If you're a sticker and stationery love like me, you definitely own some washi tape. Okay, you definitely own a LOT of washi tape. In fact, you hunt for washi tape at every store that seems like it might have washi tape. And if you're like me, you can't really pass up washi tape because, yeah, you really DO need washi tape of every animal, plant, shape, color and holiday just in case a project comes up. I mean, it's only a few bucks, so why not scoop up that cute terrarium and gold heart pair?
Are you also like me and realized once you got home you really had no clue what to do with all that delightful paper tape? I stayed away from the wave of washi for so long because I was clueless about what it would be used for. But since I have a really hard time saying no to cute tape in the stationery section, I soon found that I had collected up a LOT of washi rolls. But what to do with all of it? Well washi lovers, here are some of my favorite ways to use washi tape!
Here are some of my summer favorites that I paired together. I love the bold, bright colors of these! Gelly Roll pens and Target dollar spot clips and tacks make a fun addition and cute way to display your projects on a corkboard, in a cubicle or on your wall!
So what are you supposed to do with all that washi goodness? Get ready to gather up some supplies. Pull out some paper or a blank card, a blank envelope (white or colored!), bright pens/markers, scissors and your selected washi! My first DIY washi project is a custom card. I decided to utilize lettering, card making, and the washi all at once.
The blank card is easy to decorate with stripes of washi. You can make shape, tape on other paper bits, or snip little bits to use the images on the tape. I stayed on just the front of the card for this one but feel free to washi up the inside and the back! After I got my washi on there, I penciled out what I wanted to write. Of course I went with a flamingo quote! Decorate your lettering with shadows, designs in the letters, or even doodle fun images on your card. Then decorate your blank envelope to be as fun as your card. I love wrapping my washi all the way around to the back. Be careful of the gummy area though! When you're done, pen your return and shipping addies on there and you're all set!
Here are some other quick projects and uses for your washi:
- Wrap around your favorite paper straws, snip the ends into little banners
- Tape around old candle jars and use for pencil or silverware caddies
- Mark your lettering pens with your favorite washi so you know which are yours at your next meetup
- Make a mini pennant banner using string and washi taped together and snipped into flags
Even with all these fun washi projects, I will admit that I hoard a few favorite rolls for fear I won't get anything that cute again. At least they are super cute to look at stacked up in my desk cubby! I would love to see your washi projects and hear about your favorite tapes! Let me know in the comments and feel free to post your creations!
- Cerise :)