Sunday, January 3, 2010

How to store your Christmas Bows....

Here's a quick tip I'd like to share with you....
If you're like many people, this week you will be busy aking down all your Christmas decorations.  It's always bitter sweet to start packing everything away until next year.  I posted  HERE earlier about decorating your staircase.  I have lots of these large bows that I use for the staircase.






Here's the problem.... How can they be packed away so that they look just as nice next year when it's time to decorate?






Here's an easy solution....  Instead of packing them in a box, hang them up.  Here's of photo of how I do it.  These bows were from a clients home.  I had premade them and then brought them to her house.  This is how I store them until it's time to decorate.  Just  cut a long piece of curling ribbon and thread the curling ribbon through one of the loops of the bow.  I string about 3 bows per one piece of ribbon.  I then tie the ribbon  and hang it on a hanger.  I had about 15 bows on these two hangers.  When it's time to store them, I put them in the attic. I hang the hanger from a nail that I hammered into one of the 2x4's in the attic.  If you want,  you can cover the hanger with a large plastic garbage bag.  I don't even bother to do this.  When November rolls around I just grab the bows on the hanger and I'm ready to start decorating.  The bows look as good as new.  




Hope this easy trick makes storing your Christmas decorations a bit easier! Stop by Metamorphosis Monday to see more interesting ideas.....


10 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

What a fab idea. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings!
Gwen

southerninspiration said...

Very good idea!! thanks for sharing!

Suzanne

Donna said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Donna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for sharing a great idea..
hugs ~lynne~

Tardevil said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

RIZZI said...

HI SHERRY,
IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE MY LAST COMMENT TO YOU, SORRY FOR THE DELAY, YOU HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL IDEAS. I LOVE THE BOW STORAGE, THAT IS SO SMART, AND EASY. YOU HAVE A WONDDERFUL WEEK.
RIZZI....GIFTS FROM THE SEA

Bonnie said...

Beautiful ribbon! Your staircase looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing how to store them.

Mimi said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tip.

Mimi said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tip.

LoveRedCoral/Don'tHateMe said...

Adding "scrunched-up" acid-free, white tissue inside each loop will help prevent gravity from causing the bow to droop while stored. Less fluffing next year, too!!!

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