While searching for ideas on what to do with wooden spools I came across this Etsy seller’s site in Etsy… DesignsbyDuane. These spool ribbon holders are really nice and simple. You can buy from DesignsbyDuane (or others – we don’t sell these) if you prefer ready-made with no further work. If you want to make your own custom version, just buy wood dowels, ball dowel caps, and cuphooks from us! One possible improvement on the design: Add r-cotter pins or linch pins to the end with no balls to prevent dowels from falling out of the cuphooks from happening.