Introduction: Make Your Own Washi Tape
Most people find Washi tape super expensive. For example, one role could cost 4$. That’s why I decided to make Washi tape. Its really simple and it doesn't cost much. This project is also very good if you have a specific design in mind. It’s super fun, so you should try it out!
Step 1: What You Need
What you need
—3 paint brushes
—blank labels (You can get them at staples.)
—cup with water
—watercolor mixing tray
Step 2: Wetting Your Paints
Wet your paints and carefully then mix some together to create cool colors.
Step 3: Cutting Your Sponge
Get your sponge and cut it into a circle, square, rectangle, and a triangle.
Step 4: Painting
Start by choosing a pattern from below and the next steps will explain how to make it.
Step 5: Rainbow Pattern
Paint stripes in rainbow order. Repeat until the paper is entirely covered.
Step 6: Sponge
Take a sponge and put it in paint. Then put the sponge on your label making the label have textured color on it. Do this a couple times and then use another color if you want.
Step 7: Paint Brush Pattern
First dip your paint brush in the paint. After that press it on the label creating a small triangle. Repeat. Change colors and create an interesting pattern with it.
Step 8: Waves
Choose one color and make a squiggly line. After that do in a different color again and again until you are out of room.
Step 9: Drying
Let your patterns dry for 30 min - 1 hour. If you want to make more in the meantime, some ideas are:
- splatter paint
- diagonal stripes
- polka dots
Step 10: Cutting
First cut each square out. Then cut your pattern into strips. You are now finished with your wash tape! Have fun using it!
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