Love washi tape but don’t know how to organize and store your collection? Here are five ideas you can try out and adopt your favorite method.
Washi tape is a staple for crafters, planner lovers, teachers, and moms. It’s easy for your collection to get out of hand because washi tape is affordable and comes in so many cute colors and patterns. So how do you store washi tape so it’s easy to access but is still neat and tidy? Here are five ideas for any budget and storage space.
Washi Tape Storage & Organization Ideas
1. Horizontal Rod. A rod is a great way to hang up washi tape. It puts them front and center on display, but also allows you to pull the tape right off the roll without having to remove it. It’s like a giant tape dispenser with multiple options.
In my old craft room, I hung my washi tape on wood dowels and sat the ends on pegboard hooks. And in my new craft room setup, I store some of my washi tape on the rods of my DreamBox. (I have more stored inside the DreamBox totes, too)
2. Paper Towel Holder. This is a great idea for small washi tape collections and teachers. You can drop the tape rolls right onto the paper towel holder and pull the tape off sideways without having to remove it from the holder. Or if you need to pass them out to students, you can turn the paper towel holder upside down and just dump them all out onto a tray.
3. Large Serving Bowl. I love the idea of keeping washi tape in a bowl on a craft table because it’s fun to look through them and choose the one you want. This way is more “contained” and less “organized” because you can’t see them all at once, but it’s a perfect storage option for you if you don’t have a lot of space or washi tape rolls on hand. You can also keep your favorites in a bowl and the others in a different location.
4. Lined Up In Containers. If you have a lot of washi tape, this is a great method for you. You just grab any type of container (bonus points if it has a lid) and line up the tapes in neat rows. As long as the container is nice and full, they’ll all stand up easily, but you can add silverware trays to keep them in place if you need to. (This is how I have my overflow collection in my Dreambox.)
5. Reusable Zip Bags. These bags are technically made for storing snacks and lunch items to cut down on plastic waste, but I love to use them for washi tape storage, too. They’re inexpensive, usually clear or semi-transparent, and you can write on them with a Sharpie to categorize by color or occasion if you span into multiple bags.
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