I have to hand it to you: last week’s post about washi tape elicited some great responses! From super recommendations about online shopping (thanks cappuccinoandartjournal!) to incredible storage solutions (Sally W – you’re a genius!), Red Letter Day readers had magnificent things to say about washi!
This time around, I’m going to share some of my favorite “stationery hacks” with you. But first: another way to store your rolls ‘o tape:
I buy extra-long boot laces at my local shoe repair place, then string my rolls of tape onto the laces. It’s a little trick I learned when working on film sets; pretend each roll of tape is a bit of popcorn, and you’re making a giant popcorn string! I clip the two ends together of the boot laces together, using one of those gigantic binder clips that we all know and love.
This particular “washi bandolero” is hanging off my roll-around cart in the studio – but you could also drape off a doorknob, the back of a chair, a cup hook on the wall – the point is that an entire BOATLOAD of tape is easily transportable, whether that means over to the other side of a table or across town for a class!
Now that you’ve got some starting points for organization, how about some fun and simple stationery DIY’s?
I have no doubt that there are plenty of other blogs that have run down groovy things to construct with your tape (perhaps you’ll share your faves in the comments?) However, the videos below show-n-tell some of the things that I like to do with my tapes, mostly along the lines of customizing stationery implements and letter writing tools. Let’s take a look! :
Interested in a second helping? There’s three additional stationery hacks shown here:
And with that, I’ll sign off! May your week be filled with lots of postal love (and perhaps a new roll of tape!)