10 Super Simple Washi Tape DIY Ideas
Do you love Washi Tape as much as I do?? I’m nutty about it. Seriously, it’s so useful for everything! From laptop skins to acting as pretty labels. I absolutely love today’s post, there are so many incredible things you can actually DIY with Washi Tape! Today I’m proud to announce a new contributor to heart handmade uk! Meet Stephanie, some of you may have already encountered Steph in the very first (and only) Merry Makings Christmas Craft Magazine. Steph helped me to create some rather fabulous DIY projects for the mag. I’m handing you over for a little piece of washi tape heaven ^_^
Stephanie here! Back to school stationery shopping was always my greatest pleasure every year, but since graduating from university I can’t justify buying expensive pens just because they are pretty. Then, I remembered the wonders of washi tape.
I remembered how many beautiful bright, fun patterns and colours you can get, the DIY’s you can do with washi tape are endless, so I found 10 ways to jazz up your stationery and make your own pretty cute stationery for going back to school or jazzing up your desk space.
1. Ball Point Pens
These beautiful glittery ball point pens are a great way to jazz up any plain old pens you have lying around the house and will look refreshed and fabulous in your pencil case.
2. Wooden pencils
We all end up with about 3 to 4 ikea pencils in our handbags after a trip round that maze of a shop, so why not add bit of colour with neon washi tape and pop them in your pencil case? This DIY from one-o blog is sooo simple!
3. iPhone Case
This iPhone case looks gorgeous! We all want that unique but pretty phone cover that no one else has but at the same time doesn’t cost your entire savings. This is a brilliant way to make you own personal cover.
4. Laptop Covers
Much like the iPhone covers, your laptop can end up seeming rather plain. With a few strips of wash tape, your laptop cover will be transformed much like this gorgeous yellow cover! Washi tape can be removed very easily, so if you get bored of the design you can change it again. Be creative, go crazy!
I love this idea. This washi tape calendar is perfect for behind your desk, so your not staring at a blank wall or even for a family kitchen to keep everyone in the loop of the monthly plans. It simple yet effective.
6. Binder Clips
These washi tape binder clips are incredibly simple to make and make for beautiful decoration in your diary, planner or any notebook really. I know Claire uses them a lot when she is art journaling or painting.
7. Binder Covers
Glitter washi tape!! I need it and love it. Since washi tape can be removed easily, this is the perfect way to change up your binders each year (or month) without having to buy a whole new set of binders. Heidi Swapp has released a new range of adhesive glitter tape which may be a little more suitable for covering binders, as it’s wider and a lot more cost effective!
8. Pencil Pots
These are so much cuter than the stainless steel pots you get from the stationery shops. They are bright, colourful and different.
9. Paper Clip Flags
Flagging pages in your book, notebook or journal can be a nightmare when it doesn’t stick. These paperclips flags solve that issue whilst being cute at the same time.
10. Note Books
Some notebooks can look a little bit plain and boring, but not these bad boys! They are bright, colourful and beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to take these out in school? I remember the tatty wallpaper that my own books were wrapped in; these would be much better.
Have you used washi tape in a DIY? What are your favourite brands of Washi Tape? There are so many available! I’m a huge fan of Mark’s at the minute.
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