Washi

Have a ton of Washi? Here are 10 ideas to use Washi.

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Hello. My name is Rosaline…and I am a washi tape addict. If there was a support group for washi tape addicts, I would be a member. LOL.

For those who don’t know what washi tape is…let me give a little background on these colorful, wonderful jems. Washi tape originally comes from Japan and is known as “masking tape.”These “masking tapes” are made of natural fibers (such as bamboo) or from native Japanese trees. In the United States, “masking tape” is known as washi tape. Washi tape comes in a variety of width sizes (very thing to think), textures (such as smooth, matte, and glitter), colors, and there are even some that are laser cut into designs.

I have over 200 washi tapes in my collection. I have found numerous ways to use washi tape. I would like to share some of those ways now. Enjoy! Happy Crafting!

1: Paperclip Page Flags

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Paperclip page flags are easy to make. They go great in planners and for organizing all your papers. I use these paperclips to color code documents pertaining to the Crafty Rose Emporium business. To make these cuties: Take your favorite washi (I suggest using the regular width washi), wrap it around the longer part of the paperclip, and cut a triangle at the end. It’s the simple! 🙂

2: Deck Out your Computer Keyboard

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This project might be a little more challenging but I found it to be a lot fun. Find 1 or 2 of your favorite washi tapes (preferably ones with multi designs on it —such as the picture above). Start cutting down the washi tape to size and stick away! If it helps, you can take a black sharpie marker (anything that won’t smear) and write the letters and symbols on top of the washi.

3: Organize your cords

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This is how I organize all my cords at home. So convenient and I love the pops of color! This idea is also great for labeling all those charging cards that we all have.

5: Make a colorful garland/banner

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Grab your favorite colorful washi tapes and twine/string…and go to town!  These garlands are great for birthday parties and decorations. I’ve used washi tape garlands to decorate packages and gifts.

6: Cover your laptop

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This is a fun project to do! It’s simple and quick. Take some of your favorite washi tapes and start making a design on the cover of your laptop (or the back of you tablet). There is no right or wrong way to do this. The designs are endless!

7: Decorate your notebook/binder

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This idea is simple and fun to do. Take any of boring notebook or binder and transform it into your own piece of colorful art.

8: Colorful Picture Frames

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When I buy wooden picture frames I decorate them with paint and washi tape. The designs and colors are endless! This project is a great project for children of all ages.

9: Jazz up a candle 

 

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This project is very simple. Take a few of your favorite washi tapes and some candles (all different sized candles work). You wrap the candle completely or you can leave gaps. It is entirely up to you!

10: Design your Own Phone Case

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This idea is just as simple as the washi tape notebook/binder. The color schemes and themes are endless. Be creative! My latest washi tape phone case was unicorn themed!