Step 1: I used heavy duty scissors to cut a strip about 1 1/2″ inches wide from a 5″ x 7″ aluminum flashing sheet. The edges can be very sharp, so handle carefully, or better yet, wear gloves to do this.
Step 2: Using a straight edge, bend the metal strip into a u-shape – it should be deep enough to wrap around the sides of the piece of wood you will attach it to and leave about 1/2 inch of space for the measuring tape clip to easily glide in place.
Step 3: I used multi-material screws from SPAX to attach the holder to my door organizer. These screws work with metal and wood and don’t require any pre-drilling but making a small divot with a nail prior to drilling helps prevent the screw from slipping.
Step 4: Slip your measuring tape into the holder
I love having a dedicated spot for my measuring tape in my mini-worshop – no more rummaging through drawers trying to find it!