Washi Tape Printing is the best thing to happen to stationery and crafting in a long time. It’s incredibly easy to use, and there are so many different types of washi tape that you can get really creative with how you use it. From decorating your planner or computer to sealing envelopes and gift bags, here are 12 ways you can use custom Washi Tape in your everyday life!
Decorate Your Notebooks
Washi tape adds a pop of color and some personality to your notebooks. It can also be used to add stripes or polka dots, or you could use it to add a design like a geometric shape or an animal. You can even use washi tape to add quotes or inspirational messages!
Decorate Your Water Bottle
- First, start by decorating your water bottle! This can be a great way to personalize it and make it stand out.
- Second, use washi tape to cover up the stains on your water bottle. If you have some old plastic bottles that are stained or discolored, then this is a great way to hide those imperfections.
- Thirdly, if you don’t want to cover up any labels on your water bottle, use washi tape instead as an alternative label!
Decorate Your Planner
>Washi tape is a great way to customize your planner with bright, colorful patterns.
>Use washi tape on the outside of your planner as a fun decorative touch. You can use it to create borders or stripes on the cover, or write out inspirational quotes and phrases in cursive! If you’re feeling more ambitious, use washi tape to create decorations for each week like hearts or flowers.
>For an even more thorough DIY experience, try decorating both the inside and outside of your planner with washi tape! It’s fun because it makes it so personalized (and also easy when you want people to know that they shouldn’t touch). If you want something simpler than full-on customization (maybe because you need some extra help keeping track of things), check out these ideas:
- Create custom tabs for each month with different colors or patterns so that when someone opens up their last page from 2015 into 2016 there will be something new waiting for them – maybe even a little surprise?
Decorate Your Computer
One of the most popular uses for washi tape is to decorate your computer. The good news is that you don’t have to use it on a single surface—you can stretch it over your entire desktop! Washi tape can also be used in other ways around the house, such as labeling cables or files. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, try labeling drawers with washi tape and create unique storage space for all of your clutter!
If you have way too many cords and are looking for a simple way to organize them, consider wrapping them in washi tape. This will not only make them look good, but it’ll also help you find the cord that’s been lost under some other ones.
If labeling is more your thing, use washi tape to label the ends of each cord so that there’s no confusion about which one goes where when connecting multiple devices together (or when unplugging). You could also use colorful or patterned washi tape to color code different types of cables: red for power; yellow for networking; blue for audio/video; etc., then separate these groups into their own individual bins or bags. Or if bundling is more your style, try twisting matching colors together into one big ball and tying off with a ribbon!
Label Boxes & Bags
- Label Boxes & Bags
Whether you’re using them to organize items or seal something up, packing tape is great for labeling boxes and bags. If you want to write down details like where something came from, who it’s intended for, what’s inside the package and when it needs to be returned, wrapping tape can help you make all those notes clear. This is especially helpful if the recipient doesn’t speak your language!
- Use Washi Tape as Sealing Material
You probably have a few envelopes lying around that need sealing up—and that’s where washi comes in! Have a little fun with this project by adding some flair: maybe try out different patterns or colors depending on what mood strikes your fancy. You could even use multiple tapes together as accents or borders around the envelope flap (if they’re large enough). It doesn’t matter how big or small these special touches are—they’ll still add some personality without taking away from anything else.
Make Gift Tags
Gift tags are a great way to make your gift more personal. Here’s how:
- Cut the tape into strips, then cut each strip into smaller pieces. Whatever size you want your tag to be is fine—you can do it by eye, or measure and mark with a ruler for precision.
- Fold over the top of a piece of cardstock or paper, then place one end under the fold and position it so that it overlaps on both sides. Hold in place while you apply tape to each side of the folded strip (see photo). Repeat until all sides are covered. If desired, wrap additional strips around this one-sided sheet before attaching them all together at their ends so they create an even larger surface area for writing on with pen or pencils!
For an envelope seal with a personal touch, try using custom washi tape. This is a great way to add some color and personality to an otherwise simple task. For an envelope seal with multiple colors, first decide on the colors you would like to use (we suggest one or two at most). Then cut strips of washi tape in those colors—you can even use different patterns if you have them! Place each strip of washi overtop one another until your desired length is reached. Remove any excess tape from around the edges before sticking it onto whatever you’re sealing (you don’t want scraps falling off). You can also write “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations!” across your custom envelope seal for extra flair!
Label Jars & Containers In Your Pantry or Fridge
- Label Jars & Containers In Your Pantry or Fridge
- The easiest way to use Washi Tape Printing is to label jars and containers in your pantry. It’s fun and easy, and it looks great! You can write directly on the jar with a sharpie or use masking tape first, then write over it. The same goes for glass bottles. Just make sure that you don’t cover up any important information like expiration dates on food items!
Wrap Presents or Packages
If you have a knack for wrapping gifts, this is the perfect time to bust out your washi tape collection. Washi tape is easy to use on small gift packages and envelopes, but it also makes a big impact when used on larger items like bedding or clothing.
For instance, if you’re giving someone a gift basket filled with dried fruit and other snacks, try wrapping the basket with some custom made washi tape in the colors of their favorite team or color scheme. This is an especially good idea if you want your recipient’s eyes to pop when they see what colors were used!
If you’re sending something fragile through the mail, consider adding another layer of protection by sealing it shut with some custom made washi tape—this way even if something goes wrong during transit (like getting delayed), there will still be plenty of time for whoever receives it before things go bad.*
You can use your own designs when making custom labels too—I’ve been known to design my own labels inspired by my favorite characters from TV shows like Doctor Who or Adventure Time! You could even make one that says “Happy Birthday” or whatever holiday might be appropriate for whoever receives this package!
Make Custom Stickers For Mailing Packages or Snail Mail
- Make custom stickers for mailing packages or snail mail.
- Use washi tape to label envelopes, packages, or mailboxes. If you’re going to get cute and make your own stickers, do it right! You can buy washi tape in bulk at most craft stores and online retailers like Amazon.com or Etsy.com (where artisanal sellers will often sell custom-made stickers as well).
- You can also use washi tape to label mailboxes—for a small fee if you live in an apartment building or condo community, or free if you live in a rural area where there are no municipal regulations restricting signage placement.
Use It As A Bookmark Or Page Divider in your planner, journal, scrapbook or notebook.
Use Washi tape as a bookmark or page divider in your planner, journal and scrapbook.
Washi tape can be used to mark your place in a book and also as a page divider. You can use Washi tape to create a bookmark by cutting a piece of washi tape and attaching it to the inside cover of your book with adhesive backing, or placing it onto the pages themselves with any type of adhesive. If you want to use washi tape for more than one purpose, simply cut the length you need for each task and stick it down! For example: if you want to use washi as both an official bookmark AND an unofficial page divider on one side of your journal or notebook, cut two separate strips with different patterns (or colors) so they don’t look like they were made by the same person!
For planners: Cut small pieces of washi that are long enough so they fit between each row when placed horizontally across the width of your planner pages (1″-2″). Apply adhesive backing so they’ll stay put while flipping through those pages later on!
You can get creative with Washi Tape!
You can get creative with Washi Tape!
Washi tape is a great way to add color and pattern to your everyday life. It’s easy to find washi tape at stores like Target, Walmart, Amazon and Etsy.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and found lots of new ideas for how to use washi tape in your everyday life. It’s an inexpensive, fun way to add some color and personality to your notebooks, water bottles, planer, computer or any other surface that needs a little extra attention!