If you’re like me, you’ve got a stash of washi tape sitting in a box at home. And you have a roll in every color and pattern imaginable. So the problem is – how do you store it all?
I thought it’d be fun to make this darling little washi tape dispenser. It holds up to 5 rolls of tape, and has room to store extra at the bottom. Plus, it’s a lot nicer looking than my current washi tape storage system!
Supplies needed to make your own washi tape storage dispenser:
- Paper Mache House Box
- Wooden Dowel
- Masking Tape
- Acrylic Paint
- Craft Knife
- Craft Saw
- E-6000 Glue
- An Old Tinfoil (or Saran Wrap) Box
- Fine Sand Paper
Begin by painting your house box. You can do any color variation you like! I painted the roof with acrylic paint and spray painted the body of it white.
Measure the width of the house box, and add .5″ to that number. Wrap a piece of tape around your dowel at that length, and mark it with a Sharpie.
Use your hand saw to cut the dowel to the appropriate size. Sand down the ends so they are even. Measure 1″ away from the edge of the box, and trace your wooden dowel end. Do this on both sides, making sure your drawn circles are even with each other.
You may need to make your cuts several times before it goes all the way through the thick paper mache box.
Trim the metal strip down to size with your scissors, then carefully glue it to the outside top edge of the box using your E-6000 glue. You may need to use paper clamps to hold the metal strip to the box as the glue dries.
You’ve got yourself a washi tape dispenser! Now the question is…which rolls should you put into your new dispenser?