Oh no! I’ve started a new collection of ‘stuff’! My inner stationary-loving bower bird has discovered Washi Tape… Let the hoarding begin!
I first stumbled across washi tape a couple of years ago but since entering the world of ‘Bullet Journaling’, I’ve become enamored with it. So what is Washi Tape? It’s a decorative tape usually made from paper that originated in Japan. The main difference to regular masking tape is the huge variety of colours, patterns and sizes it comes in. Washi tape is easy to tear but also quite durable.
There are endless uses for it, some of which you can read about here, but my main interest came from seeing how others have been using it to personalise their journals and notebooks. You only have to search ‘washi tape’ in Pinterest or Instragram to see all the cool things people are doing with it.
So I thought I’d share some of my bullet journal spreads that I’ve decorated recently with this wonderful stuff. I love how just a little bit of tape can bring some brightness to the page and make me want to use my journal even more. But remember, you don’t have to be creative at all or to go to this much effort to use bullet journaling to stay organised. It’s the simplicity of the system that works, not how pretty it looks.
While I tend to only use Washi Tape in my Never-ending Notebook, I recently did one of the projects that I’ve seen pop up on Pinterest a few times….. I covered my keyboard keys!! I love it! I know what you’re thinking, how can I see the keys? Most washi tape is slightly transparent so you can see the letters and numbers underneath. And if you can type ok, you tend to know where they are by muscle memory already.
So where can you find buy this great stuff? There are loads of it available online, but locally I have found it at shops such as The Reject Shop, K Mart, Big W, Newsagents, Officeworks & Spotlight. This huge haul I have pictured is the Crafters Choice brand and is available on sale this week at Spotlight.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever used washi tape before and for what purposes. Or even if you’re crazy obsessed like me!