DIY Washi Tape





Introduction: DIY Washi Tape

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.
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!

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    12 Discussions

    I love your tutorials! Wonderful job, yet again!

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

    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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    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!

    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.

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

    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