Make a Washi Tapes Dispenser From a Box
I had a small but growing collection of Washi Tapes that I kept stuffed in a box. The box was nicely labeled but it was getting harder to find what I wanted without dumping it all out and poking through it so I decided to make a dispenser and organizer for it. I used things I already had. A small cardboard box, some dowels and some decorative scrapbook paper. I made two versions, the second of which is the best as I’d worked out the kinks! Cost? $0.00
All you need is this!
Supplies for Washi Tapes Dispenser
- A small cardboard box. The size is dependent on how many Washi Tapes you have. Try to do some rough measuring ahead of time.
- Decorative paper and/or paint
- Small 1/4″ to 1/2″ dowels. (Mine are 1/4″)
- Small metal hook for scissors
Grab the free pdf sheet with details on how to assemble your washi tapes dispenser.
NOTE: Its very important that you measure carefully to allow for your Washi Tapes to hang free and not bump into the next row. I had to redo mine because of placing them too close together. Washi tapes come in various sizes but for the ones shown, the holes on the sides were 2.5″ for the tiny rolls and 3.5″ for the larger ones. View my diagram below. Again, these are estimates for my own box. Yours will be different. Download the free instruction sheet for more details.
SIDE VIEW OF BOX (LAID ON IT’S SIDE)
My first attempt
It turned out OK but I knew I could do better.
My second attempt. I used a box that some electronic item had come in. I also used a drill this time rather than just an awl. Made a cleaner hole. The dowel should fit in snugly.