I have stored my ever-growing collection of decorative tapes in a number of different ways over the past years--most recently in a decorated box and then in a bright red toolbox. But then a Pinterest pin caught my eye, and I remembered this wooden schoolhouse display box that I purchased at a yard sale two summers ago.
There are loads of attractive ways to store decorative tape, but not all of them are practical for actual use. For example, I could put all of my pretty tapes in a big glass jar, but what if the roll I need is stuck way down at the bottom? I don't want to have to dump the whole jar over to get to the roll I want to use!
And if I put them onto a dowel mounted on my wall, what if I need to take a roll down to measure exactly how much I need for my project? I would have to take all the rolls off the rod to get to the one that I need.
This schoolhouse storage strategy hasn't stood the test of time yet, but it seems like it might work.
It allows me to keep color families together. I tend to use several rolls of similar colors at one time, so I can slide out a column to use for any given project. It is simple enough to then slide the column of tapes back into place.
And, last but not least, it looks pretty cool in the corner of my craft space!
I love it when a $2 purchase that has been sitting in the basement for two years comes to light as the "perfect" solution!