Here is another great idea for ribbon storage. I found this on Modhomeecteach blog at http://www.curbly.com she has some great ideas and this was one of them.
Turn an oatmeal box, baby wipe container, corn meal box or any other cylindrical container ( I think a Pringle’s can would be great) into a fabric covered pretty ribbon container. Covering the container with fun fabric could easily turn this into the perfect handmade gift for the crafty friends in your life. See below for step by step instructions and photographs.
You will need:
gimp or other trim for top
dowel rod (optional)
What to do:
1. Using a straightedge, draw a one inch wide rectangle running the length of the oatmeal box and cut out the rectangle.
2. Measure the circumference and height of the box, adding one inch to both measurements.
3. Cut your fabric to the determined size.
4. Spray adhesive onto the oatmeal box and wrap the fabric around, stopping short of the end.
5. Run a line of fabric glue along the cut edge and fold over to form a finished edge.
6. Finish wrapping the fabric around the box and secure the edge with fabric glue.
7. Run a line of fabric glue or hot glue along the inside top of container and fold fabric down until it is secure.
8. With a pen, draw a line down the center of the fabric that is covering the cut out rectangle, stopping an inch short of the end and then continuing the line out to the right and left corner in a “V”.
9. Cut fabric along drawn lines. Apply glue to the edges and fold ‘flaps’ to the inside corner of the container. Hold tight until fixed securely.
10. Trace the top of the container onto your fabric. Cut out, glue onto the top of the container and add gimp along the cut edge.
11. Cut a piece of dowel rod to run through the ribbon spools. You could make several of these containers and string them through one long dowel rod that you hang handily above your craft area.
Thanks modhomeecteacher, this is a fun and creative way to store ribbon, not to mention cheap.