Introduction: DIY Washi Tape

This is an entry for the Copy Cat Challenge. Washi tape is expensive so I decided to make my own. This is a great way to use up fabric and paper scraps. Follow through and I will show you how easy it is to make.
 

Step 1: Supplies

Fabric or paper scraps
Two sided tape
Scotch tape

 

Step 2: Tools

Scissors or pinking shears
Empty Spool
 

Step 3: Trim Fabric or Paper

Trim the paper or cloth wider than the tape, so it can be trimmed after the tape is applied.
 

Step 4: Tape

Center the two sided tape on the wrong side of the paper or cloth.
Press down to stick it to the cloth or paper.

Step 5: Trim

Using the tape as a guide, trim the fabric or paper next to the tape.
Pinking shears give it a different look.

Step 6: Roll on Spool

Tape the end of the fabric strip with Scotch tape.
Roll and stick it to the empty spool.
If you have short strips like I had you can layer the strips.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

​Washi tape is used for crafts, embellishments, and scrap-booking. Hope this has inspired you to use up all those small scraps or paper and fabric to make some Washi tape!

In closing I would like to thank our instructables company, sponsors, authors, readers, and members; for making this community a great success! Many hours and hard work has been put into making this place the best DIY on the Internet. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

Sunshiine
 

Comments

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mclare50 (author)2013-03-23

I love your tutorials! Wonderful job, yet again!

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sunshiine (author)mclare502013-03-23

Thanks for stopping by and I think yours are pretty wonderful also! Have a splendorous day!
sunshiine

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pjds78 (author)2012-11-12

Re-positioning glue works too. I used up some of my fabric with the re-positioning glue and covered empty vegetable cans for a matching desk set. Thanks for another great idea.

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sunshiine (author)pjds782012-11-12

Oh my, thank you! I never knew this type of glue was available! I will buy some as soon as I can. Have a great day!
Sunshiine

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pjds78 (author)sunshiine2012-11-13

The re-positioning glue I was talking about is the same glue stick you used when making your post-it notes . I'm sorry for confusing you, I'm not real good at explaining things. Love your tutorials.

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canucksgirl (author)2012-07-29

That's a great idea. I've seen the stuff before, but like you I scoffed at the price and kept walking....

Nice job. :-)

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sunshiine (author)canucksgirl2012-07-29

Yeah! 4 bucks for 2 feet! Not only did I save 4 bucks I had fun! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
sunshiine

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rimar2000 (author)2012-07-29

Good work, Sylvia! You always save money, congratulations.

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sunshiine (author)rimar20002012-07-29

hanks for commenting rimar! Saving money is a virtue!
Sunshiine

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Dream Dragon (author)2012-07-29

Never heard of "Washi" tape, but it's a very elegant design accent for all kinds of things.

Well Done!

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sunshiine (author)Dream Dragon2012-07-29

By the way, I had never heard of it before either. I searched online and found out what it was. I could not find it for a long time and then I found it at a scrapbook store and they wanted 4 dollars for like 2 feet! I could make it way cheaper! Sunshiine

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sunshiine (author)Dream Dragon2012-07-29

Thanks Dream Dragon! I appreciate your comment! Have a splendid day!
sunshiine

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