Lately I’ve been looking into ways of storing my ever-growing collection of washi tapes. I wanted to arrange them by colour, preferably in one place.
Recently King Jim (known for their washi label printer) has introduced washi tape storage cases. You can stack them when laying flat, or close them up like a book. This is a great solution if you have got a modest amount of washi tapes. The large size holds up to 60 pieces of washi tapes while the Medium size can hold about 36 pieces.
Another idea to hold about 30-50 washi tapes is by turning a cardboard jewelry box (EU) into a washi box. You can do so by gently removing the inner boxes. Next make dividers by cutting sturdy paper into pieces of about 17cm width. Fold the paper in half and fold a piece of about 2,5cm to each side. Glue the dividers down, so you have a space of about 5cm in between them.
Recently I saw a great tip on a Facebook journal group; you can use Ikea Variera inserts for spice jars to place washi on! Three of those inserts will fit into an Ikea Alex drawer, holding a good amount of washi tapes. This is how I store most of my washi tapes, because it keeps them in reach while I’m journaling.
Acrylic drawers keep your tapes in place while you still get to see most of your collection. These kind of drawers are available at Michaels (USA) and Muji (Worldwide).
Another solution where you get to see your collection is this clear washi tape storage box (CN). The small dividers can be rearranged to your liking. This way you could also store pens or other stationery in between, which would be great for traveling.
How do you store your washi tape?
Natasja lives in the Netherlands with her husband and works as a freelance web designer. She likes to spend her free time browsing for cute stuff, blogging and reading. Natasja is currently taking a break from writing, as she’s got to prioritize family and work. But she does miss SCK and its readers, once things settle down, she’ll be back to write occasional posts.
NancyApril 24, 2019 at 11:48 pm
I love the ikea alex drawers with the ikea spice rack inserts as washi storage. Approximately how many rolls of 10mm washi does each drawer hold?
NatasjaApril 28, 2019 at 11:53 am
Hi Nancy, thank you for your comment ^_^ In theory one Alex drawer could hold about 180 rolls of the regular 15mm washi tapes. But in practice I find that you can’t really reach for the last part of the drawer. I’ve stored wide packing rolls and tapes that I don’t use often at the back. So in practice I would say that one drawer would hold about 130 rolls within reach.
Chee Si YuanNovember 11, 2021 at 2:28 pm
Hi! I actually store them by putting them in cosmetic drawers that I don’t use and particularly also because I have to save money (lolol). I also reccoend putting in plastic containers! They work just too well. Either way, just that I also prefer seeing all my washi tapes in one place :)