Washi tape designs give a personalized style to your favorite things! Check out this roundup of 100 washi tape ideas to try.
Washi Tape Designs To Customize Your Favorite Things
There are so many washi tape designs to choose from. I actually have a full drawer with washi tapes of different sizes, colors and prints, because let’s face it, it can get addicting. But who can blame me? Washi tape is one of the easiest ways to personalize any item. Grab your favorite washi tape designs, and check out the full list of ideas below:
1. DIY Washi Tape Pencil Pot
Need an easy pencil pot for the kids? Here’s a craft DIY they’ll have fun making on their own. Start by showing them how to put a strip of washi tape on the pencil pot, and then let them finish the rest.
2. Easy Washi Vase
Whether you decide to line the top or the bottom of the vase, a pop of washi tape will give you a unique piece no one else will have. You could even line all the vases in your house to make it your signature look.
3. DIY Washi Page Dividers
Here’s a cool DIY project to make for school. Keep your kid’s subjects colorfully organized with this washi tape craft. That way, they’ll know exactly which page to turn to when they start taking down notes.
4. Washi Tape Bookmarks
Save your books from folded pages by using a bookmark the next time you finish reading. Start by cutting one of the corners of an envelope and wrapping your washi tape around it. Don’t forget to leave room for the open flap.
5. DIY Food Picks
Make your own food toppers by sticking a piece of washi tape on a toothpick. You can even cut out a little triangle at the end to make it look like a flag.
6. $1 Dry Erase Frame
Turn any old frame into a dry erase board. Stick the washi tape on the top clear piece and place it back inside the frame. Voila! Now you’ve got a message board the whole family can use.
7. Washi Tape Twist
These twist ties can be used for your party favors. Simply sandwich a piece of wire in between two strips of washi tape and you’re all set!
8. Pinwheel Flowers
Bloom your own pinwheel flowers with this DIY project. To make sure the stems stay straight, stick the straw into some play dough. It’ll build resistance and keep the flower from toppling over.
9. Butterfly Crafts
The secret to pretty butterfly wings lies in the choices of washi tape designs. I like placing my tape strips in a horizontal direction. It is an easier way of aligning the design on both of the wings.
10. DIY Dot Wall
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11. Cord Organization
This cord organizer hack saves me a lot of time because I no longer have to keep guessing which cord is which. It’s as simple as wrapping a bit of washi tape on the cord and making a mark on it to remember.
12. DIY Wooden Bracelets
Kids will love these DIY wooden bracelets. The secret to getting the popsicle sticks to bend is to have them completely submerged in water for at least 2 days. That way, they’ll be more malleable and won’t break easily when bent.
13. Washi Tape Messages
You never know when someone might need a few words of encouragement. Start this DIY project by printing out messages in different fonts. Just make sure the size of the font is smaller than the width of your washi tape.
14. Pretty Tin Cans
These upcycled tin cans make use of different materials for varied textures. But I particularly like how a common theme was presented. As with any DIY project, start with a concept and style in mind, so you can narrow down the items and colors you’ll be using.
15. DIY Magnets
Now you can make magnets in any size, shape, and color you want. Always remember to cut shapes bigger than your magnet so you won’t have a piece of magnet peeking out from behind.
16. Easy Plant Marker Tutorial
Don’t worry if you don’t have a label maker to make these plant markers. You can simply write on the washi tape covered clothespins using a regular black Sharpie.
17. Clothespin Magnets
I’ve found it’s best to find washi tape rolls that have the same width as the clothespins. Doing so lets you forego any cutting and reduces the time spent making the clothespin magnets.
18. DIY Geometric Heart
Start this DIY by thinking about the proportions you’d want for the geometric heart. Once you’ve decided, make an outline using the washi tape. It may be best to have a ruler nearby to get the exact measurements for both sides of the heart.
19. Washi Tape Wrapped Pencils
This DIY is as easy as pie! There’s really nothing to it. All you have to do is cut the tape to the length of the pencil, then press down on the washi tape to let it cover one side. Repeat the process for the other side and soon you’ll have a Pinterest-worthy pencil.
20. Easy Washi Wall Art
This washi wall art DIY only makes use of black tape and is a great accent for any bright colored room. It also makes use of a simple triangle design, which makes it practically easy for everyone to make.
21. Faux Rubik’s Cube Necklace
Accessorize your outfit with this faux Rubik’s cube you can DIY. Personally, I love how this DIY doesn’t tell you to cut out the squares one by one. Instead, it teaches you a super simple but neat hack!
22. Gift Tassel
To make this gift tassel, start by cutting strips of washi tape and folding them over lengthwise. Make sure that no sticky sides are showing once you fold them.
23. Word Garland
This project’s secret lies in its template. Once you’ve got the template, simply cover the letters you need in washi tape and then cut them out. I recommend using different kinds of washi tape for this one.
24. Washi Tape Letters
You can choose to stick with a strict pattern or go freestyle for these washi taped letters. I recommend letting your creativity shine but sticking with a theme to make it look more cohesive.
25. Simple Bookbinding Notebook DIY
DIY your own notebook with the help of simple bookbinding. The best part of this is how it’s fully customizable. Not only will you be able to select the notebook cover and design, but you’ll also be the one to choose the size and paper texture for the pages inside.
26.Herringbone Cellphone Cover
Pick washi tape rolls in 3 complementary colors or patterns to make your Herringbone cellphone cover. Since the Herringbone design can already be busy on its own, I suggest sticking to plain washi tape designs and focusing on a color scheme instead.
27. Tea Lights
Glam up an ordinary tea light by wrapping some washi tape around its base. Make this project easier by finding tape that has the same width size as your tea light.
28. Washi Tape Keyboard
This DIY project is perfect for those who already know their keyboard by heart. Simply stick on squares of washi tape to the keys and soon, you’ll have an eclectic gadget full of personality.
29. Flower Pot
A rim of washi tape on a flower pot makes for a super chic succulent. I can definitely see this being displayed in an office or a bedside table.
30. Feather Washi and Paper Earrings
Who knew you could make earrings out of washi tape? By the way, don’t forget to sandwich the wire hook in between the two strips of washi tape. Doing so lets you attach the feather piece to the jump ring.
31. Decorated Hangers
The trick to personalizing these hangers is to make sure the strips are only placed in one direction for the whole project. If you start applying in a vertical manner, then do the same until the whole of the hanger is covered.
32. DIY Cactus Wall Art
Crazy about wall art? I’ve got another DIY project for you. This cactus design was made with three different colors of washi tape to add more color and depth to the decal.
33. Flower Pens
These DIY flower pens look even classier with their gold and silver washi tape wrapped stems. Doesn’t it just give it a more finished and elegant look?
34. Pompom Garland
This pompom garland can be your last minute go-to decoration. Make sure your washi tape strips are the same length when cutting. This will prevent any sticky surfaces from being left uncovered.
35. Paintbrush Box
Mix and match washi tape and doodles to create this paintbrush box. Start by sticking on your strips of washi tape in a design you like, then fill in the blank areas with your doodles.
Your friends will never guess that your pendant’s background was made from washi tape. If you’re using a black color for your initials, I recommend picking a washi tape design that has a more vibrant color to make the initial pendant stand out.
Add more color to your party with this paper cup decoration DIY. Simply apply a strip of washi tape around the cup and voila, you’ve got yourself a pretty looking cup.
38. DIY Photobooth Strip Scrapbook
Have a lot of old photos lying around in an old shoe box? Organize them by making your own DIY strip scrapbook. You can even write little notes on top of the tape strips to help you document your memories.
39. Gift Box
Different items can be used to decorate your gift boxes. One of these materials is washi tape. All you need is a little creativity and inspiration and soon you’ll have lots of boxes ready for your next party.
40. Flip Wallet
Been wanting your own flip wallet? Save yourself a couple of bucks and DIY this one from scratch. Aside from washi tape, you may need to get a few rolls of duct tape for this project.
41. Painted Wood Bangle Bracelets
Turn a plain and simple wood bangle bracelet into something more stylish. The washi tape will help create a stencil for your bracelets making sure your paint doesn’t go beyond the lines.
42. Hair Pins
Create adorable hair pins with any design or color. Make sure to wait a couple of hours before using them so they can dry completely. You definitely wouldn’t want any glue stuck to your hair.
43. Globe Upcycle
Tired of looking at your old globe? Make it more colorful with washi tape and some paint. Be warned, this upcycle project will fuel your wanderlust and make you want to travel the world even more.
44. Light Switch
Swap your drab light switches for these fun ones. When taking apart a light switch, I’ve found that a flat-blade screwdriver does the job well.
45. Word Art
Get more motivation and inspiration with this DIY word art. The first step comes in picking a work you’ll strive to live up to for the whole year. Whether it’s about your career or having a positive attitude, this DIY project will be a constant reminder for you to be your very best.
46. Magnet Board
Revamp a boring magnet board with some washi tape. Pick two opposite corners and deck them out with some strips of tape. Simply tuck the ends in at the back and finish off with glue for extra holding power.
47. 5-Minute Handmade Card
The secret to making this card look even more artsy is in the way the washi tape pieces are laid out. Try putting them in different angles to create a more homemade look.
48. DIY Washi Tape Coat Tree
This coat tree is such an ingenious hack. It’s best to use clear hooks for this DIY to really make it look like the hats and coats are hanging from the makeshift tree.
49. DIY Wooden Washi Tape Earrings
It’s good to have an outfit or style in mind when making these round earrings. That way, it’ll be easier to pick a washi tape design to go with.
50. DIY Illuminated Table Numbers
DIY your table numbers with some washi tape. Once you’ve decorated the different faces of the table numbers, join the sides with some washi tape, and you’re all set.
51. DIY Travel Journal
Going on a trip soon? Document your adventures with a travel journal. You can use washi tape to mark the different pages, like dishes to try, sights to see, and photos to take.
52. Kitchen Spatula
Add more color to your kitchen by adding different patterns to your utensils. Mix and match different sizes of washi tape to decorate on the handles of your favorite utensils to give them a kick of personality.
Make a lantern in just minutes! All you’ll need are the following: washi tape, a glass jar, and a tea light. Simply wrap the washi tape around your glass jar, slip the tea light in, and voila! You now have a DIY lantern.
Tired of how your lamp looks? Play around with some washi tape. For this project, you can choose to line either the lamp shade or the base of the lamp. Maybe you can even go all out and line both with washi tape.
55. DIY Honeycomb Decal
Create a quirky decal that will look super cool in any room. Since you’re going for a honeycomb look, I recommend using washi tapes in colors of gold and yellow.
56. Diamond Garland
Let this diamond garland show everyone how your home shines bright like a diamond. Make the “jewels” stand out more by using metallic washi tape designs.
57. Washi Tape Key Covers
Color code your keys and you’ll never have to scramble looking for the right key to fit the keyhole. Simply stick your washi tape on the base of the key and trim using a craft knife.
58. Washi Tape Phone Chargers
My husband, Dave, and I usually forget who owns which charger, so this little trick has been a godsend. All you have to do is wrap your favorite washi tape on the plug. You can even switch the design every month if you get bored.
59. Window Treatment
Upgrade your windows by taping on a strip of washi tape on your curtains. Don’t forget to seal the tape into the fabric by applying light heat from an iron.
60. Binder Clips
Let your personality shine with your binder clips. If your washi tape is too thin and see through, you may want to double up on your binder clips’ layers.
61. Wrapping Paper
Put some personality in a boring brown clipboard with the help of washi tape. Try experimenting with different sizes and patterns until you get the look you want.
63. Serving Tray
Prettify your serving tray by decking it out in washi tape strips. Want to make your personalized tray last longer. Coat it with a layer of Mod Podge.
64. DIY Laptop Cover
A personalized laptop cover will prevent you from taking someone else’s laptop by accident. Whichever design you choose, whether abstract or patterned, the important thing is, you’ll know which laptop is yours.
65. Mini Wood Pallet Coasters
Here’s a tip, protect your washi coasters from drink condensation by coating on some Mod Podge and clear acrylic sealer. By the way, don’t forget to wait until the Mod Podge is completely dry before spraying on the sealer.
66. Striped Frame
If you’re using thin washi tape strips for this DIY project, I suggest painting your picture frame white first. That way, you’ll have a nice and clean background for your strips of tape.
67. Pickup Sticks
Have some fun with the kids and play a round of Pick Up Sticks. Just make sure you don’t skip the step of snipping off the sharp end of the skewer.
Give your chopsticks a creative whirl. Simply wrap washi tape on one end of the chopstick and you’re done! Remember to wrap at the thicker end of the chopstick or the part you hold.
69. Wine Charms
Love hosting wine parties? DIY wine charms you can your friends can use for your next together. That way, everyone will know which glass is theirs. Did I mention these charms can be recycled from wine corks? Each cork can make up to 5 to 6 charms.
Say good morning and break your habit of always being late with the help of a washi tape clock. I personally love how this project makes use of old Scrabble tiles. It makes for such a great upcycling idea.
71. Nail Art
Who knew washi tape could be used for fashion purposes? Measure a strip to fit your fingernail and carefully lay it on and trim the excess. Don’t panic if you’ve made any mistakes. A layer of top coat will help hide minor flaws on your nail art.
72. Craft Stick Dolls
Make your kids these adorable craft stick dolls. They can even join in on the fun by helping you dress up the dolls. Have them pick their favorite washi tape and get to sticking.
73. Washi Tape Makeup Brushes
Sharing a room with someone? Know which makeup brushes are yours by personalizing the handles with washi tape. You can choose to cover the handle completely or simply wrap a strip or two around it.
Take your washi tape projects up a notch with this staircase makeover. A piece of advice, you may want to pick big washi tape rolls for this one. The added width size will help make this project easier.
75. Statement Necklace
This washi tape necklace is so easy. I can already foresee a lot of these in my closet for the near future. One way you can play around with the design is by working on a V or a triangle pattern. You can also stack the necklaces for a more layered and sophisticated look.
76. Wooden Table
Turn a boring wooden table into something colorful to make it instant eye candy. I love working with rainbow colors so I’m planning to do this to one of my tables at home. If you need help remembering all the rainbow colors, just think of this acronym: ROYGBIV.
77. Washi Tape Clutch
Turn a clear poly envelope into a personalized clutch with this DIY project. How you design with your washi tape is completely up to you. Simply remember to paint on a layer of craft sealer once you’re happy with your design to prevent the washi tape from peeling off.
78. Calendar Marker
Mark your calendar with different washi tapes for easier time management. This especially helps a lot whenever my husband, Dave, and I plan our travels. All we have to do is put a strip of washi tape on the dates we’ll be out and about.
79. Washi Heart Wall Decor
I strongly recommend using big washi tape rolls for this so it’d be easier to create a square. Don’t forget to leave 2 spaces bare as well, to make it look as if the heart is shining.
80. Toy Car Track
Keep kids preoccupied with a DIY car track. You can assign different colors for “road rules”. For example, white colored washi tape for the road, green colored tape for parking slots, and red colored tape for the no-parking zones.
81. Ceiling Fan
Put a little quirk in your ceiling fan with some washi tape. You can use a different design for each of the blades to make it look even more out of the box.
82. Upcycled Mint Tins
I like turning these upcycled mint tins into little emergency sewing kits I can pop in my bag. From what I’ve heard, they’ll make a nifty storage hack for earphones as well.
83. Decorated Candle
Candles will look so much prettier with some washi tape. When sticking the tape to your candle, make sure to smooth out any air bubbles that may be trapped underneath.
Need something beautiful to hang on your front door this Spring? Make this easy DIY wreath from washi tape and upcycled items. Did I mention this would look super cute with the butterfly crafts mentioned at number 9?
Adding washi to your kid’s Legos can be another learning activity for them. Stick on tape with striped and polkadotted designs and tell your little one to stack both to know which design has more Lego pieces.
A strip of washi tape adds a nice personal touch to your bookshelf. Remember to take note of your room’s color scheme when selecting which washi tape to use for this project.
87. Birdhouse Lamp
Are your kids afraid of the dark? Make them a cute little birdhouse lamp they can use as a night light. If you can find a washi tape design that matches the walls of your kids’ room, then that would be perfect.
Can’t seem to find the right design for your mousepad, make your own with some washi tape. If you need help trimming the excess washi tape, I suggest using an X-acto knife to get the job done.
89. Makeup Brush Holder
Keep your brushes organized with this makeup brush holder. This tutorial makes use of both washi tape and a white Sharpie to decorate the cup.
90. Chalkboard Frame
Line strips of washi tape on your chalkboard frame. Remember to go with only one direction for all the sides of the frame — even if it’s tempting to do the easier route for the shorter sides. Trust me, it will look so much better if all directions are uniform.
91. Bike Helmet
I adore how this bike helmet is teeming with personality and the color pink. The pink washi tape and the canvas bow stuck at the back makes it look like it was made for a princess.
This would make for a great DIY project or a gift for your friends. Simply line the top edge of your stationery with strips of washi tape and lightly rub the edges with an ink pad to give off a vintage feel.
93. DIY Lamp From Cardboard and Washi Tape
Lamps don’t have to be expensive, especially if you have this DIY one made from cardboard and washi tape. I’m a huge fan of the lamp’s geometric pattern. It makes it look like a gem.
94. Mirror Frame
This is a mirror frame turned into a work of art. I recommend using a craft knife for this as it’s easier to handle and it helps make the cutting more precise.
95. Snake Craft
Who knew you could recycle toilet rolls and turn them into snake crafts? I’ve found that googly eyes work best for this project, but if you don’t want to spend or can’t find any, you can simply draw the eyes on with a black Sharpie.
96. Gift Bows
This DIY gift bow is made from layers of curved washi tape placed on top of each other. The more layers you have, the more intricate the bow will look.
97. Pebble Magnets
Create elegant magnets with washi tapes and crystal pebbles. Since the pebbles themselves can be small, I strongly recommend using skinny yet strong magnets for this project.
98. 3D Card
A 3D card will look far more superior than a regular card. I love how this tutorial has a washi flag in its background and a cut out on the card to reveal a different pattern underneath.
99. DIY Envelope
Make your own envelopes and piece them together with some strips of washi tape. They’ll look so much chicer and no one will find out you just made them from sheets of paper.
100. Chore Chart
Assigning chores will never be a problem thanks to the help of this chore chart. Tell your kids to pick one washi tape design and have them pick 1-2 chores per day.
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I could go on and on about all the different washi tape projects. There really is no limit to what you can DIY. Sometimes all it takes is some creativity, a passion to personalize, and a few rolls of washi tape to get the job done.
Do you have a washi tape project you’re raring to try? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.