If you are a fan of Pinterest, chances are, you’ve already seen washi tape everywhere. But if you are not a Pinterest junkie, fasten your seatbelts and allow me to take you through a magical journey, exploring all the ways you can use washi tape.
Let’s start with the simple answer, what is washi tape. The best way to describe washi tape is very beautiful masking tape. The only difference is washi tape is not as delicate, but it more than makes up for it with the beautiful patterns and designs. That being said, let’s take a look at several DIY ideas involving washi tape.
One of the aspect I love the most about washi tape is you can always involve your children in the projects. It is even recommended that you involve them, as you will have some fun family time, your kids will be exhausted later, and you can enjoy your time for relaxation. These letters are one way to do it.
I know how messy cords can become. With several cords in my house, I always have troubles finding out which one is for my iPhone, which one is for my camera and which one is for my eBook reader. Well, with washi tape, you can solve the problem. I know I did.
Easter is just around the corner (the Christian Orthodox one), and you need more unique ideas how to decorate your eggs? Take a look at this recipe, and invite your children to the party.
I did mention that most of the projects involve your kids. This one might leave a mess after your kid is done playing with his cars, but at least you know he/she will be busy for a few hours. During that time you can prepare lunch, watch some TV show or read few pages from your favorite book.
Picture this: you have few bracelets in your closet, but they are out of fashion, and you don’t like them anymore. Here is a way how to breathe new life into your jewelry. Plus, black and white is a timeless combination that will never get out of fashion.
In most cases, when you buy new glasses, you get a case for keeping them as well. But, those cases can often be boring and dull. What can you do? If you are a creative junkie, one that loves adding color and patterns to everything, this is the project for you.
By now, you probably got the idea that you can wrap anything in washi tape. Candles are next item on the menu. Don’t worry, lighting up the candle won’t light up your washi tape. There is no risk.
Another project that has a sole purpose to make your items more interesting, playful and colorful. Your kids will love their new pencil pots. And don’t limit yourself to pencil pots for your kids. You can use the same hack in your office as well.
Most chargers nowadays come in white color. Or, in black color. Either way, with so many chargers around the house, there is a high risk of losing your chargers, or someone accidentally taking yours. And in the office, the risk is even higher. Mark your chargers with washi tape, and you won’t have to worry anymore.
If you don’t want to spend money on a cellphone cover, you can always make your own. You’ll do need the basic plastic cover, but that one is cheaper than buying a designed one. So why don’t you design your own cover?
We are getting slowly into the fashion category for DIY projects involving washi paper. We already had some bracelets, but now, we get some earrings on the list that are so unique, and yet so simple to make.
In some cases, a simple gift will more than do the trick with your father. After all, fathers are simple. Mothers are the complicated parents. But why don’t go a step further, and surprise your father with a homemade T-shirt from you? He’ll surely appreciate the gesture.
I have probably several pin flags in my house and office, and they bring so much value to my interior design. I love how pin flags make everything cheerful and colorful. My advice, don’t save up on pin flags.
If you know where the letters and buttons are positioned on your keyboard, this is the project for you. I warn you, you’ll have troubles getting used to the keyboard in the first week or two. But once you master it, you’ll have a unique keyboard that screams girl power.
Drink your coffee or tea from a customized can. The project is extremely easy, simple and quick, you’ll need to spend just a few minutes on it. Plus, if you are working in an office with several colleagues, you can be sure nobody mistaken their can with yours.
A plain white, brown or black door is great. But every now and then, people get that urge to change something in their interior design. If you want to keep things simple, yet creative, door designs are perfect way. You won’t change much of the basics in your home, but the subtle change will breathe new life into the interior.
Go a step further with your wall frames and decorate them with washi paper. You always run the risk of putting emphasis on the frames instead on the picture, so make sure you combine them well. For example, colorful picture requires simple frame. Or the other way, a simple and minimalistic picture can benefit greatly from a colorful frame.
This project actually involves two ingredients that are household names in the DIY section: bottles and washi paper. And the best part, they are Easter themed, meaning you can get your hands dirty immediately.
I already gave you an idea how to make a case for your phones, but now I have a makeover project for your iPad or Android tablet as well. The process is similar to the phone case, you just need a bigger device.
Now, doors are not the only section of your interior design that can benefit from some subtle washi tape decoration. The door edges are even more subtle, and rarely someone will notice them. But in the end, you decorate your home for yourself, so you can enjoy. And who doesn’t enjoy a splash of color here and there.
This is probably the most common usage for washi tape, and it takes you back to the basics of gift giving. Every gift has to have a gift bow, and washi tape can help you with that. Plus, you’ll get bonus points when you deliver the gift for your creativity and effort.
Using different washi tape patterns and designs is a perfect way to organize your calendar. You can divide your calendar on weeks, months, weeks, important events, literally every way you feel like to. If you are as busy as I am, a calendar organizer is a must.
Using washi tape for your cupboard has two benefits. First, it protects your furniture from dust and humidity, and second, it improves the visual appealing and appearance of your furniture. Wait no more, and wrap your cupboard.
Getting back to the basic use of washi tape, and that is gift wrapping and gift ideas. I gave you a project for gift bows, but now we take things to another level with gift bags. The decoration part is up to you, and with washi tape you can absolutely go nuts. You want a number? Washi tape can do it. You need a letter or message on the gift box? Washi tape all the way!
We already had a bracelet idea with washi tape, and now we have another. In the first case, I recommended using black and white washitape for your bracelet. Using wood makes your bracelet even more comfortable due to the lower weight.
Unlike other projects on this list ,this one might take more time than you want to spend. However, I strongly recommend that you do not save on time. The wallpapers made from washi paper are beautiful and unique. The only downside is they don’t last as long, and you’ll probably have to paint the wall over once you get rid of the wallpaper.
As I mentioned few times, I love decorating my interior in subtle ways. One of those subtle ways is decorating my light switches with washi tape. It is the same approach as with doors and door edges, and just as appealing.
You want something on your staircase that will cover the staircase, but you hate carpets and boring colors? Well, this simple and colorful project is great for you. Just make sure to be careful with the colors, as you need to make them complement your interior design, not pop too much.
I love getting as much natural light in my home as I can. But every now and then, I can sacrifice a window or two for a good purpose. And these stained glass windows are good enough for me. Plus, you don’t have to limit the project just for your windows.
Your wedding is a time when you can show your creativity to the fullest. I know you are probably busy with tons of other tasks, but if you have the time, take a look at some of the wedding ideas with washi tape, and implement them. Your guests will be thrilled.READ THIS NEXT: 20 Affordable PVC Pipe Projects That Are Pure Genius