More Washi Crafts Than You Ever Wanted!

April 16, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Last month, my Ladies Craft Night with my in-real-life bloggy friend, Liz from Naptime Decorator, was all about Washi Tape! I had not yet bought into the washi tape craze, but I was excited to give it a try. I ended up doing 3 small projects (plus two at home): washi tape mirror, frame, wooden letter, clothes pin art display, and repurposed tin can. In addition to my washi tape crafts, I figured I would also share some of my favorite washi tape crafts I’ve seen around the web!

40+ Washi Tape Crafts - OPC The Better Half

What is Washi Tape?

Washi tape has the feel, texture, and stickiness of painter’s tape, but is much smaller in size and comes in lots of fabulous patterns and colors. It is also sometimes called “craft tape.” It is semi-opaque, so often needs to go on-top of a solid or light surface.

Washi / Craft Tape -  OPC The Better Half

Washi / Craft Tape - OPC The Better Half

Clothes Pin Art Display

A long time ago, I used ModPodge and scrapbook paper to make a clothes pin art display. It was super cute, but a lot more work than using washi tape!

Washi Tape clothes pins - OPC The Better Half

Here they are on the wall, with some twine!



Recycled Tin Can

Super cute, super easy, and super functional! I spray painted a can from my recycling bin using some light sea-foam spray paint, then added some washi tape when it was dry. Great for pens, pencils, flowers…you name it!

Washi Tape Pencil Holder - OPC The Better Half

Washi Tape Tin Can - OPC The Better Half

Washi Tape Mirror

This is so simple it feels silly writing about it… I got a cheap $2, wooden mirror from Michael’s and painted it white with acrylic paint. Once dry, I put purple washi tape all the way around. DONE!

Washi Tape Mirror - OPC The Better Half

Washi Tape Frame

Much like the mirror, I bought this plain, wooden frame for $1 and painted it white. Then applied several diagonal pieces of washi tape, and added Lucy’s name to the bottom right of the frame with acrylic paint. Since I didn’t have any pix of Lucy with me, I drew a heart in the center. Now, I’m just being lazy.

Washi Tape Frame - OPC The Better Half

Here they both are together over Lucy’s bed!

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OPC The Better Half

Washi Tape Wooden Letter

Wooden letters were 50% and I thought it would be fun to washi tape a little letter for our new dining room. Since I wanted it to look a little vintage and patch work-like, i added small little strips to the letters, changing up the width, size, and color. Turned out pretty cute, right?

Washi Tape Wooden Letter - OPC The Better Half

Need more Washi tape ideas?

In case you didn’t get enough from my recent washi tape fun, here are bunches more! Click on the title of each for source and tutorial.

Popsicle Stick Napkin Rings

Washi Tape Birthday Cards

washi tape birthday card

Reusable Washi Tape

Reusable Washi Tape | Tons of Options!

Treat Bags

DIY Valentine Treat Bag ©2013

Washi Tape Vase

Pencil Holder

DIY pencil holder_2

Washi Tape Banner

Washi Tape Banner at

Cupcake Art

Washi Tape Cupcake Art #washitape #cupcake ©2013

Light switch and Outlet Covers

Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Cover

Washi Tape Spoons


iPhone Organizers

Bottle Cap Checkers

DIY Travel Bottle Cap Checkers how to make your own

Embellished Stationary

Washi Tape Coasters

Wall mounted tea lights

Wall Mounted Tea Lights

Still haven’t got enough?! Well, here’s even more!!! 🙂

What do you think? What is your favorite Washi Tape Craft?

Thanks so much for reading along about Ladies Craft Night and my exciting exploration of Washi Tape!

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26 Responses
  1. These are fantastic!! And your Washi Tape crafts are a-dor-able!!!

  2. Mary Sue Paulis says:

    Thanks for all the cute ideas. I had never heard of this. Very cute! I especially like how you complemented the purple in Lucy’s picture above her bed.

  3. I LOVE Washi tape!!! Great ideas and uses! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I’ve have been desperately trying to avoid starting another hoarding category. You’re not helping! 🙂 Seriously, your washi tape projects are adorable, and the purple frames are my favorite. Thanks for the explanation, too- I’ve been wondering about the texture and stickiness of the tape.

  5. Bethany says:

    Thanks for including my embellished stationery! 🙂

  6. Loooooove this round up and so excited to see my washi tape iPhone chargers included! Pinning for sure!

  7. Love all of these washi tape ideas…thank you for including mine!

  8. poiboybf says:

    haven’t heard of the stuff. It looks really cool… where do you get it? Craft stores?

  9. Blondeerin79 says:

    Jessi would love this stuff. Much better than her using duct tape to embellish accessories! I sure hope it comes in zebra print.

  10. Adorable! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your question in my Bento Basics 2 post.

  11. Jennie says:

    Love all your projects! I’m new to this washi tape thing and was wondering if you ever have a problem with the tape not sticking well? I’ve used it on a few things that have had this issue.

  12. paintergal says:

    I hadn’t heard of washi tape before. So many fun projects!
    Reminds me of a student in class the other day who had her art box covered with Justin Bieber Duct tape! What a riot.

  13. OurPinterestingFamily says:

    So many fun project ideas! I really like the clothespins and the checker board. 🙂

  14. Oh wow — so many great ideas! My favorites are the washi tape mirror and the washi covered switchplate! =)

  15. I am in love with washi tape. I do need to start using it more often though 🙂 Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

  16. Kenna says:

    Where did the wooden letters come from?

  17. Simone says:

    Jocie, they’re all fabulous! You’re so creative!

  18. who woulda thunk … little rolls of tape could be so powerful. But I think I finally get it. ha!

  19. mom2kaelyn says:

    I have got to jump on this washi tape bandwagon! So many endless ideas.

  20. Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better!
    Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to send this post to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

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