Are you a hardcore washi tape hoarder? There’s no judgement here. Just washi tape ideas for your bullet journal.
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Washi tape is just one of those things that you seem to mysteriously acquire once you start bullet journaling or even get deep into planners. No matter how hard you try, it just keeps piling up.
You need washi tape for each season, holiday, color, and recreational activity. One of my favorite places to get new fun washi tapes is Pipsticks. I want to buy all the goodie packs from their store. Like this chic set? Drool!
But, if you’re anything like me, most of your stash goes unused.
Rather than letting your stash sit and collect dust, use a few of these washi tape bullet journal ideas to use some of your tape and make your journal a bit more colorful.
Bullet Journal Washi Tape Ideas
Washi Tape Inside Cover
This is such a fun idea to add a personal touch to you bullet journal — as if bullet journals weren’t already personalized, right?
But, if you want something other than that cream colored paper directly inside the cover of your bullet journal, this is a quick and easy way to fix it.
Alternate two different styles or colors of washi tape. Get creative and lay your washi tape horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally.
Don’t worry about lining your washi tape up perfectly. When you are done sticking it to your inside cover, use a razor blade to carefully cut off any of the
Washi Tape Swatch
I have yet to do this, as it seems like a big task. But, the end result is always so pretty.
And what better way to see all of your washi
Washi Tape Divider Tabs
In my first few bullet journals, I used this creative washi tape idea to section out each month. This makes it super easy to flip back and forth between months.
Simply take a piece of washi tape and stick about 1/3 of it along the side or top of your page. Then, fold the washi tape over itself and stick it to itself and the backside of the page.
The divider tab will stick out slightly from the edge of your pages, making it super quick to find what you are looking for.
You can use this method to section out months or mark specific pages that you need to come back to often.
Create Negative Space Lettering
This is one of my favorite techniques for simple but unique lettering.
Start with a strip of washi tape that is a few inches long. Before moving any further in this short tutorial, stick the washi tape to the back of your hand a few times to remove most of the “stick”.
Then, place the tape where you want your header, leaving room above and below the tape.
Next, grab a marker. Writing directly over the tape so that your letters extend above and below the tape, write your header text in print font. In the example above, I wrote the word Monday in print, extending my letters two spaces above and below the washi tape.
Next, use a pen of a different color to trace along the horizontal lines of the tape. From here, peel the tape off. Now, write your header, or different text in the negative space provided.
When you’re done, you will have an intricate bullet journal header that was actually super easy to create.
Cover Up Mistakes
I can’t tell you how many times I have written the wrong week, wrong day, or wrong month. It happens more frequently than I like to admit.
But, luckily there’s washi tape. Estimate or measure the size of your mistaken text or doodle. Then, cut off a piece of darker colored washi tape that will cover the mistake.
Add stickers and paper scraps to give your mistake a collage feel. No one will ever know what lies beneath.
Wrap Your Current Pens in Washi Tape
Do you have three or four of the same
Create a Flap to Cover Personal Info
Need to cover personal information or just want to expand your weekly spread? You can use this washi tape idea to do just that.
First, you will need a piece of paper for the flap. I cut a page out of the back of my journal and then cut it vertically to the size I want it.
Next, bend about 1/2″ of the side of the paper. This is where you will attach the washi tape. Now, stick your washi tape all along the small fold you made, leaving half the width exposed. Then attach it to the edge of your page.
Seal the deal by using a second strip of washi tape along the front side of the flap and the edge of the page.
Did you enjoy these washi tape ideas? I’m curious how often you use washi tape in your journal and how many washi tape rolls you currently own. Let me know in the comments below. There’s no shame or judgment here.