The humble tin can is versatile enough to turn into a Wi-Fi extender or a portable camping stove. And it has uses in your crafts too, as Cupcakes & Crinoline shows how to turn a used tin can into a convenient ribbon organiser.
The basics of the hack are to grab an old tin can and punch holes in a line on any one side. The holes will have sharp edges, so smooth them (you can try using coarse grain sandpaper) or install eyelets.
You'll need to then put your ribbon spool inside the can, and thread the end out of one of the punched holes. One ribbon per hole, so make sure you punch accordingly.
And that's it! You can seal up the can so that the spools don't fall out. The original blog post, linked below, also has step-by-step photos and tips on how to make your ribbon organiser tin look pretty with some paint.
The same trick could be used for other materials too, like twine, string or rope. It's bound to be a good addition to your DIY wrapping station.
Ribbon Organiser ~ Recycled Tin Can [Cupcakes & Crinoline]