Washi Tape Box Organizer (easy and inexpensive)

Organizing supplies don’t need to be plain and boring. With just a few touches you can have also a decorative item. This washi tape Box Organizer was insanely easy to make and so inexpensive!

Hello everyone!  Today I’m sharing a craft made with one of my obsessions lately LOL washi tape. I decorated this plastic organizer box to store all my buttons so it would look cuter on my workstation and of course, to keep my craft supplies under control.

Washi Tape Box Organizer cover image with title text overlay

How to make a Washi Tape Box Organizer.

Even though I’m not the queen of organization, I love knowing where my stuff is and find them easily. There’s nothing I hate more than wasting time going through all my supplies to find something specific.

Often times, I just forget what I have and end up buying more.

One of the things I love the most are organizing boxes. If I can’t buy them I sure make them myself and decorating them is my #1 priority. I not only love organized stuff but also pretty too.

One of my favorite ways to decorate boxes is washi tape. The main reason is that I can just remove it later and switch washi tape patterns.

You probably have heard about washi tape before but,

What is so special about washi tape?

In Japan, it’s known as masking tape and the most renowned brand of washi tape is simply called mt – which stands for “masking tape”. According to Omiyage Blogs, the term “washi tape” refers to the fact that the tapes are made from Japanese rice paper and it’s different from typical masking tape we can find in the craft or hardware store.

What can I use washi tape for?

The short answer would be almost anything.

Besides the project I’m sharing here today you have an endless list of projects in which you can use washi tape. But I’ll list some that I can think of right now:

  • Decorated card Holders
  • Customized Page Dividers
  • Washi Tape Bookmarks
  • Washi Tape Twist
  • Pencil Cup
  • Pinwheel Flowers
  • Wooden Bracelets
  • Washi Tape Messages
  • Magnets
  • Creative Clothespin
  • Washi Tape Letters
  • Washi Tape Keyboard
  • Flower Pens
  • Gift Box
  • Painted Wood Bangle Bracelets
  • Hair Pins

How sticky is washi tape?

Washi tape is completely reusable (when handled carefully), biodegradable, tree-free and made out of highly renewable resources. The adhesive, depending on each brand, can be silicon, rubber or acrylic. Just like masking tape it does come off…unlike duct tape it does not leave a sticky mess reason why I love washi tape so much.

How to decorate this box with washi tape

This is a super cute, easy and quick project. I love keeping my stuff organized but, as I mentioned, organization doesn’t have to be boring, right?

So, this is what you need:

Washi tape, mod podge, cutter, and a plastic box.

view of plastic box with a lot of buttons and washi tape roll on top

I love diagonal stripes so I placed 2 different washi tape patterns diagonally on the lid of the box.

lining the lid of the plastic box with washi tape strips

When I covered the whole lid, I used a cutter to get rid of the leftovers on the edges.

cutting off the excess washi tape with a cutter

top view of the already lined plastic box lid

And I placed one stripe of washi tape on the bottom edge of the box.

showing image lining the side of the plastic box with washi tape

And then I cover the side of the lid with other washi tape pattern.

showing a close-up image of the box lined with washi tape on the sides

Whasi tape can easily come out, so to avoid this I mod podged the whole lid and left it to dry.

showing close up image of box lid lined with washi tape

That’s it! Tadaaaaaa!!!!

general view of plastic box lined with washi tape

You can always add some more details to it but since I don’t have much space and I need to pile my boxes. Also sometimes the space is tight so I preferred leave it that way!.

perspective of Washi Tape Box Organizer

showing Washi Tape Box Organizer open

Washi Tape Box Organizer perspective

What do you think??? A lot more fun, right??? Do you like washi tape? Are you as addicted as I am???

If you found this project helpful, don’t forget to share with friends!

Washi Tape Box Organizer Pinterest image with title text overlay

These are some of my favorite Washi Tape projects from my favorite blogger friends:

If you like this project you might like some other washi tape projects I’ve made.

Washi Tape Recycled Jars tutorial #washitapecraft #washitapeproject #recycledcraft

Washi Tape Business Cards Holder Tutorial #businesscardsholder #washitapecraft #washitapeproject

Grandma and Grandpa Washi Tape Photo Frame

Til' next time...

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  1. I totally love your washi tape organizer box, Titi! Pinned!

    I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I featured this post in 8 Great Organizational Ideas from Creativity Unleashed!

    Thanks for linkin’ up!

  2. its such a fun way to use washi tape. i love the idea of just making sometihng you already have prettier. thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party.

  3. Great idea. Thanks for being a part of Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    – The Tablescaper

  4. Adorable project, Cami! I’d love to feature you, but I don’t see a link back to my blog party in your post. :)

  5. I have over 50 of those organizers holding my shop supplies in them.I love this idea! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

  6. Stopping by to let you know your washi tape organizer will be one of my features from the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Make sure to grab your featured button and link up any new posts you have Sunday @ 8pm C. Have a great day!

  7. How cute! This looks like such a do-able project with an awesome result!

    Stopping by from Family Fun Friday. Thanks for linking up!

  8. Stopping by from Craft Frenzy Friday. You have just inspired me to go buy some washi tape and make something

  9. Visiting from the Live.Laugh.Rowe link up. And lovin’ some Washi Tape crafts. They are super fun, easy, and for the most part inexpensive. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Super Cute Box!!
    I love this tape!
    Blessings and thank you for linking up at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.
    I will pinn this.
    Diane Roark

  11. Washi tape makes pretty much everything prettier doesn’t it! I have a few of these boxes but have written on the top with a sharpies what’s in each section, I could cover like this then relabel them, that way I don’t need to be able to see through the lid and the world is just a little bit prettier!

  12. This is fabulous, Cami! I am OBSESSED with washi tape since learning about it roughly 5 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing!

    – Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

  13. Good idea! I use those kinds of boxes for my buttons too. However, I do like to see through the top. I also keep my elastic in one so I could spruce it up with my washi tape.