Pegboard ribbon/dowel holder

Pegboard ribbon/dowel holder

Finished project mounted to pegboardWe have a set of IKEA drawers in our basement with all of our wrapping paper and gift bag type stuff. On the wall above it was a pegboard that we have have hung all of the scissors, tape, etc.

My wife used hooks to hold dowels for rolls of ribbon, but they didn’t extend far enough from the pegboard (given the diameter of the rolls at least) so the hooks would often fall down when you pulled on the ribbon.

Graphic of the dowel holder designed in Illustrator

I whipped up these dowel holders in Illustrator to securely hold two 3/8″ dowels far enough from the pegboard to accommodate the ribbon.

Small tabbed feet keep the holder from falling over, and small holes were included to thread zip-ties through to attach it to the wall.

They were cut from scrap lite plywood at NovaLabs on their 100w laser cutter.

Overall, it is working great! Check out a vectored PDF here: Ribbon holder.

Single ribbon holderA pair of wooden dowel holders

Kudos to Fisher-Price for repairable toys!

Fisher-Price Doodle Pro - broken
No more erasing for this Doodle Pro 🙁

Maybe not quite as timeless as an Etch-a-Sketch. but I think Magna Doodles are still pretty popular. I had one as a kid, and now my kids have a Doodle Pro by Fisher-Price.

Now, while I may give this 3 stars on a product review for breaking in the first place, I have to give kudos to Fisher-Price for making this particular item SO EASY TO FIX!

Six Phillips head screws!

No adhesives or clips!

A quick bit of glue to reattach the magnet strip to the swiper, and bam, a $25 toy is kept out of a landfill.

Thanks FP!

Phillips head screw
No security bits needed, and no adhesives or clips to fuss with!
Swiper arm with no magnet
The adhesive on the magnet failed and it came off the swiper arm.