Monday, January 12, 2015

UPCYCLING: Wax Paper Box to Washi Dispenser

Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (2)The New Year organizing continues! Doesn’t it feel good to make progress in the clutter battle? Last week I shared a round up of recycled storage ideas and absolutely fell in love with a recycled cookie box idea by Aunt Peaches. So as soon as I had an empty wax paper box I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.




Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (1)I have a LOT of Washi Tape. I was a contributor for a Washi Tape book and amassed quite a collection of pretty tape while creating fun Washi projects for the book. You can read about that journey here. At one point I had all my tape on a tension rod but the rod wasn’t close enough to my craft table so all the Washi ended up in a drawer. Not pretty!


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (5)This wax paper box is the perfect size for Washi Tape. I simply covered the box in contact paper and then trimmed the edges.


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (6)And of course it comes complete with a roll for your tape. What I found was that different brands of Washi Tape have different size cores so not all them fit on the wax paper roll. Easy fix – slit your roll down the length of it and rewind it to a smaller diameter. Tape it securely and add your Washi Tape.


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (4)The serrated strip from the box is also perfect to cut your tape. Fantastic, right?


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (7)To keep the box closed, I used some stick on velcro tabs.


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (9)Some stick on glitter letters add a little fun. If you plan on making several of these and stack them, some labels on the front might work better.


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (2)You can use Washi Tape on so many projects. The patterns are irresistible it hard not be become a Washi hoarder.


Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (1)
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18 comments :

  1. This is GENIUS, Carolyn! Now I just need my parchment paper to run out!!

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  2. This is PERFECT!!! I just wish I had seen this before I bought a 'carousel' to put my washi tape in. That's OK as it didn't all fit...and I've got some 'boxes' coming available! Thank you so much!

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  3. This idea is FABULOUS!!! I so have to do this for all of my washi tape!

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  4. Popping over from The Makers Link Up Party =) This is on my to do list. My washi currently lives in a big bag right now. Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don't already!

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  5. What a cute idea! I never would have thought of this. Pinning to our Monday Funday board. Thanks for linking!

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  6. love this! thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ooooh!! I can't wait to try this! Thank you for the idea!

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  8. @ Sarah Jaskowski
    where can I find Two uses Tuesday@ Sara Celebrates?? This is first time on this site.
    Thanks Jan

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  9. Oooooo, Thanks for the wonderful idea! Now how can I use all my wax paper? Sounds like a cookie day to me.

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  10. Another one of those "Why didn't I think of that!" things!

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  11. Glad Press 'n' Seal has roll core that is smaller and stronger. But its serrated tear edge is on the outside flap, so I'd still use the wax paper or foil box.

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  12. Great idea, just pinned it.
    Maria

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  13. So clever! Would you believe I've never seen Washi tape in person?? Yeah, I know, I'm backward, right?? I have heard of it though! If I had some though, this would be a must-have. (Dropping in to pin from Blogging Fifty.)

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