This instructable was created as an entry in the Esty and Instructables collaboratory Sew Useful contest. It will take you through the materials and steps needed to create a segmented, hinge-topped box designed to dispense spooled ribbon in an organized and efficient way; a perfect contribution to any crafters' shelf.
Step 1: Gather materials
You will need the following materials:
1. Illustration board -black, 18" X 24"
2. Decorative paper, 18" X 24"
3. Cutting mat
4. Metal ruler
5. Craft knife
6. Single hole punch
7. Permanent spray adhesive
8. Acid-free glue stick
9. Gaffer's tape, black
10. Folding bone
11. High temperature glue gun
13. Charcoal pencil, white
NOTES: You can substitute any type of sturdy cardboard material for the illustration board; however, I like the black material and I happened to have it on hand.
Make sure your hot glue gun is a high-temp version. The higher temperature means that you can make adjustments to your positioning for a longer period of time than with the cold-temp guns. With that in mind, be careful of your fingers!
Gaffer's tape is just a really sticky kind of masking tape.