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October 11, 2013

Washi Tape wheel holder – part 2

Most of my washi tape went right onto the wooden wheel holder, however some of my washi were on centers that were too small in diameter to slide onto the holder dowels.  Took a bit of thinking, but then I devised a way to get them all on. First, take a toilet paper  or kitchen-paper-towel tube and cut lengthwise.

9-14-13  (3) washi holder tape and cut

Second, add a strip of 3/4 inch scotch tape along one edge.   Cut along the scotch tape strip leaving a bit extra for holding.  Roll strip into a circle with a diameter measuring about 1 inch and cut off excess. Tape into a one inch circle.

9-14-13  (4) washi holder w-scotch tape

Third, start unrolling the washi stored on a smaller diameter center tube onto your larger just-made toilet-paper or kitchen-paper-towel tube holder.  Place it over the scotch tape so it can still be used when you get to the end of the tape.  Rotate both slowly and carefully rewind from one to the other (like the scrolling of cassette tapes or movie reels).

9-14-13  (5) washi holder-rolling fm one to another

When  completed, cut off the excess on the edge of the roll.  It is now large enough and ready to slip onto the dowels of the washi holder to add to your visible and easily used collection available for Project Life or SoulCollage cards. greeting cards, art journaling or other craft projects.  Rolls of ribbon can also be transferred in this manner.

September 27, 2013

Washi tape wheel holder

I recently bought this rotating wooden washi tape wheel holder from All Ready Memories and found it held most of my collection of washi tapes which I had acquired slowly – over time – on sale.

9-14-13  (1) washi holder w-tapes

It is constructed in a very clever way, allowing for the dowels to be removed and washi tape  added or moved around.  I organized the washi tapes primarily by color, as you can see from the picture above.   The following picture is taken from the side to show more of the construction with the dowels and holder wheel stand.

9-14-13  (2) washi holder side view

This has been so helpful, not only to have all my tapes handy and accessible at a glance but also to have something so colorful and attractive.  I use the washi tapes for Project Life cards, SoulCollage cards, greeting cards or use in various other art journaling and craft projects.

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