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56 Adorable Ways To Decorate With Washi Tape

In case you were unaware, washi tape is decorative Japanese tape that crafters are completely OBSESSED with. It also has a magic power that makes everything it's stuck to the most adorable thing in the world.

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Sources for pretty masking tape include Happy Tape, Cutetape, and Ginko Papers.

1. Colorize your window blinds.

2. Make tiny flags.

Wrap washi tape around a toothpick and cut triangles out to create a flag. Makes an adorable cupcake or sandwich decoration.
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Wrap washi tape around a toothpick and cut triangles out to create a flag. Makes an adorable cupcake or sandwich decoration.

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Or use them as cocktail stirrers.
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Or use them as cocktail stirrers.

3. Transform a computer keyboard.

Get the directions here.
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Get the directions here.

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4. Cover a boring notebook.

5. Line the inside of a lampshade.

6. Or the outside of one.

7. Decorate a planter.

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Check out these awesomely '80s planters using recycled ramen noodle containers.
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Check out these awesomely '80s planters using recycled ramen noodle containers.

8. Make your own washi tape.

You can use tissue paper, napkins or even old newspaper.

9. Decorate your cups.

Wrap washi tape around some inexpensive plastic cups for a party.
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Wrap washi tape around some inexpensive plastic cups for a party.

10. Make decorative twisty ties.

Instructions here.
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11. Make the most adorable gift wrap that ever existed.

12. Washi tape a car.

13. Or a bike.

14. Or a staircase.

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15. Label those cords.

This alone is a reason to order a shipment of washi tape.
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This alone is a reason to order a shipment of washi tape.

16. It makes a pretty insane wallpaper.

17. Give yourself a washi tape pedicure.

18. Decorate some wooden spoons.

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19. Make washi tape coasters.

20. Best IKEA hack ever: washi tape a boring table.

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21. Use it to mark a calendar.

22. Make your clothes pins cuter.

23. And your binder clips.

24. Decorate a ceiling fan.

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25. Make magnets that look like pieces of tape.

26. Decorate a candle.

27. Make a garland.

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28. Or bunting for cupcakes.

29. Create tiny bookmarks.

30. Cover your laptop.

31. Decorate some vases.

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32. Decorate your furniture.

33. Make mason jars just a little more special.

34. It makes a really easy photo frame.

Now those polaroids are even more adorable than they already are.
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Now those polaroids are even more adorable than they already are.

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35. Use it to cover book spines.

36. Be really artsy with it.

Make it look like an art installation or gallery wall.
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Make it look like an art installation or gallery wall.

37. Make a ribbon for a winner.

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38. Wrap chopsticks with 'em.

39. Make a car track in a kid's room.

40. Decorate a wall shelf.

41. Update your sunglasses.

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42. Make a really cute pencil holder.

43. Decorate an otherwise boring corkboard.

44. Redo a kitchen.

45. Create a mural in a kid's room.

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46. Decorate glass candle holders.

47. Cover an embarrassing iPhone case.

48. Use it as temporary wallpaper.

49. Cover an otherwise boring box.

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50. Make a playhouse.

51. Decorate a fireplace mantle.

52. They make adorable candy wrappers.

(These are actually soaps by Etsy seller Prunella.)
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(These are actually soaps by Etsy seller Prunella.)

53. Decorate a door.

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54. Use it to label and organize.

55. Make gift, luggage, or key tags.

56. And finally...

You could just use it as regular old tape.
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You could just use it as regular old tape.

Washi tape storage is a whole other ballgame.

Learn how to make this special washi tape storage box here.
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Learn how to make this special washi tape storage box here.

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Learn to make this here.
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Learn to make this here.