Organize With Washi Tape

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organize-with-washi-tape-40It seems that when cool products become popular, there’s little time to get on board after the masses. For example, washi tape came out, crafters were using it like crazy and then I was like, “WTF is washi tape?” Let’s back it up.

Washi tape is Japanese masking tape that is pretty.

I’ve summarized, obviously.

The tape is reusable, biodegradable and is made from renewable resources.

Q: What can it be used for?

A: Everything. More specifically, organization!

For example…

 

File Folder Labels Source: i heart organizing

File Folder Labels
Source: i heart organizing

Buy inexpensive folders and washi tape. You can reuse both of them over and over. Click the image to see how iheartorganizing did it.

Binder Clip Decoration  Source: Crap I've Made

Binder Clip Decoration
Source: Crap I’ve Made

You can decorate all sorts of binder clips. Grab a variety pack of washi tape and just start taping.

Ring Around the Cup Source: Crafty and Creativity

Ring Around the Cup
Source: Crafty and Creativity

Plastic glasses and washi tape is all it takes. You can use a variety of colors to spice up a look or use the tape to write names on each cup so your guests know where they set their drink down.

Plant Markers Source: Ann Kay Home

Plant Markers
Source: Ann Kay Home

Talk about inexpensive! These plastic plant markers just have a little bit of washi. Write the plant on the tape. That’s it.

Washi Magnets Source: Etsy Dallas

Washi Magnets
Source: Etsy Dallas

These washi magnets look like pieces of tape on the refrigerator. So cute! Grab a roll of magnets (one side is sticky) and some washi tape. Stick the two together, use scissors to make it look like tape or a simple rectangle and you’re done.

Cord Labels

Cord Labels
Source: Landee See Landee Do

Why didn’t I think of this? I’ve been fishing for random cords under my desk tugging on each one to see what slides off my desk. That’s my very scientific way of identifying which cord goes to which electronic. Washi tape and a sharpie. Done.

Hanging File Folder Labels Source: May Richer Fuller Be

Hanging File Folder Labels
Source: May Richer Fuller Be

If you click the image above, you can view a quick photo tutorial. I would probably go with a less “busy” design for the washi tape but it’s all based on preference. This is a great idea because you aren’t wasting anything. You can use and reuse. Lurrrve!

Personal Wine Glasses Source: The Kitchn

Personal Wine Glasses
Source: The Kitchn

Cocktail hour, anyone? Here’s some wine. Here’s some washi tape and a pen. Put the tape on your glass and…CHEERS!

Personalized iPhone Charger Source: Delicious Spaces

Personalized iPhone Charger
Source: Delicious Spaces

Wrap it up. Wrap it up. Uh wrap it up, wrap it up.

Anyone singing “Walk it out” right now?

 

washi-tape-agenda

Washi Agenda
Source: Ms Magpie Designs

I get all weird writing in my agenda. This is a perfect solution. I never know if I should write with pen or pencil. What if something changes? What if I have too much in one day and something gets lost within the list of things to do? See the stress I go through? Thanks Ms. Magpie Designs. You’re brill!

Creative Clipboard Source: Delicious Spaces

Creative Clipboard
Source: Delicious Spaces

Two things: Dollar Store clipboard and washi tape. Preettttttyyyyy! Hang them on the wall with various projects or one for each family member and you’re organized. In fact, make it a family project. Pick out your own colors and designs.

Washi Thumbtacks Source: How About Orange

Washi Thumbtacks
Source: How About Orange

The idea of getting something inexpensive and making it cute completely makes my day. you an purchase these thumbtacks for a crazy amount of money OR you can get the ol cheap-o’s and washi them up.

 

I FREAKING LOVE THIS STUFF!

Thank you, Japan.

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3 Comments

  1. These are really cool! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Thank you so much Johanna! We liked them, too. Some people come up with the best ideas! Thanks for stopping by. We hope you find something else you are interested in while you’re here.

  2. Your scientific way of figuring out your cords sounds like mine. Love these ideas! I always see “deals” on the stuff but can’t ever pull the trigge and by some.

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