A Little Washi Tape Project and Storage

One of my girls told me that Bath and Body Works was now selling coordinating match books to go along with their candles.  

We were both surprised that it actually took them this many years to come up with this idea.

I've not seen them yet and it's not likely I would buy them, however, I will "fancy up" my own! 

Since my youngest kids are now old enough to leave matches alone, I can leave a box out.  That is until that adorable grand daughter of mine comes around! 

Get yourself some small match boxes and break out your washi tape.  Easy-Peasy as they say. 

And, what do you think of my washi tape holder?! 

I'm not really sure what it is other than metal, rusty, and wonderful.  It has a clip on the left side, much like a safety pin.

I have another one out the garage should my tape collection grow.

Just carefully, line your tape up on either side of your small match box and then trim with a scissors.  Some of my tape was thin and need two layers to cover the writing on the box.

I think this "measuring tape" washi tape is pretty perfect for the sewing room where this sits.

It's surprising how a little, easy thing, can be so much fun. I did two match boxes: a different tape on each side:  just refill the box when empty with matches from a different box.  

Feeling more motivated??  When you have an empty box, you can fill it with goodies like Kim Anderson does! Or, look at this pinterest page of altered match boxes.

~ I hope you Advent is off to a good start ~ 


  1. what fun! Love the hanger.....right up my alley

  2. I've been dressing up match boxes for years - your washi tape method is brilliant! (Thanks for the mention too)

  3. so simple but so sublime - love it! I'll be doing that - thanks for the inspiration
    and I have one of those metal hangers too - on mine I have a bunch of some sort of metal electrical shades (bought them both together that way - don't know if they belong together or if previous owner paired them up)

  4. These are awesome Jill! Love your Washi Tape and the holder. The holder reminds me of a paint roller handle. Love those wood boxes of yours too! Beautiful photos!!

  5. Love matchboxes!!! And washi tape!!!!!

  6. Your tape holder looks like a paint roller. Love your ideas!


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