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DIY Washi Tape w/ Basic Materials

Hellloo and Merry Christmas!!!!

There has been this huge trend with Washi tape, a Japanese cute patterned masking tape like thing, that can be used for scrapbooking, journaling, decorations, and crafts.

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However…dun dun dun… it’s pretty expensive… like a few dollars for a small roll.

You know how you click on a really cool DIY but it includes all the materials you don’t have… well, here’s an easy DIY anyone can do in about 5 minutes.

However, I must admit, thisis sort of a DIY Sticker thing… but then again… washi tape is pretty much like a sticker… ENJOY!

*Try to read the instructions and not just the pictures because there are some helpful guidlines :)))

Step 1: Materials

  • Liquid Glue (but if you’re desperate, stick glue should work)
  • *Masking Tape 
    • But scotch or clear tape is okay
    • Masking tape is more like Washi Tape because it’s re-stickable.
  • Parchment, wax, or baking paper 
  • Scissors and/or Exacto Knife
  • Old Paint brush (but again, if you’re desperate, just use a toothpick or something you can spread glue with)
  • Cute paper or cloth with a pattern
    • Some examples of cute household patterns: newspaper, old clothes, maps, printouts from the web, or you can even draw your pattern!


Step 2:

  • Place your tape with the sticky side down to your parchment/waxy paper


Step 3:

  •  Turn your parchment paper over and mark where the tape is, so it will be easier to cut out
  • Squeeze glue along your tape (it should be the non sticky side)


  • *Use your paint brush to spread the glue to avoid bumps


Step 4:

  • Stick your paper/cloth onto the tape with glue. The pattern you want showing should not be touching the glue.
  • *Put something heavy on the paper. Wait for 30 seconds – 1 Minute ish for the glue to dry


Step 5:

  • If needed, cut the excess parchment and patterned paper off.
  • Now, all you have to do is when you need the tape, peel the parchment paper off and stick!
    • *I recommend to make a thin slit with an exacto knife on the parchment paper only, to make it easier to peel the Washi tape.
  • TA-DA!!!! Washi Tape Mission = Success!


Hope you enjoyed this DIY!!!!

I also used sort of the same method, except i switched out the glue for double sided tape, which works well too. I made this huge cookie sticker that is “laminated” with tape (lol when you are too cheap to buy stickers). Hey, big kids can have fun with stickers too 😀


I highly doubt anyone is going to read this far… but this  cookie was cut out of a Time Magazine Geico Ad 🙂 lol


Adelina 🙂


41 thoughts on “DIY Washi Tape w/ Basic Materials

  1. oh my goodness, what an awesome little arts and crafts project! I’m typically not into doing arts and crafts things but this is something I for sure want to try- I love how you used a map as your base, I’m obsessed with maps for some weird reason and I think that’s what really drew me into this project!! 🙂

    xo, JJ

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  2. I love these DIYS because im addicted to washi tape .New follower , love ur blog just opened my own blog recently (check out my blog channel and subscribe ,
    I recently opened it and would love for some views, i uploaded a (how to master the flat lay) and a (diy room decor))

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    1. Hi 🙂 I know… this is like a response to a reply that was ages ago. hi i’m adelina and you made a reply on my blog a long time ago. I’m really sorry that i didn’t get back to you, and i would just like you to know that I really appreciate your comment it really made my day today. I just stopped blogging for a while because of school and life and struggles and i just couldn’t get myself to open my wordpress notifications.But thanks for commenting anyways :)))


      1. Lol it’s fine that this is from a while ago! It makes me happy that this made your day a little brighter 😀


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