I love washi.  It’s no secret.  But I have a big problem in that I see pretty tape, order it, and then realize that I already have that style!  Oops.

So earlier last week I set about a solution to that problem.

And here’s what I came up with.

I took a bunch of shipping tags I had and wrapped a little strip of washi tape at the bottom of each of them.

ETA:  I also wrote the manufacturer on the back.

Once this was done I simply added them to a ring.

And yes, I do need a bigger ring.  hee hee.

Two items of note for fellow washi lovers (or wannabes)…

1. Studio Calico is gearing up for a washi workshop featuring all these pretty little tapes.  Tons of contributors and a gob of PDFs!!  So, if you’re looking to find some new ways to use your washi you might want to consider signing up for this class!

2. If you love washi you might also want to keep an eye on this little shop.  (I’m just sayin’)  😉

  • Melissa Stinson - Such an awesome idea, Marcy!! I’m totally going to do this with my washi- it’s a bit out of control and I have a hard time remembering what I have when it’s time to work on a project. This will also solve the problem of all those rolls that I like to leave bundled up with my SC kits, but then forget I have.

    I think I’m going to write the manufacturer (and name, if there is one) on the tag, too, plus add a note if it’s in a certain kit bag as opposed to in my main washi storage.

    Thanks for such a great tip!ReplyCancel

    • Marcy - That’s what I did too Melissa… I wrote the manufacturer names on the back.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Oh my that is some collection! I want it all!! Thanks for sharing your great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Oh my, she said as she wiped the drool from her chin!ReplyCancel

  • Tara LeClaire - Great idea Marcy! Plus, it’s fun to look at :)ReplyCancel

  • nic - that’s quite amazing!ReplyCancel

  • elisa - great idea!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sierra - Awesome idea! I love your rainbow of gorgeous washi! Would you mind sharing what the washi tape about three cards behind Amy Tangerine’s its the little things hot pink washi tape? It’s light pink and it looks like there’s writing on it. Thanks! :)ReplyCancel

    • Marcy - Sierra – that one is one of the October Afternoon Cakewalk tapes. :)ReplyCancel

  • Marti - Great idea, Marcy! I have mine stored in a tired basket, so I can easily hook a ring of tags on the top.ReplyCancel

  • Marti - *tiered basket. (I am the tired one! lol!)ReplyCancel

  • Valerie Bishop - Very Cool idea!! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Michele H. - I love this!! I must be the only person on the planet that doesn’t own any washi tape. I want some though…:)ReplyCancel

  • cinback - Very cool idea.ReplyCancel

  • rosalie boutcher - wow! love it… great idea, and being in the very same washi boat… i um gave my daughter some this week as i had a double up!!! she was one very very grateful 13yr old!! ha she LOVES washi :) hmmm wonder where she got that from??! ha so might have to do this, just need the tags!ReplyCancel

  • April W - Marcy, your collection is AMAZING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Holy Washi Collection! Ha ha Yes, you recently inspired me to purchase a bunch of washi (got 6-7 rolls to start). I can’t get over your stash! Great organization, btw :)ReplyCancel

  • Cassidy - Um these are AWESOME! Cool idea.ReplyCancel

  • kristy.lynn - HELP ME MARCY! :) I’m desperately searching for that gray tape with the little people on it.. I have googled & etsy-ed everything I can think of to call it, and I’m coming up short. Who makes it or what is it called!? Thank you! :)ReplyCancel

    • Marcy - Kristy.Lynn – the grey tape with the people was from a package of Amy Tangerine tape (in the pack with the orange chevron). I can’t find it on their website so I’m not sure it’s around anymore.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - I featured this project on my blog! I love the idea!!

    stop by and check it out:

  • Crafting ideas with Japanese washi tape… |  in the treehouse - […] your furniture / Christmas Wrapping with Washi Tape / Pegs / Vases / Straw Flags / Tin / Flags / Tags On another note, I also wanted to share this with you – the cutest idea for kids storage on […]ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Smith - Hi

    Thanks for sharing this great idea! I shared and made one of your swatches and have linked back to your blog here –

    Thanks again :)ReplyCancel

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