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!
Hello PrettyPrints&Paper: I’m hooked on washi tape as a way to decorate the area just above the perforation on notepads. I recently bought a stack of ruled notepads that were bound at the top with a plain green cardboard binding. I wrapped washi tape around the binding and voila a fun, decorative edge for all my notepads.
What a great idea! It’s such a simple way to make things look extra cute 🙂
Great idea to put washi on old gift cards! I love using washi tape in my bujo too. Just adds a nice visual cue for what pages are where. Ps—I feel like I might need to send you some planner stickers soon…
does the washi tape “re-stick” just fine after you’ve rolled it on old gift cards? I know it’s meant to be resealable, but wondering if you have any probs with that?
Oh yes! Since it’s sticking right back on as if it was on a roll, it has never given me an issue with re-use
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Great tips! Especially love the “travel with washi” tip! 🙂
Thank you!! <3
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Great tips on Washi tape. I wanted to add one more, that I’ve recently discovered. A not-so-busy washi tape (such as a solid or gradient pattern) makes an excellent “banner” on your calendar to mark multiple days in a row, like for a vacation, camping trip, or convention.
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