Washi tape colours are vibrant, with patterns that are fun to work with. For some of you who might be new to this, washi tapes are colourful fancy-looking tapes that come in different patterns, sizes and colours. Most of it are see-through so it gives you the freedom to play with it on different craft projects. Some come in gorgeous patterns where you can match it with beautiful flat coloured tapes. Some of the famous brands that I've come to learned about are the ones like MT tapes. There are several brands out there in the market, and each of it has its own uniqueness. The better quality ones don't come off easily and sticks nicely, so make sure you look out for that.
Washi tapes vary from thick to thin ones, and from big to small; as small as the one that comes with wooden spools (above). Adorable and easy to work with! If you enjoy journalling, you can definitely bring these along.
The best part about washi tapes? Well, you can use washi tapes for almost everything and anything except fabric. I have used washi tapes on wood, ceramic, walls, glass and of course paper.
AND if you are a crafty parent who enjoys doing arts & craft activities with your kids, there are washi tapes with attractive designs suitable for children.
I decided to be a little adventurous and started a project; I came up with 15 ways to use washi tapes on anything that I can use it on in my little studio. So, I started gathering things to revamp with washi tapes, and add colours to our space.
So here it is, I give you my 15 ways to use washi tapes:
1. Revamp a Wooden Cup Hanger
Not long ago, I purchased a wooden cup hanger from a vintage thrift sale. I had plans to repaint it and use it as my craft booth prop when I participate at art markets. I wanted to use it to hang handmade accessories for sale. I finally did it; repainted it with turquoise acrylic paint and tape it with matching washi tapes.
2. Decorate a Glass Candle Holder
A very easy method; I learned that when it comes to washi tapes, it is not just about taping; it is about the right colour combination as well.
3. Washi Tape a Candle
4. Decorate a Wooden Photo Frame
5. Washi Tape Plain Wooden Alphabets
6. Taping Coasters!
7. Quick Party Favours or Trinkets!
Those who know me well, would know that I have a fascination for miniatures and miniature bottles.
These miniature bottles decorated with funky washi tape patterns and colourful baker twines make good trinkets for party favours and little gifts.
8. Sweet Colour Candy Jar
9. Decorating Flower Pots
10. Make Your Own Jewellery
11. Turn an Old Notebook into New!
slightly bigger width ones for most of it.
12. Make Your Own Signage
13. Groovy Name Card
14. Decorate a Wooden Multipurpose Holder
15. Mini Fancy Polaroid Photo Frame!
Have fun exploring the many ways to use washi tapes!