DIY Washi Paper Tape {video} & “Best Day” winner!

OK, First, the moment you have been waiting for (drumroll please…) Congrats to Carmen L who won the “Best Day” stamp set from About Art Accents! Woohoo! Carmen, I will email you for your address and I’ll pop that in the mail for you tomorrow.

Speaking of About Art Accents I just got a sampler of beautiful Washi paper from them and let me tell you it would be a crime to cover any portion of that patterned goodness under a layer on a card so I used my Xyron to apply adhesive to the paper then cut it into tape sized strips and used it on this card:


This is a votive screen. You place an electric tea light (or safely contained jar votive-we’ve got paper and yarn here, it is a wee bit flammable!) behind the screen and it glows through the vellum panels. Here you can see it with the lights off. The lucky neko cat is from About Art Accents too! It is from this really cute set of kokeshi dolls.


I turned almost every pattern I had into washi paper tape, it is so rich in color and pattern:


Here is a video showing you exactly how to make it, it is very fun and addicting!

So, what do you think? If you want more ideas I have other tutorials on making your own patterned tape:

Here using sticker paper and stamps and Here using masking tape and gelatoes.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

10 Responses

  1. Great idea, Lindsay. I have some paper in mind (in the hoarding section of my craftroom) that will make great washi tape!

    Thanks for the tip.

    Congrats to Carmen L.!

    Peace & blessings,


  2. That is very pretty! and congrats to Carmen!


  3. Love it Lindsey!! I have tons of washi tape & a Zyron 910. Never thought to do that! Your card is wonderful! I just love Asian Screens. The vellum & tea lights make it so perfect!! Thanks Bunches for sharing this! I will have to case this one!!
    Your OSA friend Lori

    P.S. I have a giveaway on my blog of Letraset Pro Markers! Go check it out if you have time!


  4. Great tutorial. Got me going. Now that I don’t have to make 100 wine tags!!!!!


  5. Another fabulous project!


  6. Hi Lindsay!! Just wanted to to publicly thank you for picking my name for the stamp giveaway!! I finally found the email you sent me and I left you my address through facebook message.


  7. Love that washi paper tutorial. Is that paper like the origami paper? Going to make some too!


    • the patterns are similar and origami paper will work but washi paper had a subtle soft handmade texture to it. Either paper will be gorgeous tho!


  8. Congrats Carmen!

    Lindsay, I love the tea light display.


  9. Catching up on your blog I found references to your Washi Tape and had to scroll through and find it.

    Fab, absolutely FAB idea!



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