I am in the process of cleaning out my craft room. While I'm sorting things out, I decided to designate a drawer to ribbon...
.... then that drawer split and begat two more drawers, one for loose fabric ribbon, and one for spooled ribbon; then that drawer begat three drawers, one for curling ribbon, one for wrapping ribbon, and one for raffia .... and so on and so on through every type of arts and craft supply under the sun until I filled an entire wall of drawers (thank you Ikea Antonius). There was a lot of sorting and dividing. A lot of begats. It's practically the Old Testament up in here.
I had five or six bags of plastic bows floating around the house — some salvaged off of gifts, most purchased at after Christmas sales for 50cents or so. Now that they are consolidated, it's quite the collection. The sad part is, even though I have made some into peonies, I don't even remember the last time I gave a gift with a bow on it. Why am I saving them?
***ALTERNATIVE GIFT TOPPERS (AKA: MORE STUFF THAT WILL PREVENT ME FROM DEPLETING MY BOW COLLECTION. WHICH ISN'T REALLY A COLLECTION SO MUCH AS A SIGN I NEED TO QUIT BUYING SHIT THAT I WILL NEVER USE) ***
- Cupcake Liner Gift Topper (yet another thing I already collect!)
- Children's Drawings Turned Into Bows
- Junk Mail Accordion Fan Bows
- Candy Seals From Stickers and Ribbon
- Plastic Bag Pom Poms