Washi Tape

Top 10 Ways To Use Washi Tape in Your Journal

If I’m completely honest, I hadn’t heard of Washi tape before I started Bullet Journaling. As soon as I explored Pinterest for BuJo inspiration, the world of Washi tape came calling!

There are an infinite amount of Washi designs available, and we have a fair few right here in the Oops a Daisy shop… but what do you use it for?

Here are my top 10 ways to incorporate Washi into your journal. I’d love to hear your top tips for how you use the magical stuff, drop me a comment below!

1. Decoration

Perhaps the most obvious way of incorporating Washi into your spreads is to use it for decoration.

Below you can see a bumblebee themed journal spread created with our Hexagon stencil, and I’ve used a coordinating bee washi tape to accent the design.

2. Page Finder – Page Edge

One great way to utilise the design element of Washi tape, while also making it useful, is to use it as a page finder. For key pages in my journal I add a strip of Washi tape folded over the edge – that way I can see the design while the page is closed and quickly turn straight to it.

3. Page Finder – Tab

Another way to use Washi tape as a page finder is by creating a “tab” that sticks out of the side of the page. Again this allows you to quickly turn to the key pages/sections of your journal. In the picture below I used a tab of Washi tape to identify the start of each month

4. To Cover a Mistake!

This is one of the most useful ways of utilising Washi tape! If you make a mistake on a page (like in the image below where I wrote the wrong text), simply cover it up with some fabulous Washi tape!

As an extra tip – try covering the mistake with corrector tape first. This makes sure that you can’t see the original ink through the Washi tape.

In the example below I’ve used the Shelly the Snail Washi – available in the Oops a Daisy shop!

5. Functional Washi Designs

There are a ton of Washi tape designs available that are functional as well as being pretty!

One example is the Days of the Week Washi tape (currently out of stock). This can be used as decoration, or cut into pieces and used as headers for your weekly spreads.

6. Page Divider

Even decorative Washi tape can be used functionally in your spreads. Here, I have used it to divide my page to create a separate section for my social media statistics.

7. Scrapbooking

You can also use Washi tape to add mementos to your journal, scrapbook style! In the spread below I added a concert ticket to my spread!

8. Inspire a Theme

Sometimes, a cute Washi tape gives you inspiration to base an entire theme around. The Bunting Washi tape (out of stock) shown below is echoed throughout the weekly spread.

I used the Banners and Bunting stencil along with our bunting tape to create this cute page!

9. Washi Tape Storage

Once you start using Washi tape it can be a little addictive… you then need to find storage for your tape!

I have utilised an embroidery hoop to store my Washi tape. It keeps all the tape together in one place and they can still be used whilst on the hoop.

10. Washi Tape Swatch!

My final tip is to create a Bullet Journal spread dedicated to the lovely stuff! My Washi tape swatch spread is a Washi Washing Line!

Having a sample of all of my tapes in one place, means I can use it to refer to in order to select the correct tape for a spread.

So there you have my top ten ways to use Washi tape in your Bullet Journal!

Don’t forget to check out the range of Washi tape in our shop.