Five Quick Ideas for Using Washi Tape

Five quick ideas for using washi tape or your own decorative tape that you’ve made from scrap paper.

 

1 MAKE A MARK

washi tape on sketchbook with pencil and watercolours

You know how it is. You have a brand new sketchbook (perhaps for the Creative Challenge) but making that first mark on the first blank can be really difficult. Add a strip of washi tape to the page and suddenly it doesn’t look so pristine, somehow taking away off the pressure to do something amazing.

 

2 MAKE TABS FOR YOUR JOURNAL

Using washi tape to make page dividers tabs

Use washi tape to make page tabs, so you can easily find what you’re looking for in your journal. You could do the same with index cards too.

 

3 MAKE LABELS

washi tape label on phone cover with pens

Is your phone case boring? Personalise it with some washi tape. Add strips or cut shapes from your tape, decorate with pens or markers. Use washi tape to label your jams and chutneys but don’t use it to label jars that need constant washing as it won’t last. The beauty of making your own decorative tape is that you can choose how wide to make it.

 

4 IDENTIFY YOUR ELECTRICAL LEADS

Electrical leads colour coded and labelled with washi tape

Help unscramble the tangle of electrical cords and leads by using washi tape to colour code them. Write the name of the appliance on a washi tape label and remember to discard the lead when you throw out the appliance.

 

5 MAKE A SIMPLE BOOKMARK

Corner bookmark from scrap paper and washi tape on chair with book and knitted rabbit

If you have small scraps of paper that are too pretty to throw away, use them to make a simple bookmark.

how to make a corner bookmark from scrap paper

 

Five quick and easy things to do with washi tape!

 

If you’d like to make your own washi style tape, read our guide to making your own decorative tape.

If you have a stack of scrap paper, read Ten Creative Ways to Recycle Scrap Paper HERE

 

5 quick washi tape projects text by knitted rabbit and bookmark on page