If you’re like me, you’ve taken a turn down Washi Tape Lane for a little bit and have been heart-eyes about all the beautiful patterns and colors and textures and….. wait, what do I do with this again???
First, this isn’t your typical Scotch tape – this is CUTE tape. It’s paper-like and pretty easy to work with. It comes in all widths and patterns, and sticks lightly to things, which makes it perfect for general paper crafting and planning. Here are a few ways I use it in my planner.
Other ways I use my washi tape:
Where I get my washi tape:
There are SO many places to get this stuff, and I’ve typically gotten mine from Michael’s, Amazon, and Target. I have gotten a few from VeryStationery on Instagram, and a few speciality washi tapes from various shops I stop by on vacation (hello, Paper Ya in Vancouver!). They’re typically $3-$4 (USD) a roll, with fancy stuff at $5 a roll. I think the thin washi is the most useful (as borders and such), with the 10mm width a second place for titles, edging, and so on.
Storing my washi tape:
I don’t have a fancy solution for this – I just have a white ceramic bowl. I don’t want to get anything bigger because I don’t want to get any more washi until I’ve used more of my current stash!
Traveling with my washi tape:
Of course no one is carrying full rolls of washi tape with them – grab an old gift card and wrap some tape around it. No need to put the full roll on, either! I just wrap the tape around probably 7 times and that is good enough for general use for a bit since I’m not a heavy washi tape user.
The other truth is, you know you never use all that tape. So save up those gift cards and start sending happy mail to friends or pen pals – I often make sure to wrap up cards for my girlfriend to share the love and get some variety in return. Spread the love!
Whew. Okay. There you have it – some of my favorite ways to use washi tape. What are yours? Let me know down below! If you liked this article, I invite you to share it, pin it, tweet it, whatever other verbs there are!