I’m always having trouble keeping my craft room tidy, and one thing I often struggle with is storing loose rolls of ribbon, which easily get tangled if you don’t pin them
I’m going to show you a really inexpensive and neat idea for ribbon storage and show you how to make a ribbon dispenser box. This DIY craft project will take you less than 10 minutes
You will need a box made of thin card. A good place to get these is from a cake shop or bakery, plus a ruler and hole punch (which I bought from Staples), and a scrap piece of paper. Calculate your measurements on your scrap paper and punch out the holes. This will ensure that your measurements are correct and you don’t punch unwanted holes straight in to the box. Through the holes on the scrap paper, mark the cake box with pencil
Punch the holes out of the cake box ensuring they are straight and measured correctly (Here I have done a straight line in pencil so it looks neat)
Remove any pins from your rolls of ribbon, and one by one thread the ribbon ends through the holes. To make it easier cut your ribbon at angles
Keep adding your ribbons until the box is full but don’t over fill it as the rolls won’t be able to rotate (your ribbons need to move easily inside the box)
Close the box up and cut all of the ribbon ends at a slight angle (if you haven’t done so already) as this will stop them from fraying. You could also have several boxes and colour coordinate them
Boxes can also be stacked on top of each other in a cupboard and this makes great space saving storage. It’s also a great way of recycling unwanted boxes, and a good way of supporting your local cake shop even if you’re on a diet!