We often see questions in our community from members looking for storage solutions for their workspace. Today, we're sharing ten ideas for washi tape from our Creative Team.
Dana Fleckenstein : I recently put my washi tapes in a wide bamboo bowl from IKEA to make room for the new Color Theory items. What I love about this type of open storage is that I can see all designs at a glance so none gets neglected and then just grab whatever tape fits best for my current project. Also, it just looks like a colorful bowl of candy on my table!
Leena Loh : I have a huge collection of washi tapes that have been stored in baskets but it made it difficult for me to dig them up and use them on my projects. So, I went about searching for the "perfect" storage solution and finally found an idea which was inspired by this holder that was made from a spice holder. So, I set about to make one myself with the help of my hub. This washi tape holder is now proudly sitting on my scrap table! So, when I’m putting my Project Life spread together, I just reach over, pull out whichever washi tape that I want to use, tear them and stick them onto my PL card! It's so easy to reach for my washi tapes now just within an arm's length and I love that I'm making use of them more often instead of them being stored away in baskets on my shelf!
Amanda Caves : I love the color variety in my washi tape, so I chose to display them in the top of this two-tiered storage piece.
Natalie Elphinstone : I simply use a big glass cookie jar to store my washi tape. I've managed to fit over 60 rolls in here, and I just love rummaging around and searching for a tape that will work for the project I'm making. I keep this within visual range of my desk which helps prompt me to get them out often.
Lisa Truesdell : Washi tape is a staple in my stash - it's something I reach for on almost any project I work on! I keep my very favorites on my desk, and the rest are in these industrial drawers. There's no rhyme or reason to my organization, so I love that the drawers are just the right height that I can store the tape on its side and be able to see all of the designs at once.
Chari Moss : I like to store my washi tapes in small drawers I found at Target. I sort them by color so I can easily see what colors I have and find what I need. I like these drawers because you can pull them out from their casing which allows me to put the whole drawer on my desk when I'm working.
Barbara Picinich : As much as I would love my washi tape to be stored and sorted by color I just haven’t found a great solution yet that is super compact and will hold all that I have. Because of that my solution has been to just toss it all together in a white wire bin that I purchased in the dollar section at Target. The one benefit to this jumbled ‘must dig thru it to find what I need’ mess is that a lot of the time I end up finding something I wasn’t planning on using that I like even better. A definite plus when forced to deal with a decidedly unorganized stash of supplies.
Amy Tan : The washi tape craze has been around for a few years and doesn't seem to be subsiding. My collection has grown significantly and getting organized was a major task. It was a little out of hand just having them in plastic pasta containers. I think I have finally found the perfect way to store them in such a way where I can see them all is a total plus.
Julie Campbell : I've gone through a few different storage solutions for my washi tape collection over the years. As soon as I think I've discovered a great way to keep it organized, I quickly outgrow it. I have another idea in the works, but for now, all of my tape is in one large wire basket. I just rifle through it to find what I need. It's also great for cleanup because there's no rhyme or reason to this type of storage & the tape can just be tossed back into place.
Kelly Noel : I store most of my smaller embellishments and supplies in this old card catalog that my Mother in Law handed down to me years ago. She used to use it for her sewing room and made this dividers out of foam core board for her sewing supplies. As it turns out, they also work perfectly for storing my washi tape!
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