Washi Tape Organization

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

Hi friends! It’s Thrifty Thursday and today I’m sharing a fun, easy and thrifty way to organize your Washi Tape collection! So let’s start out with a story. I’ve had a few rolls of washi tape for a while. I created my first washi project back in April, a Washi Tape Vase. Over months I bought one roll here and one roll there, and so tossing my cute little collection into a vintage Atlas jar seemed the perfect form of washi tape organization.

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

But then, thanks to sales and Pick Your Plum, my washi tape collection has grown…

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

I tried multiple jars – and though they were cute – I found myself frustrated with not being able to see my entire collection and having to dump out the whole jar just to get that roll that I wanted on the bottom (of course)! Then I saw this washi tape organization idea by No Biggie and I was inspired to go thrifting to find a similar solution! So I headed down to my local AZ Goodwill on 50% off Saturday to look around. Now, I never seem to find things when I’m “looking” for them, so when I came across this contraption, I was giddy!

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

Do you know what it is? It’s a spool rack! A June Tailor Cone Thread Rack to be exact. And this $23 beauty was marked down to $2.99 at Goodwill, which means just $1.49 half-off. I wasn’t too sure if it would work, but at less than $2 it was worth a try! So I snagged it, ran (ok, drove) home and tried it out immediately. And it is PERFECT.

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

Such a fun way to organize your collection of washi tape! #washi #washitape #organization

Such a fun washi tape organization system, don’t you think? Currently it fits all of my collection, with room to grow, YAY! And now I can see exactly what I have and I can get to it easily! And a bonus: it has two holes in the back for hanging. Once I have an idea of what I want to do with my craft room, it will be hung! How convenient is that? So re-purpose your sewing gear or head down to your thrift stores, find a spool rack or other fun unconventional ways to organize and display your washi! What fun ideas have you come across lately?

ps – looking for fun washi projects? Be sure to check out our 100 Ways to Washi – The Ultimate Washi Tape Project Guide

100 Ways to Washi - The Ultimate Washi Tape DIY Project Guide! TONS of great uses for your washi tape collection. #washi #washitape

Then head over to The Washi Blog – all washi, all the time! That’s right, an entire site dedicated to the love of washi tape. ALSO, if you have washi projects, submit them to be featured on The Washi Blog!

The Washi Blog - All Washi, all the time!



  1. Oh I love it! Now, I’m going to have to go find one! Right now, my collection is in a
    box <–so not cute! Oh and we have the same washi collection because PYP gets me every time! have a great day!

  2. I love washi tape and it is just piling everywhere!! I love this organization; I will definitely need to find something similar for my project area!

  3. What a great idea…thanks for sharing.

  4. how amazing that you were able to find that for so cheap and it works perfectly!

  5. What a great score! I love love how you found that deal on the rack for super cheap. LUCKY! I keep my washi tape in a tupperware type container that has 3 layers to it. So far mine only takes up 1 layer but Im sure it will outgrow the box eventually

  6. This is so perfect!!! What a great find. I will feature this on the FB page because the challenge this week is Recycle/Upcycle. Loving it!!!
    Dee, The CSI Project

  7. Very clever! I don’t yet have an organization system for my Washi tape. I just starting using it a few months ago and quickly became addicted. I’ll need to try this!

  8. that is great! looks so cool!

  9. That is an awesome find (and a great price)! I use a mug rack from Goodwill to hold mine. I had to get a second one because my collection had grown (also thanks to the Pick Your Plum promo). Here is the post I did on my rack: https://www.bkdarr.com/2013/03/upcycled-mug-rack-into-washi-tape-holder.html

  10. What a great idea!! I seriously never find anything in our Goodwill Store, but I’m always hopeful!

  11. I want to come do arts & crafts at your house!!


  12. 1) GENIUS! 2) I have been meaning to look into some washi tape and this has inspired me to do so.

  13. I bought a couple rolls of the washi tape but have not used it yet. I really need to do something with it before the hubby decides to get rid of it. LOL

  14. Loooove this!!! I have accumulated quite a bit of Washi now from both PYP and DownTown Tape (I see we have some of the same ones! lol). This is a fantastic idea that I am so copying when I have a place to hang it! (ie: when my Oldest son’s room turns into my craft room) 😉 Now I can only hope to find something like this at my GoodWill too! 🙂 Pinned it!
    xo, Claire

  15. What a great idea! I don’t have a craft room so everything is stored in boxes. I do have my washi tape box very handy though. Love that cute reindeer tape!

  16. So useful and pretty! I had mine in a jar too until I rigged up my storage on an old shutter 🙂 I’m toatlly adding this in my washi storage roundup page!

  17. Great idea … and even better when it was found for such an awesome price! I’m pinning.

  18. hey now this may actually work for my million and 2 rolls of washi tape that are currently in jars too. i end up at times using the one on the top just to avoid dumping the whole jar out :>P
    thanks for the great idea! :>D

  19. JaneEllen says

    Knew what you had your washi tape on right away as I’ve wanted one of those racks forever. Seems whenever I find one I’m out of money or it’s too expensive. Won’t buy one unless it’s on sale or I have a good coupon. Think it’s time to see if my clever handy hubs can make me one of those for washi tape and one for all my sewing thread. What a smart idea. I need to have my “stuff” out where can see it to inspire me. Sure glad you shared this idea. Happy week

  20. I love what you have done! Great idea! I am soo loving that you can see everything and access it easily!!

  21. I love it Kimberly! What a great solution! I love the natural wood with all the pops of color! And don’t you love seeing them all out on display?! It’s so fun!

    Thanks for sharing my solution too! 🙂

  22. Ahhhh washi-tape heaven! 🙂

  23. Super cool idea. Super find, too.

  24. I love this! I really love to have my stuff organized like that, I don’t like much piling things or put them all in a big box because at the end we forget about it! This is a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  25. I bought this at my local goodwill months ago. I was going to use it to hold my bracelets, but it didn’t work out like I wanted it to. I was going to donate until I saw your post. Can’t wait to do this with my washi!

  26. Oh I love it! I have the fancy dispenser from Michael’s but they only hold about 8 spools and I have to keep buying new racks and stacking them up. Seriously, at that rate it will be hitting my ceiling! 🙂 I’m heading to find a spool rack ASAP!

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