10 Ways to use Washi Tape

Hi everyone, it’s Shari here! If you’re like me, you have A LOT of washi tape in your stash. I’m not sure if I’m a hoarder or if it just lasts so long, but I have a bunch and I keep buying more.

I thought it would be fun to show you a few ways to use it. I went with the home office theme, creating mini books, frames, cards and clips… all coordinating in some of my favorite colors and style.


To start out, I created my own bunting or banners to put on a Thank You card.


I found a quick and easy way of making my own envelope by sealing the sides with washi, I love this because it matches my card.


Then I carried the bunting on into decorating a frame. I used a bit of washi to accent the frame and glass. I think this would make a great dry erase board!


Next up is is a fun way to decorate a little notebook. I have a bunch of these little books too! Super quick and easy!


Here’s another thing you can do with your notebooks or even your reading books. Wrap the page edges you want to highlight!


I have these clips, some are black some are silver toned, I covered a black one to go with my notebook.


And while I was at it, I also covered some clothes pins. I’ll be putting magnets on the backs of these to use as clips.


Back to card making, washi tape makes it a really quick way to jazz up a tag and to add a little interest to to the background.


Okay… So I got a bit crazy on this one! I used my washi in small strips to create a background and to hold a white tag in place. Then I die cut a washi covered panel to create my graffiti letters! FUN!!


And finally… I go to crafting retreats where we all share our supplies. I wrapped some of my pens and tools for easy identification!


I’ve shot a video showing a few tips on how I created some of my projects. You can also see the video on our Simon You Tube channel.  I hope you enjoy!

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Below are some suggested supplies that I’ve used.

  1. I love washi tape and
    all the different ways
    it can be used! Thanks
    for sharing your ideas.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas for using washi tape! I love them all and especially the quick envelope idea. I have so much washi tape and I’m moving it out of the drawer to a place where it will be noticed. :)

  3. OMG Shari your ideas with Washi Tape are amazing I’m truly in awe of how you used it….I so loved all of your clever and creative ideas OMG girl you have to have the sweetest dreams ever and then I/we get to see them come to life on a video. You are so gosh darn talented you blow my mind. YOU so ROCK!!

  4. Loved all your ideas. I really liked the way you put together the card with the envelope, as I can see myself using this idea. I also liked the book you put together. Great ideas. Thank you.

  5. I’m a washi tape collector {grins sheepishly}… love seeing fun ways to use it besides on cards and layouts!

  6. WONDERFUL Washi projects Shari!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing … I’ve been hoarding my stash, now it’s time for me to start using it :)

  7. Thanks for the great ideas for washi – always looking for ways to expand the use of my products. Love the idea of using on the envelope !!!

  8. Thanks for the ideas! I have a bunch of washi tape, but I can never think of anything DIFFERENT to do with it.

  9. I love these ideas, Shari. Gives me a new way to look at my washi tape. Love the binder clips and the envelope.

  10. Just LOVE all the ideas on using washi tape! I have a collection of them and never seem to know what to use them on. I do now. Thank you so much for the great video and all the ideas.

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