How to use washi tape to make the cutest crafts, DIY Decor, and homemade gifts.  These washi tape projects include picture toy car track, cellphone case, iPad makeover, bunting, bows, journals, food picks, bookmarks, wall decor, furniture makeovers and holiday crafts.  Washi tape crafts are so popular because they are adorable and easy to make.  These tutorials show you just how easy and versatile Washi tape can be!

How To Use Washi Tape Tutorials

What is Japanese Washi Tape?

Washi tape is a style of Japanese paper tape that started in Japan but manufacturing has now spread throughout the world.  Washi tape is reusable, biodegradable and tree free and made out of highly renewable resources.

Washi Tape Projects

Washi Tape Project

1.  DIY Washi Tape Bunting & Plate ~ Create your own cake bunting with washi tape and baker's twine.  You can also decorate the cake plate with washi tape too!

Washi Tape Project

2.  Washi Tape Party ~ Washi tape is perfect for decorating an entire party!  Use it on glass jars, napkins, plates, straws, napkins, food picks and bunting.  (The post is written in Spanish, but the pictures speak for themselves.) Balloon Game 3.  Water Balloon Spoon Race ~ This Water Balloon Spoon Race is fun for any type of children’s party.  The wooden spoons were purchased from the dollar store, painted and decorated with washi tape.  You could of course leave yours plain. 4.  Washi Tape Banner ~ This Washi Tape Banner is absolutely adorable!  You could make one for every holiday or party theme.  How about one for a birthday cake?!  Watch the video on this post for the full tutorial to make your own washi tape banner.

Washi Tape Projects

5.  Washi Tape Toy Car Track ~ How cool is this washi tape toy car track?!  The tape is adhered directly to the floor and provides hours of entertainment for kids.

Washi Tape Projects

6.  DIY Washi Tape Phone Case ~ Personalize your phone case with fun bright washi tape patterns. 7. Washi Tape Twist Ties ~ Twist ties are perfect adornments for treats or presents in cellophane bags.  You can make your own twist ties in about 15 minutes with just 3 supplies.  Make extras to have some on hand for rainy days!

Washi Tape Project

8.  Washi Tape Thumb Tacks ~ Turn ordinary thumb tacks into super adorable ones by covering them with small pieces of washi tape. Locker Accessories 9.  DIY Locker Accessories ~ Your child will have the most stylish and hip locker with these fantastic accessories!  This post shows you how you can decorate your locker inexpensively with items from Wal-Mart and the Dollar stores. Some of the items include a washi tape pen & pencil holder, eraser magnets and foam core board.  And, a first day of school survival kit!

Washi Tape Projects

10.  Washi Tape Magnets ~ Use your Washi tape to create some fridge magnets! Delightfully simple and so easy to make – this tutorial shows you how to really easily make some funky and functional embellishments for your fridge!

Washi Tape Paper Crafts

11.  Washi Tape Bookmarks ~ This bookmark project can't get any easier.  Simply follow the pictured tutorial to easily and quickly make bookmarks.  Perfect for party favors or classmate gifts. 12.  Washi Tape Food Picks ~ Dress up your food with these fun Washi Tape Food Picks.  They are so easy to make you will be thrilled.  You can change them up by cutting the ends differently. 13.  DIY Washi Tape Laptop Keyboard ~ Make your laptop the prettiest around with washi tape.  Eight coordinating tapes were used to cover the keys.  This is an ideal project to do in front of the tv.  So, grab your soda, your favorite movie, and begin taping your keys.

Washi Tape Project

14.  Washi Tape iPad Makeover ~ Transform your iPad or other tablets with washi tape.  It even covers up minor boo boo's on your screen.

Washi Tape Cords

15.  Washi Tape Cords ~ Color coordinate your electronic cords.  You won't mix up your cords anymore!  {wink}

Home Decor with Washi Tape

Washi Tape Project 16.  DIY Washi Tape Curvy Frame & Printable ~ Decorating naked picture frames is so easy with the help of a little washi tape and paint! It gets even better once you add a darling free printable in the middle of it too! 17.  Washi Tape Trivet ~ This Washi Tape Trivet is fantastic!  With Mother’s Day just around the corner this would be a great DIY project for mom.  It’s so simple the kids could help make it.

Washi Tape Home Decor

18.  DIY Washi Tape Votive Holders ~ So simple yet so elegant!  This project is so easy anyone can do it.  Simply wind the washi tape around clear glass votives.  Voila!  Wouldn’t these be beautiful at a wedding or bridal shower? 19.  Washi Tape Window Treatment ~ Seriously, washi tape on your window treatments?  Yes, and isn’t it fabulous!  The tape is heat resistant so it stays in place.  You can lightly iron it on the plain fabric for a stronger bond.  When the season is over you can wash the valance and change the tape to a different design. 20.  Washi Tape Lampshade Lining ~ This lined washi tape lampshade is beautiful!  Since the tape is repositionable you can play with the desired pattern.

Washi Tape Home Decor

21.  DIY Switchplate ~ Update an ordinary or plain switchplate with washi tape.

Washi Tape Home Decor

22.  Washi Tape Door ~  Washi tape a door's edge in less than 2 minutes.  You'll love the instant gratification and simplicity of the project.

Washi Tape Home Decor

23.  Washi Tape Sofa Legs ~ Customize sofa legs in five minutes by wrapping them in washi tape.  You could also do this to table legs.

Paper Crafts with Washi Tape

Washi Tape Cards

24.  Washi Tape Cards {Card Ideas} ~ Washi tape is the latest rage in the papercraft world. Here are a couple of card ideas on how you can use them to make some great looking cards that only take minutes to make. 25.  Custom Stamped Washi Tape {Thank You Card} ~  Learn how to create your own custom stamped washi tape.  It allows you to create your own tape to coordinate with your favorite paper colors. 26.  Washi Tape Notebook ~ This Mead notebook is never looked better.  Make your own one of a kind notebooks with different colors and patterns of washi tape.  Wouldn’t this be a great gift for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Washi Tape Paper Projects

27.  DIY Washi Tape Smash Book/Journal ~ Tape the edges of a journal to make page turning easier and of course, pretty!

Washi Tape Paper Crafts

28.  Washi Tape Bows ~ Could these tape bows be any more adorable?!  This tutorial will show you how to make your own.  You will have the most beautiful wrapped gifts when you add them to your packages.

Wall Art with Washi Tape

29.  Washi Tape Shapes ~ Geometric shapes are ‘clean and crisp’ and very eye catching.  You can use them for crafting, scrapbooking and even to decorate packaging.  Or, you can frame it for a beautiful piece of art. 30.  DIY Washi Tape Corkboard ~ I adore this graphic-patterned washi tape cork board!  The tape gave the plain cork tiles a punch of pizzazz!  You can quickly create your own cork board in under 20 minutes.

Letter Art

31.  Washi Tape Wall Art ~ Make your own custom monogrammed wall art.  Wrap a wooden letter in patterned washi tape, seal with mod podge and attach to a painted canvas. Free Printable Cross Stitch Patterns 32.  Washi Tape Cross Stitch ~ Cross stitch patterns don’t always have to be sewn, you can paint them or use washi tape to make beautiful murals.  Crab + Fish has a step by step tutorial to show you how.

Holiday Washi Tape

Washi Tape Valentine 33.  Washi Watch Valentine ~ Do you remember the Candy jewelry we all loved as a kid?  Pick some up at the store and then add this free printable “only time will tell” and some washi tape and you are ready to go!  {adorable} Valentine's Day Party Decor 34.  Valentine’s Day Bunting ~ Learn how to make this adorable Valentine’s Day Bunting from cupcake liners, baker’s twine and washi tape.  String the garland from the chandelier, across a mantle, or on picture frames. 35.  Velum and Washi Tape Egg ~ An adorable alternative to the traditional egg dye!  Using 1/2? washi tape, vellum, and craft punches you can make a pretty pattern to decorate your eggs. Washi Tape Wreath 36.  Washi Tape Spring Wreath ~ This wreath is too cute to not make and put aside for next year.  Seriously.  It’s bright and colorful and easy to make!

Washi Tape Pinwheels

37.  Patriotic Pinwheels Washi Style ~ Fun Pinwheels Washi tape style.  Perfect for any holiday. Cut your squares. Add Washi tape in the place you want. Cut and shape into pinwheels and hang. 38.  Fireworks Vases ~ What a great way to dress up your plain white vases!  The firework is washi tape cut into thin strips and placed in a firework pattern.  Easy peasy!  After the 4th of July remove the tape and it’s ready for a new holiday.

Easy Washi Tape Halloween Frame

39.  Easy Washi Tape Halloween Frame ~ Simple and fun project using washi tape and scrapbook embellishments! Easy and quick. Best part? Washi tape can be easily removed and the frame can be used over and over!

Holiday Crafts with Washi Tape

40.  Washi Tape Gift Tags ~ Washi tape is so versatile. I used washi tape to dress up some plain ol’ paper tags. Decorating the paper tags turned them into beautiful, homemade, holiday gift tags in a snap!

Holiday Washi Tape Crafts

41.  Washi Tape Ornaments ~ Do you love Washi Tape?? I love using it to craft. Michaels has new Washi Tape and I just had to have some. So this year I made a Washi Tape Ornaments. Framed to hang on a wall or Mantel. Super Easy and inexpensive. DIY Gift Bags 42.  Christmas Masking Tape {Printable Washi Tape} ~ If you love the look of the super popular washi tape, but don’t have enough space in your craft room for rolls and rolls of the stuff, this free printable from Funkytime will allow you to get the look of washit tape using your own printer.  Print the designs on mailing labels and you will be able to wrap your gifts with the look of washi tape without having to order the Japanese masking tape. Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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