19 Creative Uses for Washi Tape

Washi tape originated in Japan and is usually made from natural fibres. It comes in decorative designs which is perfect for adding a dash of colour to your creative projects. Here are some ideas for making the most of your washi tape at home, work or school.

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Envelopes

Washi Tape on Envelopes

Washi Tape on Envelopes

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Envelopes don’t need to be plain and boring. Why not send a handwritten letter with some colourful washi across the front?

Drawings

Drawing with Washi Tape

Drawing with Washi Tape

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Decorate your drawings with some pink floral washi or a pattern of your choice. Add it to the body of your drawings or to the background.

Journals

Washi Tape inside Journal

Washi Tape inside Journal

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Get organised with adding washi tape to your diary, Bullet Journal or Erin Condren Planner.

Banners

Banner Made with Washi Tape

Banner Made with Washi Tape

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Decorate your home or special event with a washi banner. This is easy to make with a piece of string and your favourite washi tape.

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards with Washi Tape

Greeting Cards with Washi Tape

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For that personal touch on Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays or Christmas make your own greeting card with patterned washi tape.

Cutlery

Washi Tape on Cutlery

Washi Tape on Cutlery

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Customise your cutlery to match your special event without breaking the bank. Just wrap some tape around a knife or fork for a unique look.

Cake Toppers

Washi Tape Cake Toppers

Washi Tape Cake Toppers

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Celebrate a birthday or a wedding with some handmade cake toppers. All you need are some tooth picks, washi tape and some scissors to cut the ends.

Bookmarks

Washi Tape Bookmark

Washi Tape Bookmark

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Make your own bookmark with pretty washi tape, cardboard and thread for the tassel.

Jewellery Boxes

Washi Tape Jewellery Box

Washi Tape Jewellery Box

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Wide washi tape is effective for larger items such as jewellery boxes. Perfect for adding extra colour for your wardrobe or dressing table.

Phone Covers

Washi Tape Phone Cover

Washi Tape Phone Cover

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This phone cover looks amazing with a mix of floral washi tape. A cheap way to mix up your accessories.

Paper Craft and Origami

Washi Tape Paper Craft

Washi Tape Paper Craft

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Stick some washi tape to a plain paper and viola, you have some decorative paper for folding into different shapes.

Gift Wrap

Washi Tape Gift Wrap

Washi Tape Gift Wrap

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Washi is more than just tape, rather than just taping the ends of your gift wrap you can wrap the whole present. Double over your tape and turn it into a ribbon and you can create a present topper.

Hopscotch

Washi Tape Children's Games

Washi Tape Children’s Games

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This is a tidy indoor alternative to drawing chalk on your floor. Quick and easy to set up for children’s birthday parties.

Pegs

Washi Tape Pegs

Washi Tape Pegs

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Doing the laundry will always be boring but these floral pegs are super cute.

Furniture

Washi Tape Furniture

Washi Tape Furniture

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Re-purpose an old chair with some washi tape or paper-mâché.

Book Covers

Washi Tape Book Covers

Washi Tape Book Covers

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Decorate your journal or school books with washi tape. This one looks interstellar in blue.

Pencils

Washi Tape Pencils

Washi Tape Pencils

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Wish I had washi around when I was in school. These pencils look fun in different patterns.

Keyboards

Washi Tape Keyboard

Washi Tape Keyboard

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Jazz up that plain keyboard with various washi tape. I would probably use galaxy pattern washi tape space bar… XD

Collect Them All

Washi Tape Collection

Washi Tape Collection

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You can always collect them all and just admire the all the colours!

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