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!
There are lots of washi tape ideas to make basic items in your home have just a little more pizzazz. And, who doesn’t need a little pizzazz in their life?!
What is Washi Tape Used For?
A better question might be ‘what is washi tape NOT used for!’ Can you tell I’m a fan? It can be used to add decorative touches to almost anything!
It 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?
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?!
This post may contain affiliate links which means should you make a purchase after clicking through one of my links, I might make a small commission without costing you a penny. I appreciate the support! Please see my full disclosure policy for details.
10 Ways to Use Washi Tape
#1 – Light switch covered with washi tape
My daughter created this 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.
I love to 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!
#5 – Create mini-banners with washi tape
Another creation of my daughter’s!
She made these fun jute twine mini banners with washi tape flags to hang on her mirror.
#6 – Paper Clip 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
Speaking of daily planners, 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!