I have a drawer full of bits and pieces of ribbons that I won’t throw away because I always need some for wrapping a gift or table decoration. So to make it easier to find what I need, I decided to tidy them up.

Toilet rolls provided the perfect answer. Whether, like me, you just want to tidy up an unruly drawer, or you feel like making something a bit more creative, this is a really simple project.

All you need is a cardboard toilet roll. Take ribbons one at a time,wind them around the roll and secure with a pin.


Now, for the arts and crafts ones out there, you need to have two circular pieces of cardboard – I used the top of a shoebox that I was going to throw out.


Glue each piece to the top and bottom of the toilet roll.

Wind the ribbons around the roll and secure with a pin. Decorate any way you like.


Sue Taggart

As a child growing up in Kent “The Garden of England”, I thought that every family grew their own vegetables. I would help my grandfather in the garden and loved pulling potatoes and carrots out of the soil. These early experiences have given me a great appreciation for where our food comes from and a discerning palette for fresh, seasonal produce. As an avid reader, writing and storytelling is a passion that has only deepened over the years together with a growing concern for the health of our oceans and planet. We are facing serious issues with climate change and the clock is ticking…so it’s up to all of us to nurture and protect our home planet.