Washi Tape School Supplies

Happy Monday We R fans, and welcome to Back To School Week here on the blog. This week I’ll be sharing some fun ways to use your craft supplies to prepare for the new school year, so be sure to check back each day this week for more inspiration.

Let’s kick things off today with some Washi Tape School Supplies. My kids always like their school supplies to be unique and reflect their personalities. Washi tape is a quick, easy, and cute way to customize your kids/grandkids school gear. Simply grab some pencils, erasers, paper clips, notebooks or whatever else you’d like to dress up and start sticking your favorite washi tape on!

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I added several strips of wash tape to some plain old #2 pencils. My washi tape is placed horizontally on the pencils, but you can also add your tape vertically to cover the whole thing.

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These hi-polymer erasers are my favorite kind, so I bought a bunch of them for my kids and wrapped a few strips of washi tape around the center. That way they can use either end of the eraser and have a comfortable place to hold it.

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Finally, I grabbed some jumbo paper clips and folded a strip of washi tape over one end to create bookmarks for my kids to use in their class agendas so they can keep track of the page they’re on. I trimmed the ends into various flag shapes.

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The possibilities are endless when you combine Washi Tape with school supplies. What school supplies would you decorate with washi tape? Be sure to share a link to your finished projects!

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~Aly

Supplies:

Washi Tape: Pomegranate, Coral, Pumpkin, Butter, Avocado, Sea Foam, Navy, Multi Color Pack

Mother’s Day Washi Tape Pockets

If you’re looking for a cute and easy way to package your Mother’s Day gift here’s a fun idea–create a washi tape pocket! These decorative little pockets can hold wallet size school photos, gift cards, small notes, or coupons. They’re super easy to make, but your recipient will love them.

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I started out by covering a scrap of white textured cardstock with several strips of Washi Tape from the new Multi Color Pack. Then I die cut my shapes from the washi covered cardstock using the new Monarch and Pinwheel Shape Dies. I layered the pieces together with foam squares for added dimension.

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Next I created the pockets from Inked Rose patterned papers with the Mini Pocket Template Die. Due to the shape of the pocket, the B side of my papers showed at the top but the colors didn’t match with the colors of washi tape I used, so I created inserts to cover the B sides. I simply placed a small scrap of paper at the top of the die before cutting, and then added the insert inside the pocket to cover the B side that was showing.

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Do you have any crafty gift-making plans for Mother’s Day? If so, please do share.

More gift ideas tomorrow!

~Aly

Supplies:

Multi Color Washi Tape Pack
Monarch Shape Die
Pinwheel Shape Die
Mini Pocket Template Die
Inked Rose Orange Wash Paper
Inked Rose Triangles Paper
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Yellow, Aqua