Surprising ways to use washi tape

Verassende manieren om washi tape te gebruiken

When you think of washi tape, you probably think of decorating your bullet journal or masking your paintings. But washi tape has many more creative possibilities. Curious about what you can do with washi tape? In this blog post I share some creative DIY washi tape hacks that you may not have thought of yet. Read on to discover how you can use washi tape in all kinds of unique ways!

What exactly is washi tape?

Washi tape is a decorative adhesive tape that originates from Japan. The term 'washi' refers to traditional Japanese paper, which is made by hand using age-old methods. This paper is known for its durability, light translucency and soft texture.

The term 'washi' refers to paper made using ancient Japanese papermaking techniques, using natural materials such as bamboo, hemp, rice or wheat. These fibers are carefully processed to create paper.

The tape itself is often semi-transparent and comes in different colors, patterns and designs. It is widely used for crafts, DIY projects, scrapbooking, journaling, painting and drawing. Washi tape contains a bit of adhesive that is designed to allow the tape to be easily removed without leaving any residue.

Each roll of washi tape has its own character, colors, patterns and designs, so you will always find one that suits you or your project.

roll of washi tape with plants

Decorate the cover of your notebook, journal, agenda or sketchbook

Are you busy journaling, drawing, painting and sketching, but you always see those boring covers? The covers of your journal, notebook or sketchbook reflect your personality and deserve to be just as creative and inspiring as the content. Turn all your covers into little works of art!

book cover with washi tape

Mark chapters in your journal or agenda

Washi tape is perfect to use to mark the edges of your paper. Create chapters in your bullet or travel journal and give them a unique print or color. This way you can always find this specific chapter to quickly continue writing, drawing or painting. You can even maintain a theme per chapter or topic by using 1 color of washi tape throughout this entire chapter.

washi tape book marker

Washi tape on your phone case

Do you have a boring phone case or just can't find a nice one? With washi tape you can turn any (cheap) phone case into your own personal work of art. It gives character to your phone and no one walks around with the same one!

Organize cables with washi tape

Do you also find stray cables from appliances in your home unsightly? You can tie them together with washi tape to keep the cables organized. You can then also make a label for each device from washi tape and attach it to the matching cable so that you can see exactly which device the cable belongs to. The nice thing about this is that you can use different colors and patterns so that you can distinguish the groups from each other and so that it also looks cheerful.

washi tape on cables

Brighten up or wallpaper the baby's room or children's room

Do you want to brighten up a room without permanent paint or wallpaper? Use washi tape! Create animals, geometric shapes, borders or patterns on your walls. Experiment with different color combinations to create a unique and stylish look. Super easy, because if you get tired of it or want to make a different design, you can simply remove the tape without damaging your walls.

Add festive details

Are you having a party or birthday and are you looking for a fun way to decorate the room? With washi tape you can decorate cups and balloons, make streamers or even make name tags for your guests. In addition, it is of course great fun to brighten up gift packaging and give it a personal touch. The possibilities are endless.

Give furniture or accessories a new life

Are you ready for a little makeover at home? With washi tape you can give your furniture or accessories a new look without making major changes. For example, wrap the tape around the legs of a chair, make a pattern on an old lampshade or give a flower pot or vase a new look. It's a quick and affordable way to breathe new life into your home.

washi tape on plant pot

Creative art projects

Washi tape can also be used in all kinds of creative art projects. For example, create colorful patterns on your canvas, decorate your photo albums or make your own greeting cards with washi tape details. It is an accessible way to unleash your creativity and create unique works of art.

washi tape in diary or planner

Choose a nice washi tape and get started

Washi tape is therefore a versatile tool with more possibilities than decorating your planner or bullet journal. With all the colorful and decorative designs, it can be used for all kinds of creative applications. Whether you want to spruce up your home, decorate a party, or enhance your art projects, washi tape offers tons of possibilities. So get out your tape collection and get started with these clever hacks!

washi tape

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