx

Elaine M said...

Holy Cats and 17 Fishes would ya look at that!!! Fantastic idea!!!! I'm heading to the thrift store!!

Tammy said...

Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing!

Niccy said...

That is just fantastic!! And they will fit perfectly on my custom made ribbon spool holder that OH made me (block of wood with dowelling along the length - sits at the back of my workbench)!!
Thanks for sharing :)

Maryann said...

What an awesome idea, and we have loads of those old videos at the attic, so now they can come to a good use again here. Thanks so much to both you AND Mary for the great idea here. Hope you don´t mind, I pass it on to my friends too?

Dawn Frost said...

What a fantastic way to reuse something! Brilliant.

Vee said...

Woderful! I have a very large collection in my shed I'm sending the hubby in there tomorow. Thanks for that Jak
Vee xx

Merry said...

Oh how brilliant....off to the charity shop I go. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Great solution to your problem!
Yay!
Hugs
Dawn xx

jordiegirl said...

What a brilliant idea!

Millie said...

This is sooo cool Jak! I have a Gazillion old video tapes that I have recorded from the TV that I never have watched!!! Thanks for telling us about this recycle tidbit...

Barb said...

Jak, fantastic! I have dozens (at least) of vhs tapes that nobody wants and I couldn't even sell on ebay! Now I have dozens (at least) of ribbons that will get a new home! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

What a great idea.

Pam x

My'scardcorner said...

Brilliant idea Jak TFS
Myrax

lynn said...

good idea jak never thought of the using the video its self i use some old boxes from videos for storage, pens little pots of emboss powder etc waste not want not crafty people now i can use the video thanks from lynnx

Pinkllilac said...

Fantastic idea Jak, I can see hubbys vidio collection in my craft room now lol.
Hugs Linda

Wilma Knottenbelt said...

Fantastic idea. Lots of videos at my home! I was actually going to have some copied onto DVD as they are from precious family gatherings. After that I can destroy them! Thanks so much for sharing.

Pam said...

That is just a brilliant idea!!

Pam x

Thistledown said...

Thank you for sharing such a brilliant idea, I have a bag of videos waiting to go to the charity shop so I am off to see what I can do with them right now.

Reflections from Granny said...

Just love this idea, thank you for sharing. Hugs, Lori m

Ursula said...

Good grief, the best tip I have heard in ages, will definitely be doing that. Thanks Mary !!!! and thanks Jak for sharing it with us. Ursula xxxxx

PepPop said...

What a fantastic idea. Must keep a note of that one :) Jaqui x

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Jak--I missed your post on the ribbon storage! This is my new dilemma! Hmmm...can you tell me how wide the spools are please before I destroy the old tapes? Wondering if they will fit in the drawers I just emptied...?! Blessings, Sharon

sallysbitz said...

Excellent idea x
Flip .... I've thrown mine all out !!!!

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Dona said...

Brilliant, fantastic Idea!!!!

Christine said...

What a fantastic idea - your Mum has got a very clever friend there :-)

flutterbys-n-faeries said...

what a fantastic idea and to use recycled stuff is brilliant!!! Pity I gave all mine away to the local kids club...might just pay a visit to the charity shop tho ;o)