Sunday, December 22, 2013

DIY Tape Storage


This is my DIY tape storage method. It holds two diameters of varying adhesive tape and both can easily be lifted out of the drawer.

2 in 1 is the best, isn't it?

The smaller roll lifts right out of the larger roll, which otherwise would be wasted space.

Here's how I made it:
1) Cut two pieces of foam core, 3.5" square and 2.5" diameter circle, for sturdy bases.
2) Trim chipboard card stock to fit your drawer depth. I trimmed mine from 8.5" to 7" width which then fit vertically in my 7.5" deep drawers.
3) Roll the card stock into a tube and release within a couple of the tape rolls (which gives you the perfect size). Glue/tape the edge to prevent further unraveling. Remove the rolls from the tube.
4) Coat the bottom edge with white glue and adhere to the foam core, pressing firmly. After it's dry, slip the rolls back on the tube and you're ready to get sticky with it.

If you happen to make this, I'd love to see your version!

Cecelia

8 comments:

  1. Brilliant !!! I might just have to get some more rolls of tape so I can do this!!! Merry Christmas... m.e.

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    1. LOL!!! Thanks ME! I hope you enjoy your growing collection! Let me know how it goes.
      Cecelia

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    1. Hi Jan, thanks so much! :D I'd love to see yours when you're done.
      Cecelia

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  3. great idea, Cecelia !! I have some kitchen tubes of different diameters which fit into each other and are perfect for this !! Wish you and your family a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thanks Suman, very happy you like it. Sounds like you're halfway to being done. I'd love to see yours! Merry Xmas and a crafty New Year!
      Cecelia

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  4. Wow, that's smart!! I always stack my big tapes and make them into pen holders! But I have never thought of putting the smaller tapes together with the big ones. Thanks a lot for the idea!

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    1. Hi Onellyantie Chuah! Thanks for such kind words! I'm thrilled you like this idea. I'd love to see your version one day!

      Cecelia

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