Ribbon, bolts and bolts of it.. I love the stuff but it is also my nemesis. Rolling off spools, being difficult to store, you name it I had a problem with it.
After multiple failed attempts at ribbon organization over the years including the "on the dowel" method as well as the tidy but ineffective "in the box, with cute little holes punched in the side" I think I might finally have this PIA issue fixed.
What I had ended up with is what I kindly call the " big old crap pile of ribbon method"
This method had one advantage going for it.. the wicker trunk was easy to move around.. the rest not so much.
So after some thought and a riffle through the craft storage room for some foam core board that I cut in to 4x10 strips.
From there it was a friendly couple hours of ribbon wrapping done by a
Full spools stayed as such, the rest was wrapped on the core board and pinned to hold it in place. With a little luck this method will be right one for me.