Ribbon Organizer Box
This handy box keeps ribbon rolls at your fingertips.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006
Perhaps it's time to graduate from the shopping-bag school of organization. Ribbons will stay untangled and ready to use in this easily made box (a shoebox will do). Use a utility knife to make slits. Or use grommets; you can find them, and the tool to install them, at hardware stores.
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Sturdy cardboard container
Utility knife or grommets
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 dowel to length of box, and slide through box and spools. Press a wide thumbtack on each dowel end (this keeps it from shimmying into the box).
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.