When setting up my new studio space, one thing of importance to me was making my knitting needles easily accessible. Up until now, my double pointed needles have been stored in their original packaging, and grouped together with all the other double pointed needles in an inconvenient pouch. Every time I go to look for a certain size of needles, I have to sort through this pouch and then put it away in the organizer on top of my bookshelf. Now that I have a desk to work at, it makes sense to display these in the open, which also makes each size easier to find! I organized my different double pointed needles by their US size, although you could easily organize them by millimeter size if that's easier for you.
A roll of washi tape,
A paint pen (I used white, but a metallic one would look really great too!)
1+ sets of double pointed knitting needles
Not shown: a mug or vase to display them in
To begin, take a set of double pointed needles and wrap them with the copper wire, enough to hold the needles in place without any slipping out. At the top, leave a "flag pole" of a few inches and cut with wire cutters.
Take the washi tape, and wrap the top of the "flag pole" with it. Wrap about 1.5" around one side, and stick the back of it to the other side of the tape, lining up the edges so the front side of the tape is showing on both sides forming a rectangular "flag".
Cut at an angle twice to make a triangular pennant shape out of the washi tape rectangle.
With the paint pen, write your needle size on the pennant and place it in the storage container!
Done! A nice and easy way to display your double pointed needles while still knowing what the heck the size is when you need to use them!