Five Ways To Craft With Washi Tape

We recently added a bright array of washi tapes to the store, so we thought it would be a great time to share some washi tape craft inspiration.

Washi tape is a fun and creative addition to any craft cupboard – you’ll love having a few rolls of this around once you realise the endless possibilities. It’s similar to masking tape in that it’s sticky and you can easily tear or cut it, but the similarities end there. Washi tape is often brightly coloured and narrower than masking tape, but you can find wider kinds if your project calls for it. You’ll find every pattern available, from polka dots to flowers and even geometric patterns. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a pattern. The best part of using washi tape is that you can use it as a temporary decorating feature – if you get bored of it, you can easily peel it off and start again. This makes it a great decorating tool for anyone who rents their home.

Washi tape wall

Washi tape is a great way to brighten up your home. Turn a plain wall into a work of art using plain or patterned washi tape. Ann Kelle created this bright and cheerful feature wall using an assortment of washi tapes. And the best part is, you can just peel it off and start over if you get bored or it or move house.

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Washi tape jewellery

Put away the beads and try these washi tape earrings. These origami style earrings are made from washi tape, a few jump rings and earring findings. These would make the perfect gift for a friend, or you could just make yourself a few pairs in all different colours.

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Washi tape cake toppers

A good cake topper can take an ordinary buttercream and sponge to the next level. Decorate your next cake with a washi tape cake topper like this Happy Birthday flag cake topper from 100 Layer Cake. Or try making this washi tape bunting from Bakers Royale. All you need is two straws, some string and polka dot washi tape!

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Washi tape cards

You’ll never buy a birthday card from a shop ever again. Get creative with your cards by using washi tape to make birthday candles like this simply DIY birthday card from Leona Lane. For some added sparkle, you could add buttons or beads to your craft.

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Washi tape photo frames

If you like to put pictures on your walls, use washi tape as a fun alternative to frames. 100 Layer Cake used brightly coloured washi tape to frame polaroids for a party. You can also create elaborate photo frames for your art prints or frame an inspiring quote above your desk, like this geometric frame from The Sweetest Occasion

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