Organizing With Washi Tape

The herb drying rack I made a while ago is working out great for us!

The only problem is we have so many herbs I can’t keep track of them! I pruned a bunch of herbs a few weekends ago, and then I got busy with a bunch of other things, so they just sat pinned to the drying rack. When I finally remembered to get them down this weekend I couldn’t tell which ones were which anymore!

It’s easy enough to tell them apart when I first pin them up on the rack. My previous system had just been to remember which ones were where on the rack. But clearly I’m too easily distracted 🙂 I eventually figured it out by crushing them up a bit and smelling them, but I figured there has to be an easier way…

So I decided to use some of my washi tape to help me organize them better!

Organize With Washi Tape Clothespins

It was a really simple project. I took 6 different colors of washi tape, cut them down to size, and stuck them onto my mini clothespins.

Organize With Washi Tape Clothespins

In case any of you noticed, the other purple dot ones were already on the rack holding some catnip, thus their absence from the picture. 🙂

Then I took a tiny piece of tape from each of the six rolls and stuck it onto the flower pots the herbs are growing in. This way, not only do I have a way to separate and organize my herbs as they are drying, but I can also remember which one is which once they’re dry and shriveled by matching the clothespins to the pots!

Washi Tape Pots

Plus the washi tape gives a fun pop of color to the herb drying rack. I love it!

Organize With Washi Tape Clothespins: Herb Drying Rack

Have you ever used washi tape for color-coding? What other fun things could I do with my washi tape? I have a whole bunch extra now!


Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Lauren @mercyINK says

    8 years ago

    I’ve yet to try the trendy washi tape, but you’ve inspired me to get some! love your uses for it — would love for you to come share at the (Hearts)&(Homes) Link Party at!

    happy wednesday 🙂

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