Washi Tape Wednesdays – Portable Storage Option 2
hoarding collecting? Need your washi ‘to-go?’
We’ve got another clever washi tape storage option!
OK, who missed the launch of our newest series, Washi Tape Wednesdays?
Shame on you! 😉
Well, that’s o.k. because you can easily catch up – check out the launch post here:
Washi Tape Wednesdays – What It’s All About
And now, on to today’s washi addict share…
We have another clever washi tape storage idea for you, an idea that’ll cost you so little, and that’s so portable, we’re pretty sure you’ll be running for your nearest craft, fiber or needle arts store – or raiding your craft storage stash – for these little babies!
Now before we get started,
what do YOU want to know about washi tape?
(Besides how to get your hands on more, more, more!)
Share your thoughts in the comments
and we’ll do our best to oblige!
You might just
WIN some wonderful washi
just for doing so!
Washi Tape Storage Idea – Portable Storage Solution #1
Remember last week we mentioned using washi in your planner?
And, for decorating notebooks, scrapbooks and mini albums?
Well, today’s storage solution makes it super easy to tote along your favorite washi whether you’re planning on the go or looking for simple decoration for your travel journal pages, travel mini albums and traveler’s notebooks, or scrapbook pages you assemble at crops.
Today we’re featuring DMC Plastic Bobbins.
Yup, those little plastic cards that most of use for winding up our embroidery or cross-stitch floss.
I have used these for my ribbons for many years (check out our sister site, Craft Storage Ideas, for a post on this next week!) and I just LOVE these little guys!
Each of the packages pictured above contains 28 of the plastic bobbins and they’re only $1.65 each via this link: CommonThread.com
I found the packs above at my local JoAnn’s for $1.99 a pack – with a coupon or sale, you could likely grab these for even less!
Why are these so great for storing your washi collection?
First, they’re lightweight and super thin – they take up little to NO space!
For a frequent traveler like me who tends to bring a lot with her, this is mucho importante!
I transferred a bit of each tape pictured below to these DMC Plastic Bobbins and now they’re ready to go with me and be added to the pages of my planner when I’m traveling.
Second, it’s easy to wind the washi tape onto these bobbins; and, they’re plastic so the washi sticks to them, but also peels off easily so you won’t lose a single smidge of your precious tape!
Tip: I found loading the bobbins easiest and fastest by placing my finger inside the roll and twirling the bobbin over and over as I pulled against the tape rather than trying to take the washi tape roll over and under the bobbin again and again.
Third, the bobbins have a hole in one end for easy threading onto ribbon or yarn, or a binder ring as I’ve done (below).
Note: If you only have a small number of bobbins to fill, I would suggest a smaller binder ring than the one shown below.
I plan to load a bit of every roll of washi I love onto a bobbin so I needed a LARGE binder ring! 😉
And fourth, did I mention that they’re less than two bucks a pack?!
That means little money spent on storage and more money to spend on expanding your washi tape collection!
Yeah, we’re enabling!
Well, that’s it for today’s Washi Wonderfulness!
But we’re willing to bet you’ve got more ideas for storing – and using! – this beloved supply, right?
Share ’em, won’t you?
During the coming months (maybe even years!) we’ll be sharing many more storage options, as well as lots of ideas for using your precious washi stash.
And we’d love to incorporate your requests and ideas into what we share on Washi Tape Wednesdays, so please share your ideas and requests.
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and if you like the ideas we shared today,
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Have a great weekend,
Steph & The PCC Team
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