Monday, January 2, 2012

100+ Crafty tape ideas round-up! {washi or other tape varieties - How to: make them, use them, and store them}

Hey Friends, Long time no see! I hope you had a blissful Christmas, for those who celebrate, and that you're all having a wonderful New Year so far. My days are still migraine riddled (it's been rough ....starting to feel sorry for myself!) ;0) But I'm most sorry to have been away from you for so long, so here's a little wee offering...

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A washi tape round up:

1... How to make DIY/custom tapes (on the cheap!)
2... How to use tapes in unique ways
3... Digital washi tapes
4... How to store washi tape
5... Miscellaneous washi goodness

What is washi tape?

Washi tape has become the popular term for any kind of crafty tape,
but it is traditionally a Japanese masking tape made of washi paper
(Think of it like a thin high quality masking tape).

Washi comes in a plethora of colours, is often very brightly coloured or
patterned and can have a lovely sheer quality that will allow layers
of text, stamping, or the patterns on other tapes to show through it.
Here is an interesting history of washi tape.

Don't have washi or
other masking tapes?

You can get a similar look with paper.

Julie's video tutorial shows a washi style using paper:

or make some of these...

Want transparency? If you make your own washi tape with
tissue paper on double-sided tape you get a sheer effect.
(To make it easier to work with tissue paper, stamp and colour
the tissue after you apply double-sided tape to the plain tissue paper).
Or You can even print on your tissue paper tutorial here.

Want archival tapes? You can buy acid-free or archival
tissue paper at art supply stores & use it to make your own tapes.)

Kirsty's post shows fab possibilities for DIY washi styles:

DIY washi tissue paper & double-sided tape - Fiks D:

Painted & Doodled faux washi tape
By Julie K in Taiwan:

Faux washi tape with labels by Jenn:

And Listgirl's version with free printable:

Faux Watercolour washi from Sarah at Yup
(using standard masking tape):

Bronwyn's clever DIY washi ideas & free printable
(double-sided tissue tape, fabric, sticker sheets):

DIY security tape by Kirsty:

DIY Japanese tape (envelopes & scotch tape)
by Pascale at Between the lines:

DIY Fabric, glitter, or any tape -Giver's Log:

Confetti tape:

Pugly Pixel DIY glitter tape tutorial:

's DIY washi video -
using: Mod Podge, fabric, & text paper:

DIY custom paper tape tutorial by Cathe at Just Something I made:

DIY lace tape from Free Pretty Things for You:

Fabric tape using Mod Podge - Craftberry Bush:

Fabric tape tutorial from annekata:

Fabric tape from Maya Made:

Lindsay's homemade paper tape video (sticker paper):

Homemade washi with a Xyron by Jenny:


Printed journalling on washi tape, by Kim
via Hambly Screen Prints Blog:

Washi with text from Hello it's me, KP:

Twirling Betty's punched washi stickers:

Washi tape paper & more ideas from Scout's Honor Co:

Heat embossing an image on washi tape by Tiff
via Hambly Screen Prints & Tiff's blog post is here.

Washi tape Bunny silhouette -Creature Comforts:

Washi tape twist tie video tutorial
by CookingAndCrafting:

Washi tape magnets from Ishtar Olivera:

Tape transfer labels from Fran├žoise at A l'ombre du marronnier:

& you can find all of Fran├žoise's tape ideas here.

Washi ideas from Tea for Joy:

Torie Jayne uses washi to decorate 3D items:

Washi decorated painted jars -A Creative Mint:

Washi tape envelope bag tutorial from Jessica at How About Orange:

Sweet Paul washi box:

Neon washi tape bits via decor8:

Washi arrow tutorial by Danielle Thompson via Modern Kiddo:

mer mag's easy washi invites:

Washi tape background by Lisa:

Washi tag -A Spoonful of Sugar:

Magnetic washi clothespins - Whisker Graphics:

Washi notebook from Oh Hello Friend:

Craftapalooza's washi pendants:

Mod Podge washi tape journal tutorial:

Paperklip washi tape buntings via Poppytalk

Simple DIY borders with tape - Creature Comforts:

Easy washi tape bows by Lisa:

Martha Stewart washi tape wedding ideas (slides 3, 4, 5 & 6):

Emaurian's washi flower post-cards:

Kelly's Washi lids:

Twirling Betty's washi tape magnets:

Washi Tape wrap, bow, banner, ornaments...
via The Sweetest Occasion:

Washi tape banner video by Kristina on Two Peas:

DIY washi tape wall art by Sarah

Whisker Graphics washi covered tin:

Handmade stationery from hello sandwich:

Washi Tape handle on favour cups by Cathe - JSIM:

Lottie Frank's art with washi tape via Omiyage:

Washi tape in art by Ying Chieh Yu

Chopstick cases decorated with washi tape from Omiyage:

Washi covered box by Leena via Hambly Screenprints:

Washi tape & paper scraps- Decor8:

Washi tape ideas from Leslie:

Washi tape coaster tutorial by Vanessa at Design Dreams Japan:

Washi tape flower tutorial by Pooi Pooi via American Crafts:

washi jar from hello sandwich:

Washi tape bows by Mayu via Ishtar Olivera:

Washi Tape keyboard by Minifanfan via Poppytalk:

Jesshibb's washi-covered camera:

Whitney's tape labeled files:

Fixing well-loved books with tape:

Masking tape covered tables:

Washi table runner:

Ceramics with masking tape -How About Orange:

Sarah's washi paper plate basket video tutorial:

Washi handles on PaperSource boxes -Anna Lee co

Paper tape silhouettes from Drawing Near:

Washi stars by Brittni of Papernstitch via Creature Comforts:

washi votives by jasminepark:

Washi paperclips from Tambouille:

Washi tape clock tutorial
& a great video on fresh ways to use washi tape - by Jen:

DIY washi faux wallpaper - Little Green Notebook:

Giant washi tape via Design Mom:

Washi card by Karen:

Washi tape ideas (via Pinterest)...

...using this washi tape alternative
(a sticker sheet kit):

Washi Wrapping from Omiyage via Poppytalk:

Washi tape birthday cakes - from Omiyage:

Washi tape pumpkins:

Washi covered pencils:

Washi wedding invite
(easy way to colour coordinate):

Washi tags from Ishtar Olivera:

Washi tape bow & wrap:

Washi calling card from Oh So Beautiful paper:

Wrapped soap favors from prunellasoap:

Washi calling card by Mint via eat drink chic:

Washi Tape sheet protector pockets tutorial from Hugfish & Orange:

Aimee's washi clips:

Washi clips from cucumbersome:

Washi tape critters and ideas from Lovely Tape:

Washi card by Bethany:

Video tutorial for a bag with washi by Hello Sandwich:

Washi city - Paper Therapy:


free tape strips from Pugly Pixel:
here: and here:

free washi download from bonjour:

Vintage fabric deco tapes from Pugly Pixel:

Old tape textures & PS brushes (high res.) from Fuzzimo:

Packing tape textures from fuzzimo:

Creature Comforts striped digital tape:

These free printables would make great washi tape:

Free tape strips from The Cottage market
(found thanks to Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday):


Store DIY tape bits
- via Pinterest:

Gorgeous washi storage ideas from Ishtar Olivera:

pinksuedeshoe's washi storage rack:

Cathe's cigar box turned washi holder tutorial:

DIY wooden tape dispenser by Kasa at Paperama.

DIY tape dispenser from recycled box - from To Boldly Fold:

Yera's tape holder using a macaroon box:

Tape holder from waxpaper box - Choosing Simplicity :


Thank You so much for stopping by! oxo

P.S. I'll be adding links as I find them, so if you love washi tape check in here for more later. If you have a washi or craft tape fave, please share with us? :o)