Kitchen tip of the day = Make a Ribbon Dispenser Box

This handy box keeps ribbon rolls at your fingertips.

Begin with a sturdy cardboard container (I use a store-bought CD storage box from IKEA). With a utility knife, make a 1/4-inch hole in the center of both short sides. 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.

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