washi & deco tape organization...sorta

I have been collecting washi and deco tape for years now...and now that this awesome tape is so huge, it's easier and easier to get a variety of wonderful patterns.

I often use a bunch of different tapes in my scrapbooking especially...I love the effect they can bring to a project. Recently I decided it was time to sort through my collection...and, truthfully, I was stunned when I was done going through my stash. I couldn't believe I had as many tapes as I did...and I certainly had forgotten about a whole lot of the patterns I owned.

I decided I needed a way to view all my tapes at once...they had been in a big canister...but it couldn't be too big...I don't have tons of storage. So, I started searching around my house and this is what I came up with.


I started in my kitchen...I grabbed a little cherry tomato basket...then I headed to my basement and "uprooted" some fake flowers from their little pot and found some styrofoam in the bottom. I grabbed that too...


Pretty, huh? yikes...

My idea was starting to take shape...

Then I grabbed some 12" dowels I had left over from my corker-bow-making days and about 1/2 hour later this is what I had...


I simply cut the styrofoam to fit into the little basket, covered the basket with some of my tape, stuck the dowels in & done. OH! I did decoupage  (with DecoArt's DecouPage) the tape to the basket because, as you may or may not know, washi tape is not the stickiest stuff around.

Now I can see every single roll of tape I own, and I can take some off the roll without disturbing the other tapes...


It's probably not the prettiest or most creative way to display/organize my stash, but it definitely works for me. And it was free...






So what do you think? I'd love to hear!

11 comments

  1. This is a great idea! I love how it allows you to see it all at once :)

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  2. What a great collection of tape ... and a great way to store it.

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  3. How clever! Love the idea of using dowel rods - perfect!

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  4. Wow, that is a lot of tape! Love many of the patterns you have. I think this is a great way to store it...stylish but functional.

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  5. That is an impressive collection!! I love a good storage DIY =) Where do you buy your tapes from? I'm trying to find some lace effect washi at the moment to use on wedding invitations, but can't find anything just right.

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  6. Love the way you organized your washi tape, Maggie! There's something rather Seussical and charming about it. Clever and do-able too. You have a terrific collection of tapes!

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  7. Bright, cheery and colorful - just like you!

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  8. Where do you buy your Washi tape? I have been wanting to stock up!

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  9. Gotta love free! :) Plus all the tape designs make it look bright and pretty! You DO have a ton of patterns! Love it!

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  10. Very creative! Curious... where do you find/buy/order your Washi tape? I've wanted to try it but can't find any locally. Thanks for sharing your ideas! AJ@queenofmynest

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