Add pizzazz to something ordinary in a pinch. Turn a plain lampshade into a designer knock-off. Decorate your walls without damaging them. Cover up just about anything to make it colorful and beautiful. You can do all that with washi tape. In fact, we were so amazed at all the things you can do with it that we put together a list of 16 of our favorite washi tape ideas just for you. Get more washi tape crafts here!
Washi Tape Ideas You’ve Probably Never Thought Of
You don’t want drink rings on your furniture, do you? Make these washi tape pallet coasters to save your tabletops!
Washi tape your keyboard! Just make sure you’re really comfortable typing without seeing the letters first.
Make over an ugly cork board (say, the one in your dorm room) with a washi tape pattern. Ah, that’s much better!
Make over boring light switch covers with a few different colors and patterns of washi tape.
Forget about traditional picture frames. Make your own with washi tape to create a stunning gallery wall without ruining your walls with nails!
Technically this tape door design was made using electrical tape and duct tape, but you could totally use washi tape to do the exact same thing.
And while these ceiling fan stripes are painted on, again, you could get the same look with washi tape! You’ll probably want to take the fan down for this project, though. Can you imagine keeping your arms over your head to install all that tape?
Make your travel toiletry bottles a little prettier.
Create an accent wall with washi tape. Here you see a cross pattern, but lines, chevrons and other shapes work nicely, too. The good news is that washi tape peels off fairly easily, so you don’t need to worry about changing the room decor whenever you’d like.
Make your entrance wow-worthy with washi tape. It really makes a playful statement!
Take an ordinary lamp shade from “blah” to beautiful! Change it out whenever you get bored with a certain color or pattern. Genius!
Make lovely notebooks to use at school or to use as journals. These washi tape notebooks would also make great gifts!
Make a washi tape monogram to go over the mantle or in the kids’ bedrooms. This would be darling for a nursery, wouldn’t it?
Make any old photo frame instantly cuter by covering it in washi tape. This is a great way to reuse frames that you find at thrift stores and yard sales!
Add a little pizzazz to the edge of your shelves. You’ll want to make sure that the width of the tape is a little smaller than the shelf so that you don’t constantly rub the tape when removing and adding items to the shelf.
Decorate wooden bracelets with washi tape. What a fun way to instantly coordinate jewelry with any outfit!