Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to liven up your home or office space? Try washi tape!
If you’re a crafter, you might have heard of washi tape, or seen a few of the thousands of washi tape projects on Pinterest. But those who are less familiar might be wondering what all the hype is about — and how they can incorporate washi tape into simple crafts to beautify their living spaces. Luckily, we’re here to answer your questions!
Washi tape is a pretty, decorative paper masking tape. It’s thin, durable, made of natural fibers like hemp and bamboo, inexpensive, and comes in hundreds of colors and patterns. The tape is easy to stick on many surfaces — including wood, plastic, and metal — and is easy to remove without causing damage.
Here are a few washi tape craft ideas to get your creativity flowing:
Create unique wall art using washi tape! This is a great project if you live in a rented apartment and can’t paint or drill holes in the wall to hang art. Create minimalistic geometric designs with washi tape in solid colors, or try different patterns to create a mural theme. Since washi tape isn’t permanent, you can try out several designs at a time, or change them out as your style changes.
Instant Poster Frames
Hanging posters just got a lot easier with washi tape. No need for actual frames — simply tape a picture or a poster to your wall, then use washi tape to create a visually appealing border around the picture. Cut solid color washi tape into fun shapes and patterns, or choose washi tape with eye-catching patterns like stripes and polka dots. Washi tape frames are easy to put up, and won’t leave marks on your walls when you take them down.
If you own cheap picture frames, washi tape is a great way to personalize them. Use colorful washi tape to match your home or office furniture decor. You can even make fun, patterned frames to give as gifts!
Use washi tape to give yourself a quick, easy, and striking manicure! Simply trace the shape of your nail onto a washi tape pattern, cut the shape out with scissors, and apply in place of liquid nail polish. Use the tape alone as a play manicure for children or, if you want more staying power on your own nails, apply a base coat and top coat to accompany the tape. Get creative with the pattern you select — for special occasions, we suggest using glittery tape.
Plain composition books might not inspire much creativity, so why not use washi tape to make a decorative cover? Lay strips of tape along the front in horizontal, vertical, or diagonal stripes, using patterns that distinguish each notebook from the other. Mix and match patterns for a dazzling notebook design!
Washi tape can even be used to transform ordinary office supplies into items of inspiration! Classic yellow pencils can be wrapped in patterned washi tape — you can even decorate them to match your washi tape notebooks.
Personalize your laptop with washi tape designs. For a color-coordinated look, decorate your keyboard with washi tape patterns to match the laptop cover. Just make sure you don’t get in the way of your keys!
Nothing’s nicer than receiving a handwritten note in the mail — and you’ll get bonus points for presentation from your loved ones with these immaculately decorated envelopes! Create a washi tape border — you can use a heart pattern for Valentine’s Day or make wedding invitation envelopes more elegant with colorful lace ribbon tape. Feel free to decorate your cards and letters with tape as well!
DIY bunting adds an instant splash of festivity to any party decor. Simply choose a color palette or pattern for your banner, and adhere the washi tape to colorful twine. Use Christmas-themed washi tape for your office holiday party, or floral patterns for a baby shower.
Finally, think outside the box and cut out different washi shapes to make your own stickers! Stick them on anything, from paper stationery to kitchen mugs.
We carry a wide selection of washi tape for any craft project you can dream up. Get started today!