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Friday, March 15, 2013

Shutter Washi Tape Organizer


A couple of summers ago I picked up 2 large shutters at a garage sale for $1.  I originally thought I might hang them on both sides of our tv (which is mounted on our brick fireplace, to maybe cover up the cords a bit)  But my husband hated that idea.  So they've been sitting in the garage all this time.  Of course I couldn't get rid of them!


Remember all the washi organization ideas I collected last month?  I've been searching for a way to store my washi tape that lets me actually see what I've got, and have them be easily accessible.  



I wanted the  colors of the tape to really stand out, so after cutting a shutter in half, I sprayed it with some chalkboard spray paint (it's what I had on hand and it makes a great primer)  Then I painted the shutter white.  Each tape is hanging from a paper clip that I twisted open and bent out a little so they made hooks.



To make sure I could tell what the pattern of each tape actually looked like I tore a small strip to stick above each roll..



To keep if off the floor and out of the way I hung it on the wall next to my craft desk. I made sure to keep it back just a little from the cupboard door so that it has no trouble opening.

What do you think?  I think I need to get some purple :)

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43 comments:

  1. That is super cute and a great idea!! I need to get some shutters, they are awesome!

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  2. Brilliant idea! Love your washi tape selection.

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  3. That is such a cute idea!

    Visiting from Nap Time Crafters!

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  4. Hello Steph. I love this idea. so cute and a great way to display Washi tape. Thank you for sharing. Found your link on Sundae Social. I am following you via GFC. Would love for you to follow back or stop by and visit.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello. Letting you know I created the shutter. It is on my blog today with a link back to your blog and pin. Thank you again. http://thememorynest.blogspot.com/2013/06/shutters-decor-and-pinterest-inspired.html

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  5. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. You have quite a collection of washi tape!

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  6. This is SO adorable!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I adore shutters...I just made a project with one!

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  7. That is SUCH a great idea - and now, of course, I'll be singing that song the rest of the evening - and probably in my sleep. lol 'singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain...'♫

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  8. Love the way you not only have the tape in easy reach, but also color-coordinated. I have to keep mine in old sunflower seed containers because our dogs think washi tape is the ultimate chew toy!

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  9. So, so smart! Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at our Monday Funday party!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  10. it turned out great steph!! i have a "thing" for shutters so i love it!

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  11. I love this. I have some old shutters
    in the attic to use.

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  12. That's a really great way to display your washi tape, plus it's so pretty it looks like art!

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  13. Wow, that is awesome! Great job.

    Leslie

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  14. I love it! Super organized and colorful too. Now I need to find an extra shutter and need to add more washi tape to my collection! ;)

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  15. This is an awesome idea! It is so much more organized than my dump them in a container option! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  16. Wow, the function of this is awesome, but I'm even crazier about how it looks. It's so beautiful with the rainbow of washi tape hanging on it! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

    kelly @ view along the way

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  17. I love this idea. I don't have a shutter but I picked up an old kitchen cabinet door on the side of the road thinking I could use it for something someday and I think this is just the project. I can just put small nails in to hold the tape roll. Thanks so much for the image and design. Super helpful.

    God bless and have a grateful day,
    Anita aka Nit

    www.nitscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so clever and darling. I shared it on my COM-FB page. hugs, jen

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  19. Love, love, love this idea!!! Thanks!

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  20. What a great ideas! Sure beats me just throwing them in one of my draws!

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  21. Wow, what a great idea! If I ever get my own craft room that isn't boxes shoved in a closet (ha!), I'll need to remember this idea.

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  22. This is so incredibly cute, pretty and functional! Its a win-win! :) Michelle

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  23. I love it...the only change I would make is not cutting it down,I would have left it full length and just lent it against the wall....how can you get any more rolls on there,you have to get that purple remember!! got to leave room to grow!!

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    1. If I had the room that would have been a great way to do it!

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  24. OH! this is SO awesome! i love how you have it displayed that way where all the other displays of washi tape i've seen are resting the other way. the colors make me giddy :>D

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  25. Such a great idea! Makes me want to start organizing my craft room!

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  26. So many cute designs! This makes me want to buy more washi tape!

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  27. That is pretty to look at! ;D

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  28. What a cute idea! It looks like a work of art! :) Thanks so much for sharing at Clean and Scentsible - I'll be featuring it tomorrow. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn :)
    P.S. I am pretty jealous of your washi collection!

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  29. Organized and, a work of art in itself!

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  30. That is so GENIUS Steph! Absolutely love the idea! Makes me want to get more washi tape!

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  31. Love this Steph! It's so colorful. You and I are on a similar wavelength ~ I just made up some digital washi tape ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up at the party,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  32. I am totally doing this. I have 4 set of shutters sitting in my vestabule for over 2 years. I see a weekend project in my future. Thanks for this brilliant idea. :)

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  33. I have some shutters that I've been holding onto for several years now that I can do this with. Great idea and thanks for sharing!

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  34. Great idea! Looks so bright and fun!

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  35. LOVE this! we'd LOVE to feature this at The Washi Blog! you can submit your washi-related posts here: http://thewashiblog.com/submit-a-project/

    xo, Kimberly

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  36. Love it what a brilliant idea it is awesome
    Thank you for sharing

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  37. So genius!
    -Nash (Craft A Doodle Doo)

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  38. Love the idea when I saw the picture umong a group of other ways to keep charge of the rolly, polly little suckers. My thought as I was waiting for the page to load was you needed some purple, lol. Then I read your post and that was the last comment you wrote, you have a lovely place thanks for sharing Heather

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  39. Super cute idea! Great way to recycle! I love it! Thx for sharing!

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