I'm a sucker for a pretty craft project. I'm an even bigger sucker for finding ways to make practical things in my home prettier. Enter washi tape! If you have seen washi tape, but aren't really sure of washi tape uses that would make you want to grab some for yourself, read on!
Washi tape can be used around the home to decorate pencils, notebooks, journal pages, light switch plate covers, homemade bookmarks, and more. As a general rule, washi tape can be used on nearly anything to add color and individual personality.
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What is Washi Tape Used For?
Washi tape sticks to most surfaces including metal, wood, glass, plastic, cards, walls, scrapbooking materials, paper...you name it! Think of it as pretty, sticker tape.
This leads me to the next question you might have.
Is Washi Tape Removable?
Washi tape is removable. It easily peels off of surfaces without causing any damage. I've even removed it from paper planner pages and painted walls without a problem!
Are you ready to see some pretty washi tape in action?!
Ways to Use Washi Tape
1 - Light switch plate covered with washi tape
My daughter created this light switch plate covered in washi tape without prompting from me when we did a makeover on her bedroom a while back!
She picked out washi tape colors that matched the design of her room and did this little project all by herself.
2 - Charging Cord Label with washi tape
With all of my family members having a number of electronic devices, it's easy to lose track of which cord belongs to what or to whom! Personalized electronic cord labels saves lots of fights in our home.
Wrap the washi tape around the cord and cut the ends in the shape of a little flag. Then, add a basic label with my label maker!
3 - Add a little "extra" to basic pencils with washi tape
Pencils can be wrapped with a little washi tape to match a notebook or just to add a little fun to office / school supplies!
4 - Washi Tape Bookmarks
My daughter also made several of these washi tape bookmarks! She definitely has my love for a good DIY craft;-)
These bookmarks are great for gifts, too!
Another creation of my daughter's! She made these fun jute twine mini banners with washi tape flags to hang on her mirror.
6 - Paperclip Flag with Washi Tape
These fun washi tape paper clip flags are great for marking your place in your daily planner, book, magazine, whatever!
7 - How to Use Washi Tape in a Planner
Washi tape is a fun way to make basic planners a bit more fun. I love to personalize the back pages of my planner!
8 - Washi Tape on Tealight candles
Using decorative washi tape on tealight candles is an inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays!Of course any pattern / color of tape could be used any time.
9 - Washi Tape to label shelving
When I organized our linen closet, I used washi tape on the shelving so I didn't have to worry about chipping the paint.
With the help of a label maker, this is a great way to label any shelves to keep things neat and tidy so everything has a home. (in theory;-)
10 - Create Pretty Book or Binder Cover with Washi Tape
Cover a basic notebook or binder with washi tape in your favorite colors to spice things up!
11 - Washi Tape on Fingernails
12 - Washi tape on wooden baskets
13 - On bows for wrapping presents
14 - To seal envelopes
15 - Add Color to homemade cards with washi tape
16 - Washi tape on gift tags
17 - Cover plastic pumpkins with washi tape for fall decor
18 - Create washi tape frames
19 - Make unique wall decor with washi tape
20 - Make washi tape cereal box organizers
21 - Cover plastic hangers with washi tape
22 - Decorate clothespins with washi tape
23 - Washi tape to create decorate table place cards
24 - Create invitations
25 - Washi tape on the handle of kitchen spatulas
26 - Decorate a clipboard
27 - Add washi tape to container lids
28 - Add washi tape to the tops of keys for easier identification
29 - To decorate a serving tray
30 - To decorate binder clips
31 - Add washi tape to monogram letters
32 - Decorate a phone case with washi tape
33 - To decorate old soap pump dispenser
34 - On push pins
35 - To cover cardboard boxes
36 - Washi tape to decorate tile coasters
37 - Cover tin cans with washi tape
38 - On a ceiling fan
39 - Washi tape on outlet plate covers
40 - Wine glass markers
41 - To make food labels/signs
42 - Make a fancy vase
43 - Washi tape magnets
44 - Washi tape Easter eggs
45 - Cover Altoid can with washi tape for small container
46 - Decorate a cheap clock with washi tape
47 - Cover embroidery hoop
48 - Washi tape clothespin wreath
49 - Washi tape bows
50 - Washi tape binder clips
As you can see, the options are limitless when it comes to washi tape projects!
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How fun! I've only used washi tape on journals. These are some great ideas to add color to other things too.
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Thanks so much, Amanda! I give my daughter the credit for most of these ideas. Have a wonderful week!