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Colorful DIY Washi Tape Holder

This is a great project to help with your craft room storage and organization (especially if you have a small craft room!) This washi tape holder is super functional and cute when painted with a rainbow of colors or any way your heart desires!

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Colorful DIY Washi Tape Holder

Craft Supplies Needed

This is a super fast and affordable project, and the cool thing is that you probably have most of the craft supplies you need already lying around!

1. Wooden Dowel Washi Tape Holder

I looked at a bunch of different wooden dowel holders for washi tape before I found this super cool (and affordable) one on Etsy.

I like the size (my craft desk is pretty small) and it holds a lot of washi tape rolls!

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2. Acrylic Paints

I used a bunch of different rainbow colored acrylic paints for this project. They were just cheap ones from Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

You could go full on rainbow like I did, or if you like a more subdued color palette you could pick some of your favorite shades of pink, blue or green!

3. Sanding Paper

This is an optional step! I did a tiny bit of sanding on the edges, you may want to do more. I figured the paint would cover most of the rough design.

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I tool the holder apart to sand, prime and paint it! I think that if you weren't doing as complicated a pattern (like all one color) you could for sure leave it together!

4. Gesso or Primer

I use Gesso paint for all my priming (on my papercraft pages and wood products). This is just a base coat kind of paint that is a little rough and provides a great surface for the paint to stick to!

That said, you don't HAVE to have Gesso paint, you can use a regular primer paint that you have from your last DIY decorating project.

5. Flat Tipped Paintbrushes

If you want to do the little squares like I did, you have to have flat tipped paintbrushes!

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To make the squares you just swipe up and then across using the flat “sides” to make the square edges.

Painting Your Washi Tape Holder

Okay, this is a super easy project because you can pick exactly the way that you want to paint it, although I did come across some good tips!

Work in progress - painting wooden washi tape holder

Put the dowels in cups – at first I was laying the dowels down and they kept getting stuck to the craft paper. Setting them upright in the cups made them less “sticky-together”.

More coats are better than thicker coats – I thought that I could do just one coat, bt they tended to run into each other and I had to put a second coat on anyways!

Don't freak out about the pattern – when I started I thought my pattern would be perfect, but a couple of times I had to have two colored squares together … you know what, no one has noticed! And once you have the washi tape on there you won't notice either!

The Final Project

I couldn't be happier about how this turned out! I love all the colors and it is super functional and pretty!

Colorful DIY Washi Tape Holder

If I was really neurotic (like I can be) I would get two of them and put the red on a red dowel, orange on an orange dowel, etc.

I do find that sorting my craft supplies by rainbow colors makes it much easier to see when I need to replenish my stock!

Check out my Rainbow Storage Box!

Washi Tape Holder Wrapup

I am super interested in finding storage solutions for my craft room office combination. I think this great for storing my washi tape collection and keeing my washi tape organized.

Washi is so colorful and pretty that it makes sense to have a way to store and display it on your craft table!

Colorful DIY Washi Tape Holder

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