Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006
This handy box keeps ribbon rolls at your fingertips.
Sturdy cardboard container
With a utility knife, make a 1/4-inch hole in the center of both short sides of a sturdy cardboard container.
Place ribbon spools in box. Cut a 1/4-inch-thick dowel to length of box, and slide through box and spools; press wide thumbtacks into dowel ends.
Cut slits for ribbon, and pull ribbon ends through. For a polished look, attach grommets using a grommet kit (available at hardware stores), and label side of box.