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14 Creative Ways to Use Washi Tape

A stash of colorful patterned washi tape is a must-have for any crafter, since washi tape can be used to decorate everything from office supplies and gift wrap to your hair accessories or manicure.

1. Washi Tape Magazine Organizer

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Organize all your favorite magazines with holders made from empty cereal boxes and washi tape. This is also a fabulous way to sort mail, children’s homework, and other important papers. One Good Thing by Jillee has the complete instructions for this clever DIY project.

2. Washi Tape Clipboard

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3. Washi Tape Paperclip Flags

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Mark important pages and hold together papers with these adorable washi tape paperclip flags.  Visit Paper and Pin to learn how to make them.

4. Washi Tape Binder Clips

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Finish off your desk set with binder clips covered in washi tape.  Artsyville explains how to complete this quick and easy DIY project.

5. Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets

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Throw away all those ugly promotional magnets on your fridge and treat yourself to some adorable clothespin magnets decorated with colorful washi tape. Head over to The Pin Junkie to learn more.

6. Washi Tape Coat Tree

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Organize small spaces by making a wall coat tree using washi tape and self-adhesive Command hooks. The same concept could also be used to organize necklaces, if desired. Everything Emily has the details.

7. Washi Tape Wall Art

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If you just want wall decor that looks pretty, this honeycomb decal made from gold washi tape adds a touch of flair to an otherwise boring white wall. Learn more at Idle Hands Awake.

8. Washi Tape Mirror

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Update a plain mirror with colorful stripes made from washi tape.  A Beautiful Mess shows you how.

9. Washi Tape Hair Pins

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Purchasing hair accessories to match every outfit in your closet can get a little expensive. But, it’s easy to customize plain hair pins with washi tape. Visit Crafts Unleashed to learn how.

10. Washi Tape Earrings

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Coordinate your earrings with your hair accessories by using matching washi tape for both projects. Head over to Mod Podge Rocks to learn more.

11. Washi Tape Manicure

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If you don’t have the patience for fancy nail art designs, try using patterned washi tape to get a similar effect with much less effort.  Polish Police has the details.

12. Washi Tape Stationary

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Need to send a note to friend? There’s no need to buy fancy stationery if you have a few rolls of washi tape handy. Learn how to make your own cute note cards at One Artsy Mama.

13. Washi Tape Wrapping Paper


Make coordinating gift wrap for any occasion with washi tape, courtesy of Poppy Talk. (If you have kids, this is a wonderful project for them to work on!)

14. Washi Tape Feathers

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Washi Tape Crafts is a blog devoted entirely to fun things you can make from washi tape. Their faux feathers work well as gift toppers or you could display several of them in a jar for a fun home accent.