I have a lot of ribbon. I don't know if other people save every scrap of ribbon, but I do. I just love ribbon, ric rac, and trim. When I was thinking about how to decorate my sewing room, I knew I wanted to do something with glass jars and ribbon. Since my children are addicted to applesauce, I saved all the applesauce jars for a few months and "designed this piece of art". I put that in quotations because I hardly can claim credit for designing such a simple thing, and I don't know that it's really art- more just a practical and pretty storage solution.
Each jar contains a different color. Some colors have more than one jar.... like pink, which has three jars, so it is then sorted into different shades (hot pink, bubble gum pink, light pink, etc). When one jar gets full, I just make my kids eat more applesauce so I can divide it into two jars. :)
I have plans to paint this shelf soon, but not sure about the color I should choose. Thoughts?
Sometimes the ribbon does get wrinkled, but I usually iron it before sewing it onto a project. I just love the way it looks all squished in the jars!