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Published on August 10th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


New Use for Bygel wire basket

Bygel Wire Baskets

Description: I needed a better way to store ribbon in my craft room. Dowels are annoying to swap out ribbon spools, especially if you’re very particular about arranging your ribbon! I suddenly realized that the hanging Bygel wire baskets in my shower might work perfectly and they did :)

I went to IKEA and bought 12 BYGEL wire baskets. I removed the handles and hung them from screws in the wall instead. Now I can cut ribbon right from there or remove the baskets when working on a project that involves many spools.

I didn’t want the wire handles to go to waste, so I screwed them upside down from the side of a dresser to create magazine storage for project inspiration. I also used them in same way to hang the Bygel plastic containers as a way to store scrap ribbon.

I’m not even sure if this should be considered a hack, but I can tell you that had I seen this on Ikea Hackers years ago, it would’ve saved me many pathetic attempts at organizing my craft room!

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~ Jillian Pimental, Plymouth, Ma, USA

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to New Use for Bygel wire basket

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. We have tried dowels for jewelry supplies (wire & chain) but trying to measure one off the spool causes multiple ends straggling. Baskets that hang will be perfect. This is brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Brigitte says:

    Great idea! I got some of those white picture ledges from Ikea and have my ribbon, paints, glitter, etc on those. Works great. They never fall off, and I love not having to use dowels anymore. I wish I had those handles though. I was thinking they could be hung on the door of a cabinet (inside) and hang fabrics on them.

  3. Berit says:

    I think this is probably more of a re-purpose than a hack, as you suggested. (Well, the rack from handles is a hack.) Yet, it definitely belongs here and I was glad to read it it. :D Just because it doesn’t require a table saw doesn’t mean it isn’t a hack!

    I love to see things like this and also great examples of how to use ikea outside of the intended purpose of the product! I have thought up a few recently and was really excited by this as I have been contemplating my small ribbon collection recently. :D

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