Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial {repurposed birdcage ribbon dispenser}

remember my 'inspiring' birdcage?
it has re-inspired me to create a newer purpose for it.

first i went to Michael's and bought some 3 foot dowels, 5 for .59 cents ea 
then i cut them in half.
i could have used a circular saw but that is scary so
i used some pruning shears instead. why not?
they worked great.
i slid the dowels into place
here is my problem
a laundry basket full of ribbons
they have been in buckets and baskets falling all over the place
getting in my way.
i am so excited for this...
just slide the ribbon into place.
pull a little bit out of the spool through the birdcage.
and viola!
put it on a lazy susan and spin it for easy access while you whip out lovely creations.
no glue, hammer, screws or circular saw :)
easy peasy!

have an inspiring day!
don't forget about the giveaway :)
xoxo
krystina

17 comments:

  1. Amazing idea! I so wish I had room for this!

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  2. Oh that is wonderful! Now where am I going to find a birdcage like that?!?!

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  3. That is so fabulous!!!! Great idea!!!

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  4. Ridiculously awesome! Love, love, love this idea!

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  5. THAT, my friend, is AMAZING.

    Amazing.

    Love, love, love it!!

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  6. I don't have a bird cage or near that much ribbon, but I love this! Great work :)

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  7. pure creative genius! let me in that brain of yours! :)gina

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  8. so creative...i just love it!

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  9. Great one! Now if I only had a bird cage and room for it. Hm... I guess I'll have to stick with my random bag of ribbon everywhere for now.

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  10. Love your blog - love all of your fun ideas.....Are you interested in being part of Petit Soleil's (in SLO) Fete d'Arte on July 24th from 1 - 4pm? It is a small but fun art fest highlighting fabulous artists and their wares - If even remotely interested, please email me at reservations@petitsoleilslo.com
    You can see some pictures from last year's fete here
    http://tttwithtoulouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/fete-darte.html
    Cheers! Dianne

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