Introduction

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi tape is a fun, colorful addition to your craft supply stash. However, those little rolls of tape can be a pain to store in an organized way. Instead of shoving all that beautiful tape in a drawer, display it on a DIY dispenser you can put together in an hour or less.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Washi tape is a fun, colorful addition to your craft supply stash. However, those little rolls of tape can be a pain to store in an organized way. Instead of shoving all that beautiful tape in a drawer, display it on a DIY dispenser you can put together in an hour or less.

Step 1

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi Tape Dispenser

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Gather Materials

All the supplies you need can be found at your local hardware store.

Step 2

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi Tape Dispenser

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Remove Nail

The mini hacksaw blades have tiny nails at the ends. Remove these nails with pliers.

Step 3

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi Tape Dispenser

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Cut to Size

Use the utility knife and ruler to score the ends of the hacksaw blades. Then, use the pliers to pop off the ends. The scoring should help make the removal of the ends easier. Since the blades are 6 inches long, and the box is 9 inches, you will need to cut one of the blades in half. The end length will be slightly smaller than 9 inches (due to removing the ends). You should have: two 6-inch pieces and two 3-inch pieces (all with ends removed).

Step 4

Glue Blades to Box

Glue one 6-inch and one 3-inch piece to each long edge of the box with the serrated edge at the top. Align the two pieces so they are flush in the middle. Move the blades so that the serrated edge slightly overhangs the top.

Step 5

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi Tape Dispenser

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Position Tension Rods

Position the tension rods in the box to ensure the right fit.

Step 6

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi Tape Dispenser

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Add Tape

Add the tape to the tension rods, then adjust the rods to ensure a tight fit. The project is easily adaptable to any size roll of tape — just make sure you get a box that is deep enough to allow the roll of tape to spin. Use the serrated edges of the blades to cut dispensed tape and keep loose ends in place when not in use.