Washi Organization Ring

Washi Organization Ring

Hello! I had to laugh when I was cleaning up my craft room this weekend and found these in my washi tape stash…

Sometimes when a friend is willing to share their washi, you just use whats available. Even if it means using a plastic spoon or popsicle stick 🙂

Since acquiring that washi tape, my stash has grown, a lot! I am sure I have more than I will ever know what to do with, but when I see a new design I just have to have it. Anyone else the same way? Well, while giggling to myself over my funny little obsession with cute tape, I had an idea. Why not have a party and invite some of my crafty friends over for a ‘for the love of washi!’ exchange. Here are some of my ideas…

* Everyone will be invited to bring any washi tape that they want to share, but instead of everyone leaving with cute tape on the handles of plastic spoons or popsicle sticks, I’m going to use this cute shape from the Silhouette online store cut out of transparency. {You could also use cardstock, or chipboard, but so that every last bit of the tape wrapped on the spool could be used, I figured it would peel away from the transparency film best, plus it’s pretty durable. :)}

* Everyone will get their own ring with a set of transparency spools and this cute print/cut ‘for the love of washi!’ cover that I created in Silhouette studio using the same spool shape.

*I’ll place all of the washi tape in cute bowls, organized mostly by color and everyone can take a little bit of whichever color/designs they like and/or don’t already have and wrap it around the spools. 🙂

It’s a great excuse to have a party, a fun way to share your washi tape, and it’s also great storage solution. Not only for tape, but for organizing ribbon scraps, or bits of twine too!

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38 comments

  1. Love the idea. May Washi tape collection is growing too. Who would have thought that this would grow into something. I am always looking for new Washi tape.

  2. This is an awesome idea. I don’t have much washi but would be great if someone did.

  3. Your spools and washi tape collection look amazing. I have to confess I don’t have any washi tape, nor do know anyone in my neighbourhood who does. Since I have to order all of my crafting supplies from overseas, I’m not tempted to buy washi tape on impulse.

  4. Love this idea for a party! I need to use that file to organize some of my ribbon and twine stash too.

  5. Great idea! I love the clear acrylic. Great for twine as well!

  6. What is washi tape and where can I get it? Would AC Moore have some? Looks like fun.

  7. Can I please be your friend 😉 I definitely need some of that washi tape.

  8. That sounds like me with ribbon and fabric! I have a friend that I enjoy crafting with. Her obsession is ribbon and flowers. We share with each other since we both have Craft stores in our homes (whoops I meant craft rooms;). We are both enablers as we like to call each other because we have a huge problem with shopping for craft supplies and of course crafting way to much.

  9. That is just sooooo very cute!! I just love the idea of a “washi party” …. catching up with friends this weeks so will have to put the idea out there.

  10. What a super idea 🙂

  11. This is a great idea! I do have a question about the cover that you used for the ring. How do you make that with the silhouette? I know that the silhouette is for cutting but how do you get the text and heart on there and with different colors? Would love to know.

    1. Great question! 🙂 In the Silhouette studio software you can fill any shape or text with either pattern or color, print it from your home printer then the Silhouette will cut it out. It’s one of my favorite features! You can see the process in this video on our YouTube channel… http://youtu.be/vRDVjPZK8YE Hope that helps!

    2. Thank you – the video is just what I needed! I can’t wait to get started on all my projects….

    3. Oh good! 🙂 I hope you’ll come back and share what you are making!

  12. Great idea. My first thought when I saw the spoon was that the tape was used to identify someone’s spoon like wine glass charms are used. Next time my kids have lots of friends over I think I’ll let them use washi tape to decorate their disposable plastic cups instead of using a ton of cups or using a marker to write their names. This could even work for a more grown up situation where we don’t use disposable items. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Ooooooooooh, Im sooooooo doing this for my thin ribbons.

  14. Great idea – though I have to admit I don’t have a single piece of washi tape myself. LOL. This would be perfect for my ribbon scraps though.
    Tine 🙂

  15. Wonderful, creative idea!! LOVE this!!! Thank so much for sharing!!!

  16. Love this idea! What setting did you use to cut the transparency?
    Thanks

    1. I used the cardstock settings to cut my transparency, but depending on the weight of the transparency you use the settings could be different. I always recommend using the test cut feature when trying a new material to see if you need to make adjustments before cutting out your project. 🙂 Hope this helps!

  17. We’re going to do this for our winter retreat. Where do you purchase the transparency?

    Thanks so much,
    Cathy

    1. Hi Cathy! That sounds like fun! 🙂 I just get my transparency film from the office supply store.

  18. Brilliant idea! I ran with it (see here) and made a longer spool card so I could put about 8 tapes on one card. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

    1. Thanks Janet 🙂 I didn’t even think to put more than one on a spool. That’s a great idea! It’s also good to see that I’m not the only one with a growing stash of washi tape. 🙂 There are some I’d swap you for!

  19. What a fun idea! thanks for pointing out this spool shape. Not sure I’ll use it for washi tape but it will be great for keeping those small ribbons pieces organized and knot free.

  20. Fun idea. I did something similar with a friend and I used A4 protective sheets and stuck the Washi tape lengthwise on both sides and put a sheet of white paper in the pocket.

  21. awesome idea.. but what size did you cut them at.. Thanks

    1. The finished size is 1.58″ w x 2.08″ h.

  22. I really like the idea of putting sample pieces on the ring. When I first saw it, I thought about those of us that have all those rolls stashed away in bins and what a great idea to put a piece of the stock on hand on the transparent sheets and then use the entire thing to refer to instead of rooting through all the rolls. Just hang it on a hook! That is, after you make all your trades so you can keep track of what you have.

    1. I like the idea of having something to refer to, just at a glance to see what you have available. I bet the same thing would work for cardstock colors, and patterned papers too. You could cut them out of any shape and just hang on a ring. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Hi there, I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and met a new friend from Minneapolis at Scrapfest a couple years ago. So now we meet there every September. We are going to do this, she is going to bring all her washi tape to Scrapfest, so you will see us rolling it onto the spools while waiting in line at the make and takes.
    One question though, what weight/thickness of transparency did you use?

    1. Hi Lisa!

      That sounds like a great way to pass the time while standing in all of the lines! 🙂 I wish I had more specific info about the transparency film, but the box doesn’t have the weight or thickness information. I got it from the office supply store though and they all seemed to be the same. Hope that helps some?

  24. Oooh, can I come to your Washi party? I’ve got some I can share. 🙂

  25. HI, my name is Dolly and I have an addiction..Washi Tape
    Lovely idea, a “support group” for Washi tape… lol

  26. WOW! I love this! I am a little late to the party, I didn’t even realise that Silhouette had a blog!! Haha! Is this shape still available?

    1. Glad you found us! 🙂 The shapes are still available, and I’ve added links to them at the bottom of the post.

  27. This is so cute! Even my husband is obsessed with Washi and he helps feed my addiction!

  28. Here’s another idea that probably works best with the spool shape. Put sample pieces of each tape you have on the spools. Connect with a ring & take them along when you shop. They will remind you of which designs you have so you won’t duplicate them when you buy more.

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