Homemade Washi Tape

I finally had time to do something creative this past weekend. Hooray!

This is why I love lazy Sunday afternoons with nothing on our schedule.

Homemade Washi Tape.

To be completely transparent with you, I’ve never ever used washi tape in my life. I probably had never even heard of it until last year when I started seeing all these cute projects made using washi tape. From what I hear, it can be a little pricey, so I had the time (finally) and inclination to try making my own.

It really didn’t take a whole lot of time or effort, and I used materials that I had on hand already.

Here’s the process I followed to make my own washi tape:

To start, I chose some patterned scrapbooking papers and cut strips of it out. I was planning to use painters tape, so I made the strips the width of the blue tape. Lay down lengths of the tape onto a sheet of wax paper, adhesive side down.

Next, I used a paint brush to put a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back side of my tape. Once I had it evenly coated, I laid each strip of printed paper onto the tape and smoothed it out. For this project you could also use double-sided tape and just lay your paper strips down, eliminating the need for Mod Podge.

Once this was nice and dry, I cut the strips out of the wax paper, leaving wax paper on the back of the strips. To use these, I just need to peel off the back and they should be good to go.

To store my new tape, I wrapped the strips around some old wooden thread spools and tied it off with yarn or a ribbon.

4 thoughts on “Homemade Washi Tape

  1. This is a great idea that you have come up with. Exactly what is this tape used for, it’s new to me.
    Cleona Jean

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