This DIY washi tape storage box is a great way to organize and use your favorite washi tapes!
I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with a good way to store it all so that it can still easily be used, and I finally came up with a brilliant idea to make this washi tape storage box!
They turn out to be the perfect size to store rolls of washi tape!
Mine is the 9″x6″x3″ box.
So you could just stick the tape in the box and be done… or you could take it a step further like I did!
Want to see?
I suggest not trimming the dowels down to size yet. We’ll get to that in a couple of steps.
I marked 1 & 1/2 inches from the outside of the box in on the front and back of the box on each side and marked off the width of my dowels.
Mine comes in the form of a handy Dremel attachment.
You want to gouge out about halfway through the wood.
This will make a little “shelf” for the dowel to rest on. Make sure you go far enough down the inside of the box so that the top of the dowel will be not be effected closing the box.
Mark where you need to make your cut then carefully saw off the part you need.
The length will depend on how much you gouged out of the sides of the box.
Make 2 and sand the edges.
What? You thought that was the end?
Oh no, one more thing to do!
I suppose you could cover it with scrapbook paper and use this for storage, too.
I’m more interested in the metal teeth on the box!
Using old scissors (so you don’t mess up your good ones!), trim the teeth down to size.
Apply some adhesive (I used Beacon’s 3-in-1) to the cardboard and place it against the inside front side of the box. Let the metal teeth stick up above the wood. I should actually have made mine a little higher.
Clamp it on with “craft” clamps (a.k.a. clothespins!).
You can also move the front dowel to the back slot and the back to the front since the dowels simply lift out of the slots if you need to.
When you close up the box and carry it around the dowels will stay perfectly in place.
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This post was originally shared June, 2012.