Add color and pattern to your life without commitment by using washi tape! Try just one of these creative washi tape crafts and you will be hooked on this fun tape. These projects are easy – perfect for beginners.
What would you make or update if I told you it would be easy to undo it if you didn’t like it? Would you finally put a bright color on that boring white table? Would you add bold stripes to your walls?
Or maybe you might test out that craft idea you’ve been afraid to try? DO IT!! No, this isn’t a motivational post about pushing past your fears. This is a post about washi tape!
What is so special about washi tape?
Washi tape has been around since 2006 and is something every crafter should have on hand. In fact, there are so many things you can do with it that I wrote a book about it in 2015.
But why is it so cool?
Because this patterned paper tape is inexpensive, comes in a ton of colors and designs . . . and most importantly it is easily removable and reusable. Didn’t make a straight line? Pull it up and try again. Not sure about a color? Pull it up and select another.
Now you know why so many people jumped on the washi tape bandwagon years ago!
If you haven’t already, I’m sure you will after you check out this list of really creative ways to use washi tape in crafts, home design and more! Scroll down and let me know which one you want to try first.
Washi Tape Crafts
Add color and pattern without commitment by using washi tape! If you try just one of these creative crafts with washi tape you will definitely be hooked.
Sara was cruising IKEA for a fun project and saw plain white clocks for only 99¢ each! She knew she could easily update them with washi tape. They are so cute.
Learn how to make magnets with washi tape and glass marbles! These are SO easy and make great gifts.
Washi Tape Flowers
Learn to make washi tape flowers – the easy way! You’ll use just a few craft supplies, and anyone can make flowers with this method, including kids.
No need to spend a fortune on framing your favorite prints! Just outline them with washi tape and get a fun gallery wall.
DIY Dry Erase Board
Learn how to make a dry erase board from a frame! You can do this with any sized frame for the table or the wall.
DIY Washi Tape Cards
There are a variety of washi tape patterns which makes this the perfect washi tape craft for any holiday or celebration! These DIY cards are simple - easy enough for kids.
Learn how to make an ice cream stick photo frame the easy way! This DIY popsicle stick frame is so simple even a kid could do it.
IKEA EKET Cabinet
Sarah got this amazing art deco look on her plain IKEA cabinet using black washi tape. It's easier to create a geometric design than you think!
Cut pieces of washi tape and create designs on your Easter eggs: geometric, polka dots and more!
Washi Tape Lamp Shade
Do you have a lamp that feels like it needs just a little something extra? That's where patterned tape comes in! This is a super simple project and looks great with your home decor.
DIY Washi Letter
One of the easiest washi tape crafts ever is decorating a letter! You can do it with one letter, initials, an entire name . . . very simple home decor that you can create in minutes.
Washi tape adds great color and fun to this pineapple print. What perfect way to add a pop of color to your home décor!
Washi Tape Paper Chain Garland
Learn how to make a washi tape paper chain garland in the style of old construction paper chains. They're great for parties and decorating for Christmas!
Christmas Card Tree
This Christmas card tree is a no-fuss way to display the holiday cards that arrive in your mailbox each day! It comes right off the wall when you’re done.
Interested in Altoids tin crafts? There are a lot of ideas out there for how to upcycle them, but this washi tape one is the easiest!
Mini Pallet Coasters
Pauline made these adorable mini coasters and then covered them with washi tape. They make some awesome coasters, don't they?
You can also see a version with regular ceramic tiles here.
Just like the Christmas Card Tree above, this geometric wall art can easily be removed and replaced whenever you get new inspiration.
Want a wallpaper look without the wallpaper commitment? Try a washi tape mural. Perfect for a pop of color in an apartment because it is easily removed!
You can also see how washi was applied to a door to make it more interesting here.
Notebooks & Pencils
Use pretty and colorful washi tape to make your pencils and notebook look as adorable as these! You can follow this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to change your back to school tools from drab to delightful!
Did you know popsicle sticks can be soaked in water so they bend? Cover them with fun washi tape colors and designs to make bracelets!
Make DIY luggage tags that make a statement! Customize these cute tags any way you like with washi tape, Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.
If you've got some colored cardstock, grab some basic supplies to make bookmarks! These are perfect to make in bulk for students or even as party favors.
Use washi tape and Mod Podge to customize your own super cute hair pins! This fun tutorial shows you how to make them in just a matter of minutes.
Everyone loves washi tape crafts! In this tutorial, Heidi shows you how to seal washi tape on furniture with Mod Podge. It's so easy!
You can make this cute Valentine's Day wreath in less than an hour! It looks cool with the use of 2 different size clothespins. The patterns are easy with washi tape!
Pretty Flower Pot
This is a super fast project that really makes a terra cotta pot look unique! You'll want to seal from both the inside and the outside before applying the washi tape.
Light Switch Covers
Now these are cute! I love the bright colors and prints. A light switch cover is a small place to test out pops of color in a room. Seal this washi tape craft with Mod Podge.
Jeanie updated one of her Longaberger baskets using fun washi tape choices. If you don't have the patience for all of these cuts, you could just do the handle for a little pizzazz.
Give boring plasticware a fun touch. You can find washi tape that goes with any party theme! It works on both plastic and wood spoons.
These easy to make tassels look great on gifts, as ornaments, or hanging from a backpack. I love a glitter project with no mess!
Did you like these crafts using washi tape? Then you will enjoy these other easy crafts that you need to try: