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This ribbon organizer is made from a recycled tin can

Posted by Mary Beth from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Mary Beth 's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. Ribbon Organizer - Step 1
    Step 1

    All you need is a tin can with the label removed. Make sure you wash out your can and that there are no sharp edges.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. Ribbon Organizer - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used a line that was already on my can as the mark for placing a straight line of holes using my Crop-A-Dile. If I chose to add more holes I could have used a nail to put another hole below the furthest point that my Crop-A-Dile would go.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. Ribbon Organizer - Step 3
    Step 3

    So that the hole edges weren’t sharp I used my Crop-A-Dile to add eyelets to the holes. This also gives the can a more finished look.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. Ribbon Organizer - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, I dry brushed my can with some pink craft paint {use any color you wish!}. I applied 3 coats.

    When all was dry I used a rubber stamp and a gold paint pad to stamp on a butterfly. I had a little rub on crown left from the Dollar Store Princess frame I made last year and put that on my can as well as the number 5 {stenciled on in white} and then rimmed in gold paint. I also rimmed the eyelets with the gold craft paint.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. Ribbon Organizer - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add your ribbon spools to the can one at a time feeding the ribbon ends through the eyelet hole.

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