I have went through several ribbon holders to find I love this one!! My last one I loved the look of, it was on dowels, but my problems was, when I wanted to take a roll off I have to take all the others off to... I got this idea with using rain gutters from someone else on here, sorry can't remember their name, but thank you for the idea!!!! I used the vinyl ones instaed of metal, alot better for me!!!