Washi tape is one of the most versatile crafting supplies. With so many beautiful prints + styles available, and at only a couple of dollars a roll, it’s easy to gather quite a collection. Let’s take a look at 8 ways to use washi tape in your planner to decorate + organaise.
# Warning : You may also find yourself a reason to go do a little washi tape shopping!
What is washi tape?
Washi means Japanese paper, made from the fibre from the bark of the gampi tree. It is also made from bamboo, hemp, rice + wheat. You can read more about it here.
From beautiful patterns, glitter, prints + plain colours, you’ll find a washi tape for every crafty need.
It’s easy to tear of the roll yet sticks well, can be repositioned + written on. They work on a lot of different surfaces making them as functional as they are beautiful.
Where do you buy washi tape from?
As washi tape has risen in popularity, it’s become widely available. These are four of my favourite places to buy washi tape from :
How to use washi tape in your planner
Let’s take a look at how we can use this beautiful tape to decorate + organise your planner.
Whether you’re adding it directly to your planner page or supplies, washi tape is a quick + easy way to add a little colour to your day.
Paperclips : spruce up a standard paperclip by threading a piece of tape through one end of the paperclip, fold onto itself + trim as required
Strips : layer different size pieces of tape together or over paint splashes to create focal points or headers
Banners : cut shapes from pieces of tape and arrange around the corner of your page, finish by drawing a line connecting them together
Page edges : trim the edges of your planner page with your favourite pattern or coloured tape, this is also helpful to reinforce or repair page holes that have torn
These four ways to use washi tape to organise can be seen in the image above. While the tips are about organising your day, they can’t help but be decorative too. That’s the beauty of washi tape!
Tabs : for flexible + durable tabs trim a piece of tape the length you want your tab + stick on your divider, cut another piece of tape the same length + stick on the reverse side of your page, trim the corners if desired
Time blocking : a great way to plan your schedule is to use thin tape to block off activities stretching over many hours or days, perfect for making project time or trips away
Page markers : colour code pages or sections of your planer with different patterned or coloured tapes
Highlight events: see what’s coming up at a glance by using different coloured tape (thin is great for this) to mark off holidays, social events + appointments
With these 8 tips for using washi tape in your planner, you can decorate + organise all at the same time, plus have an excuse to collect a few more rolls!
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