This handy box keeps ribbon rolls at your fingertips. Begin with a sturdy cardboard container. This one is a store bought cd storage box.
With a utility knife,make a 1 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.