- A sturdy plastic
container with lid
- 5/16” Wooden
- A 5/16” drill bit
- Permanent marker
- Hot glue gun
- ¾ inch,
wooden, screw-hole plugs (alternatively, Tinker toys may fit these
dowels. I think they would be adorable on both ends, but would be glued on the finished end only.)
3. For dowel length, measure container’s width and add 2 inches to measurement. (The dowels will extend about an inch or so beyond the outside of the container.)
4. Cut all dowels to measured length. (Dowels are small enough to use a serrated knife to score around the dowel and then snap off the excess.)
5. Using 5/16” bit, drill holes in the wooden screw-hole plugs half way through. Put some glue inside the hole and insert a dowel, which should fit tightly.
When glue is dry, push a dowel through one hole in the box & load it up with ribbon. When full, push the dowel through the second,
I thought I might need something to secure the unfinished end of
the dowel in place, but the dowels fit so tightly that they stay in place without help. I secure the ribbon ends to the rest of the spool with
either a small tab of tape or a sewing pin.