30+ Washi Tape Ideas to Make Today!

What to make with washi tape? Here’s 30+ Washi Tape Ideas for you try! Ideas for crafts, gifts, and home décor. Plus, I’m sharing some of my favorite sources for buying washi tape.

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I love washi tape! For one, it comes in adorable little spools that are kind of irresistible. Once you’ve started buying washi tape, it can be hard to stop actually. Another reason I love it is because it is such a unique product. It can stick to almost anything, but is low-tack so can be removed and even reused too.

Washi tape comes in solid colors, patterns, a variety of widths and finishes and adds character to any craft project. It’s not messy like paint and it doesn’t require glue or adhesive. All you need to craft with washi tape is…washi tape!

A white bud vase with floral washi tape decorating it.
Washi Tape Bud Vases

That said, a few other supplies that you may find useful however include a good craft knife/cutting mat for precision cutting and Mod Podge for sealing.

Where to Buy Washi Tape

I love discovering new places to find washi tape. Some of my favorite places to purchase washi tape are my local craft stores, Etsy, and Amazon. I wrote about some of my favorite Etsy shops for washi tape as well as some of the best washi tape on Amazon.

Selections are constantly changing of course, and there are also lots of independent shops on the internet you can check out too.

Here’s some of my favorite packs of washi tape from across the internet:

30+ Washi Tape Ideas to Make & Craft

Now that you have some washi tape on hand, let’s get crafting. I had so much fun rounding up these washi tape projects and I think you’ll love ’em!

Washi Tape Bud Vases

Here I cut washi tape to make simple designs to decorate these ready-to-paint ceramic bud vases I found in the Target dollar area. You could definitely do this with larger vases too!

A bud vase decorated with washi tape polka-dots.

Upcycled Altoid Tin

Cleverly wrap an old mint tin with this fun washi tape craft from Amy at Maker Mama (featured on DIY Candy). She has great tips including giving your tin a quick coat of white paint before applying the washi tape.

Hands holding two mint tins that have been decorated with washi tape.

Washi Tape Pumpkins

Use inexpensive foam pumpkins from the dollar and transform them with skinny washi tapes. This craft is great for kids and you can get creative with how you cover the pumpkins for all kinds of different looks.

White faux pumpkins decorated with thin washi tape and arranged in a metal basket.

Washi Tape Christmas Ornaments

For these washi tape Christmas ornaments, I painted large wooden beads with chalk paint and then trimmed washi tape into a variety of patterns. The blog post includes a step-by-step video too!

Spools of washi tape and decorated Christmas ornaments on a wooden surface.

Rugby Striped Dresser

I love this bright washi tape dresser idea from Megan at The Homes I Have Made. The extra wide washi tape really makes a statement on the IKEA Tarva dresser.

An IKEA dresser decorated with brightly colored washi tape up the side.

Washi Tape Cupcake Flags

You could use these cute washi tape flags in a variety of ways, but my favorite is using them to top a delicious dessert–like cupcakes!

Mini flags created with washi tape and toothpicks.

Washi Tape Monogram Art

Love this great home décor idea! Make monogram art with washi tape from Lia Griffith at LiaGriffith.com.

A framed monogram letter made with washi tape.

Mason Jar Gift Idea–with Washi Tape!

Fill up a mason jar with washi tape (color coordinate for the prettiest presentation!) for this easy gift-in-a-jar idea. Great gift for anyone who loves crafting!

Mason jar washi tape gift idea tied with a gift tag.

Mason Jar Lids

Cover a mason jar lid with washi tape for a cute gift-in-a-jar presentation. Or, just use them organize office supplies! Here’s the tutorial + tips on getting the washi tape to stick.

Washi Tape Bunting

Make a simple washi tape bunting like Emma at Gathering Beauty and use it to tie around gifts, as a party decoration, or to embellish a card.

A miniature bunting made with twine and washi tape.

Create Your Own Dry Erase Calendar with Washi Tape

Customize your own dry-erase calendar from start-to-finish with this washi tape idea from Megan at The Homes I Have Made.

A dry erase board made with washi tape.

Washi Tape Cookie Cutter Ornaments

A simple but festive craft from Kimberly at A Night Owl, these washi tape cookie cutter ornaments would be lovely on your tree this year!

A star shaped cookie cutter decorated with washi tape.

Add Washi Tape to Your Gift Wrap

Use kraft paper and washi tape next time you have gifts to wrap. Wrap the tape around the gift or apply smaller pieces and create a simple design.

Washi tape wrapped gifts with decorative bows on the gift boxes.

Cover Notebooks and Pencils

Lia Griffith teaches how to cover notebooks and pencils with washi tape in this easy tutorial.

Washi tape, and washi tape covered notebooks and pencils.

Home State Washi Tape Art

I’m celebrating Minnesota with this easy washi tape wall art idea. You could use the technique for your home state or any other simple outline you’d like to make!

Home state washi tape wall art in a white frame.

Apple Art with Washi Tape

This fun apple art idea from Jenae at I Can Teach My Child is so cute for some cheery home décor!

Frame a Mirror with Washi Tape

This creative home décor idea comes from A Beautiful Mess.

A white mirror decorated with colorful strips of washi tape hanging on a white wall.

Washi Tape Easter Eggs

These Geometric Washi Tape Easter Eggs from Chelsea at Lovely Indeed are so cute. And far less mess than dyeing eggs too!

Easter eggs decorated with small triangles of colorful washi tape.

Even More Washi Tape Ideas

You could also try using washi tape to decorate:

  • a glass vase
  • a wooden crate
  • a planter
  • binder clips or paper clips
  • bullet journals (very popular!)
  • phone case
  • bookmarks
  • gift tags
  • keys
  • clothespins
  • lampshade
  • walls
  • a canvas
  • phone charger
  • a book
  • bookshelf
  • a water bottle
  • and just about anything else you can think of!

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