Hello y’all! Welcome to this lovely day where I get to share my latest repurpose/ recycle/ salvage/ junking project with you.
Today’s project is both lovely and useful!
I did a washi tape organizer DIY project, using materials I had on hand. No money was exchanged in the making of this project and only materials that would otherwise have been thrown away were used. So a true salvage style project me thinks.
Speaking of Salvage Style Projects…..
It is Salvage Style Party day!
Beautiful logo created by the very talented Kerryanne English from Woodberry Designs. Thanks Kerryanne!
I am joining 8 other bloggers who all are geniuses at coming up with new purposes for old objects in a Salvage Style party.
I am sure all these talented ladies have created the most beautiful and original projects for this special day.
My project is most of all useful…
And a bit of fun….
I agreed to join this party months ago. Of course I had the biggest ambition to come up with the most wonderful project for this party. But as time went on, inspiration was nowhere to be found. I wandered into the basement and the shed on numerous occasions looking for that one perfect bit of junk I could restyle into a treasure. Nothing lit a spark in me.
Than one day, I could hear the voice of a very wise and wonderful lady in my head (a true junk style queen called Donna) “I always look around my house to see what I actually need when I set out to do a project”. Well I was reading this wonderful advice as I was sitting in my craft room, and I didn’t have to look far to see what I desperately needed: a bit of organization in my life. Washi tape organisation to be exact.
And that is when the light bulb started flashing and an idea was born.
A couple of years ago, just before Christmas I sent out a call to all my friends. I asked them to keep the wooden wine boxes that might come their way at the end of the year and give them to me. I’d be happy if they would still be filled with wine ;-), but I would love them equally if they were empty. Lots of my friends heard my call, so I am now the happy owner of at least 20 different wine boxes. Some have already been put to good use as simple paint organizers in the basement, there is the one that I gave a vintage makeover and that is holding our remotes, and yet others are waiting for a new purpose in life.
One box is now working hard as a washi tape organizer DIY.
And it was so simple.
How to Washi Tape Organizer DIY
These are the necessities :
* A wine box. A single bottle one will do if your collection of washi tape is limited, I obviously needed a double
* A dowel rod or a long very straight stick. I had a dowel rod left from a project I can’t even remember
* Something to stick on one side of the dowel rod to work as a stopper
This is optional:
Paint and a label holder
These are the steps
- Take your wine box and drill two (singe bottle box) or four (double bottle box) holes, big enough for your stick or dowel to pass through easily. Make sure the holes are at the same position on the front and back.
- Saw your dowel to size. Make sure it sticks out about two inches on one side.
- Glue or screw your stopper to one end of the rod(s). I had two drawer knobs in my stash. But big buttons, beads or something like a cork would work well too.
- Paint the box to your hearts desire. I obviously went for stripes. I used varnish first on the outside and then used white paint to paint the inside and the stripes.
- Attach a label holder.
Such an easy construction. This is the backside obviously.
For some reason I felt it necessary to arrange my washi tape in a rainbow…..
I choose not to add anything to help with tearing the washi tape. I have seen people use the hard edges of a box of aluminum foil for that. I prefer to use scissors anyway so I didn’t bother.
Repurposed and upcylced at its best: A salvage style washi tape organizer DIY.
Perfect for a little organization in my craft room.
You know what else is perfect?
The other projects in today’s Salvage Style Party!
Go see and find out what these ladies have made:
Betsy at my Salvaged Treasures,
and Pauline at my Altered State
If you can’t see enough Salvage Style projects than check out our Salvage Style Pinterest Board.
And of course Link up your best Salvage Style / Junk / Repurposed / Upcycled projects at the linky party: