Creative Things To Do With Washi Tape

Friday, May 29, 2020

AD - This post contains gifted items, but all opinions are my own

Naturally Wrapt creates eco-friendly wrapping supplies. Their mission is to combat the use of plastic tape, which is harming the environment. Washi tape is pretty and has so many colours and uses. Here are some washi tape ideas that you could try today! From wrapping parcels to scrapbooking, these washi tape crafts are fun to do! Washi tape has many uses, so here are 40+ fun and creative things you can do with natural, eco-friendly tape!

interviewed an amazing eco-friendly small business called Naturally Wrapt and fell in love with the ethical ethos of the business! I have kindly been sent a starry brown paper tape to review today. This 18mm brown parcel tape is gorgeous and designed by Naturally Wrapt owner, Carolyn herself! This tape is 50m long, has a natural adhesive and is recyclable too! I have found so many fun things to do with this tape:

Parcels & Presents

This tape is perfect for my eBay parcels. I regularly sell boxed goods on my site, which I wrap in brown paper. The stars tape stuck really well, holding even the stiffest of wrapping papers.  My customers love it, and I will be ordering more. It would also look cute for birthday presents! The tape holds wrapping paper down with ease and would look amazing with brown paper. If you're wanting to create a rustic vibe with your gift wrapping, the stars tape, twine and brown paper would be the perfect combination!

Bullet Journaling 

With so many colours of Naturally Wrapt tape to choose from, the possibilities for your bullet journal is endless. I like the rustic look the starts tape gives my notebook. It is great for outlines. It is also really sticky so keeps my torn pages held in well! I love using this tape in my weekly planner. It adds a rustic vibe to my pages, making them look cute! 


Not only can you make funky geometric shapes with the tape, but this also looks amazing as a background for images! The artistic license for this tape is extensive. I like to cover a canvas with the tape and paint over the funky shapes. It saves you wasting and throwing away plastic tape!


I love making scrapbooks for big events in my life. I went to Florida in 2019 and have used the starts tape across multiple pages to make them look unique and add embellishments! I think the final pieces look amazing and are really cute. There are lots of ways to use the tape in a scrapbook from bordering the edges of each page, to sticking down photos! 

The image shows an open scrapbook with holiday photos in. The photos are of Disney Characters from the Character meet and greets.

  • Make tiny flags with cocktail sticks to top cakes with!
  • Decorate computer keys by putting tape over them
  • Cover a notebook with tape to revamp the look
  • Use it to mark a calendar
  • Add colour to dull photo frames/items of décor 
  • Organise your cables by colour coding them with tape
  • Cover the handle of wooden cutlery to jazz them up
  • Create mini bunting and use it on large cakes or scrapbooks
  • Revamp your light switch with a unique coloured washi tape
  • Make a washi tape bookmark
  • Create page dividers for your notebook or classwork
  • Decorate a clear phone case with colourful tape
  • Make a washi tape wallet
  • Decoupage wooden items for a refreshed look
  • Mark out a toy car driving course on the floor
  • Add colour to clothes pegs or hairpins
  • Upcycle old tin cans for a colourful pen pot
  • Use washi tape to give yourself a manicure
  • Paint your walls with washi tape
  • Decorate boring lunch bags
  • Design your own coasters
  • Customise a wooden table
  • Decorate tealights with washi tape around the edges
  • Play ring toss with your tape rolls
  • Add tape to the edges of your door or skirting board
  • Create washi tape letters for your room
  • Make some jewellery or friendship bracelets to flaunt
  • Give your loved one a washi tape rose
  • Replace the numbers on a clock with different washi tapes
  • Create gift tags with tape and paper
  • Cut out dots to make your own stickers

I have never found anything like Naturally Wrapt before and I am so glad I came across it. I am in love with the brown stars tape. The tape is only £3.50, and it is now a staple in my everyday life. I really enjoyed testing it out, and I love how versatile the tape actually is. It is sticky enough to close boxes for shipping, it is zero-waste and biodegradable. What's not to love?
The image shows brown paper tape with white stars on

I think it is time to make the switch to natural, eco-friendly and sustainable wrapping. I am already excited for Christmas as this will make my wrapping look amazing. I am going to be trying out different colour schemes and styles. It can be hard to implement change, but swapping from plastic tape isn't a difficult step to take. What do you like to do with your washi tape? Let me know what creative uses you've found in the comments!

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  1. I absolutely LOVE washi tape! I love using it for bullet journaling and i love all your other ideas for using it especially the orgamising cables idea! Thank you for sharing :)
    Em x

  2. I love the ways you came up with to use the tape. It is so beautiful and simplistic but really adds to your projects. Particularly the ebay packages. I love it when I order something that is sent beautifully wrapped, it really gives it that personal touch.

    Claire x

  3. I used to have an obsession with washi tape and I think it's starting to resurface! I really love the stars and like you said, it looks perfect for packages!

  4. These are some really great ideas. That tape is so pretty and such a good price too.

  5. This is defo something we should invest in. The young people in our lives will enjoy using it and I love the idea of using it for parcels. Makes them look unique and special. Great idea. Thank you for the suggestion c

  6. I love this post,and the way you talked about different alternatives has given me some ideas as well.. Thank you

  7. I've never used washi tape for anything before actually but if I did, I'd definitely go for an eco-friendly option like this!


  8. I love adding a little bit of washi tape to my bullet journal. It really just adds something even if they page is minimalist.

  9. What a great post with some fab tips too! I’ve never used this tape before but it may be something I need to invest in! It’s so pretty and affordable too! X

  10. I have an embarrassing collection of washi take o never know what to do with. These are great suggestions. Plus, I LOVE that you're sharing an ego friendly alternative.

  11. This washi tape is so cute! I love that it is eco friendly. I have so many washi tapes, but always looking for more! I have shared ideas for washi tapes too.

    Lauren |

  12. These are all such cute ideas! I have never really thought about using tape at all for any of these things but I deffo will now!

  13. I have got some Washi tape, but I don't really use it, thanks for sharing uses and this brand :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  14. This washi tape looks great! I often use washi tape on my envelopes when sending out letters.

  15. I never knew that there are eco friendly tapes. Definitely will be switching for more a sustainable tape since I'm researching on how to leave less carbon foot print.