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a neat and green solution to messy piles of ribbons!
I love collecting scraps of ribbons. It can be an unused bundle I found in a corner of my house or a bunch of leftovers from a school project. I save them all up because you never know when you need it for gift wrapping or other crafting projects again.

But sometimes seeing those piles of ribbons can get rather depressing. Then I saw that TicTac on my table and I knew it's time I did something about my problem...

**i'll be taking clearer pictures of the dispenser soon

Posted by gwenstella from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See gwenstella's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab that messy, distressed pile of ribbon.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 2
    Step 2

    Finish a container of TicTac. You don't have to finish all at one go!

    Peel off the label slowly to make sure that you get a non-sticky container.

    Remove the cover.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roll the ribbon up neatly. This may require a bit more patience!

    Then insert the roll of ribbon into the container. One shortcoming of this dispenser is that the roll cannot be too big, if not it can't fit into the container at all.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make sure you leave a tail of ribbon (about 1 cm) outside the container.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 5
    Step 5

    Line the cover and the direction of the ribbon as shown.

    This arrangement helps ensure a smooth dispensal of ribbon.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 6
    Step 6

    Replace the cover with the ribbon tail peeking out of the opening like the one shown in the picture.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 7
    Step 7

    Close the cover while leaving a tail peeking out from the SIDE of the cover.

    Do not leave the tail peeking from the front as the crease at the front may spoil the ribbon!

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 8
    Step 8

    Tape the container lengthwise. You can use coloured tapes to decorate the dispenser.

    The tape is needed as TicTac covers become loose after the removal of the label.

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 9
    Step 9

    Open the cover to dispense ribbon as and when needed!

    A neat and green solution to your piles of distressed ribbons! (^_^)

  • How to make a ribbon dispenser. "Sweet" Ribbon Dispenser - Step 10
    Step 10

    TIPS: Other potential dispensers are candy boxes with just a small opening but big, roomy body. But the good thing about TicTac containers is that it is clear, so we can see the contents!

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CO + K User

my thoughts exactly! genius!
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BellaCorvette
BellaCorvette · 3 projects
genius!!!!!!
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The Petite Shop
The Petite Shop · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 16 projects
Very clever idea! Now I have a good excuse to eat alot of Tic-Tacs. =]
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asdfghjkl_amy
asdfghjkl_amy · Kilsby, England, GB · 70 projects
great minds think alike!! haha i do this too and posted a creation of it on here as well... it's really useful isnt it! Happy
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sahmof5
sahmof5 · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
Great idea!
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POOPU
POOPU
That is such a great idea Happy
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ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
i have a juicy fruit container and i KNEW it was going to come in handy.
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
thank you all! (^_^)
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DreamsInBloom
DreamsInBloom · Cedar City, Utah, US · 21 projects
Nice! I've used a Tic Tac container to hold my bobby pins in. I think that using one for a ribbon dispenser though is brilliant.
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Terri A.
Terri A. · Southern, Illinois, US · 1 project
This is flippin' BRILLIANT!! 5 stars for you!
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