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Mini flags created with washi tape and toothpicks.

How to Make Washi Tape Flags

Ellen @ Bellewood Cottage
Use washi tape to make these cute washi tape flags for decorating cakes, cupcakes, or anything else you might imagine! All you need is your favorite washi tape, toothpicks, and a few minutes.
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Prep Time 1 min
Project Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins


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  • Washi tape in a variety of widths 1/2" wide is a great starting point
  • Standard toothpicks 2.5" or 4"-6" wooden skewers


  • Gather washi tape and toothpicks (or skewers).
  • Unroll washi tape at least 2" or so (you want about double the size of your finished flag). Place a toothpick or skewer in the middle of the unrolled tape and fold the tape in half over the toothpick. Align the edges as you fold.
  • Trim the flag from the washi tape roll.
  • Cut out a wide "v" shape on the edge to make a flag shape.
  • Make more using different widths and colors of washi tape!
  • Use the finished flags to decorate cupcakes, cakes, other baked goods, and more!