How to Use Washi Tape for Everything: Ideas and Inspiration!

by Llana Cabajar

Washi tape, a versatile and colorful adhesive tape, has taken the crafting world by storm, and it's no wonder why! With its wide range of designs and patterns, this small but mighty tool has become a favorite among DIY enthusiasts and creative individuals alike. So for today's blog post, we will explore the wonderful world of washi tape ideas and provide you with inspiration on how to use washi tape for all your crafting needs!

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Personalize Your Stationery With Washi Tape 

One of the easiest ways to incorporate washi tape into your everyday life is by using it to personalize your stationery. Whether it's your journal, notebook, note cards, to-do lists, or even your pens, washi tape can add a touch of color and creativity to make them truly unique. Create borders, patterns, or even cover entire surfaces with washi tape to add a pop of personality to your stationery collection. 


Decorate Your Walls With Pops of Color

Who said washi tape is limited to just cardstock and paper surfaces? Use washi tape to create stunning wall decorations that are easily removable and won't damage your paint. From geometric patterns to fun shapes and designs, the possibilities are endless! You can create a gallery wall by framing your favorite photos with washi tape borders or make your own wall decals by cutting out shapes from the tape and arranging them in a creative manner. 

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Organize Your Household and Office Tasks With Style

Tired of the same old organization methods? Washi tape can help you revamp your organization game! Use different colored tapes to label and decorate your storage bins, files, drawers, crafting storages, or even cables. You can also create colorful labels for your pantry jars, spice containers, or office supplies. Not only will it make everything easier to find, but it will also add a fun and playful vibe to your space!

DIY Decorations for Your Next Party

Planning a house party anytime soon? Washi tape can be your secret weapon for creating budget-friendly and eye-catching decorations that will wow your guests! Wrap plain glass jars with washi tape to create unique candle holders or vases. Make colorful banners or bunting by attaching washi tape to twine or string. You can even use washi tape to create party favors by decorating plain gift boxes or bags. When they ask where you got your beautiful decor, you be sure that your creative flair will impress your guests. 

Spruce up Some Old Furniture

Give your old furniture some new life with the help of the stunning designs of washi tape! Whether it's a tired-looking desk, a plain bookshelf, or even a wooden chair, washi tape can transform them into statement pieces. Create patterns or designs on the surfaces, cover the edges for a sleek look, or use washi tape to highlight certain features. Not only will this DIY project save you money, but it will also infuse your area with your creativity and personality! 

Craft Stunning DIY Projects With These Washi Tape Ideas!

There's no denying it – washi tape is a fantastic tool for adding color, creativity, and fun to various aspects of your life! From personalizing stationery to decorating old boxes, there are so many ways to use washi tape for everything.

So grab your favorite rolls, get creative, and have a blast transforming ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art! Remember, if you need more ideas on how to use washi tape for your cards, you can always drop by here on the Altenew Blog. Happy crafting!

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Arlene Plastine May 6, 2023 - 11:05 AM

Nathalie DeSousa, where did you get the narrow set of washi tapes that goes from orange to yellow? I have all the other sets but never saw this one in the store. I wish Altenew would come out with a set of purples, my favorite color. Like all the inspiration in the blog.

Llana Cabajar May 8, 2023 - 3:21 PM

Hi Arlene! Thank you for your comment! I think Nathalie used a combination of products from the Red Sunset Slim Washi Tape Set and Fall Harvest Slim Washi Tape Set. Sadly, Altenew doesn’t have a set in purples yet, but let’s hope they come out with a gradient purple washi tape soon! <3

Carol gay May 7, 2023 - 4:24 PM

Love the way you used the washi tape on your samples…..i so love washi tape but have trouble getting it off the roll without it tearing apart ….so you have any suggestions please……thanks. Carol

Llana Cabajar May 8, 2023 - 3:25 PM

Washi tape can be tricky to peel off, since it’s delicate! We’ve all been there 😭 For issues like those, we recommend sticking a piece of paper to the end of the washi tape, and slowly rolling all sides upward at the same time using your fingers (instead of pulling at one side like we normally do with tape). Hope this helps!

Tara C Prince January 16, 2024 - 12:12 PM

so incredibly gorgeous


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