Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Washi Tape Holder

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Ours was pretty low key. My parents hosted this year but we kept it very small, only my family (mom, dad, and sister) and Chris with his mom. My extended family doesn’t live in town and Chris usually doesn’t do Thanksgiving with his extended family. Last year I hosted Thanksgiving for the same people. Even though it was small, it was still stressful! Luckily I didn’t have to roast a turkey, only a ham, as none of us are big turkey people. Still, it was stressful, but my mom and Chris’s mom sort of took over. I was okay with that!

This year we did do Black Friday (well, really it should be called Black Thursday Night). We waited in line for nearly three hours but managed to snag a new TV for Chris’s mom and us! So it was a good holiday.

Now on to the tutorial:

Who here has jumped on the washi tape bandwagon, yet? Well I have and I love it! But with all my new tape I wanted somewhere to store it all. So when I saw this post from Teal and Lime I knew I wanted to try something similar!

What you need:
Tension rod
Decorative paper
Washi tape : )

Teal and Lime’s original post used a wooden box but my holder is going on a shelf  and I wanted a clear container. I found a great clear container to hold my tape but it was from the bathroom section, so it had the bumps on the bottom. To cover the bumps I put scrap-booking paper on the bottom.

First I drew the outline of the bottom of my container.

Then I cut it out and placed it on the bottom of the container.

Next I added the tension rod with the washi tape and I was done!

I love this idea. The tension rod that I bought came in a two pack, so if I need to I can add another rod to my container!

By the way Target has it's own washi-like tape!!



  1. What a fantastic idea! I'm so jealous of your washi tape stash. I have yet to get myself some, but I want to so badly!

    1. Go to Target! They have a pretty decent selection. This post from the blog Gingersnap Craft shows some examples: http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/05/where-do-i-buy-my-washi-tape-washi-tape.html . Of course it is fun to have real washi tape but this could get you started!

  2. I love washi tape but, don't have that many yet. I have my eye on some @ Michaels I want to get. This is perfect for when I have more than a few rolls. Come link up some @ DearCreatives.com
    Your newest follower.

    1. They have wash tape everywhere these days! It's hard to pass up the temptation! Thanks for following me and for the link party invite! I will definitely link up. I too have a link party, on Thursdays, and I'd love for you to join!