Thursday, July 1, 2010

DIY Washi Tape

This is my first ever DIY, but it's a fast, easy and a super genius one... I think. So everyone knows how much I love washi tape AND wood grain right? Well, if you didn't (and couldn't tell by my blog layout) now you know. I came up with this genius idea when I was doing my art journal awhile back and I'm just now getting around to actually sharing this tidbit. I'm horrible, I know!!

I have been looking for wood grain washi tape EVERYWHERE and to no avail. Then, one day a light bulb clicked in my head... What about using wood grain contact paper? Its like 3-5$ for 2 feet (You find this at walmart in the kitchen/housewares dept by the shelf liners), that's like endless washi tape right there and for nothing!!!!!

They even have those handy grids on the back to help you cut in a straight line, AND you can make it as long or short or WIDE as you want it!!!!


SO here is your step by step....

Wood grain contact paper

1. Roll out your wood grain contact paper

2. Decide how wide/long you want your tape... I find that one square across is the perfect size.

3. cut..

4. Look at your amazing work (all that cutting right?) and use it for something creative and genius!!

Wow that was super easy, cheap and just plain awesome!!!

Here is the page I used it on :) Betcha thought it was washi tape huh?

I hope I'm not already telling everyone something you already know. If so, I still plan on acting as if I came up with this idea... LOL anyway.

How did you ever live without this information???

Ok, off to do some work!!!



  1. That is SO cool! I haven't gotten onto etsy to check out the shop that sells the washi tape you recommended, so this is great! And I LOVE the wood grain, so cute! Next time I'm in Walmart (probably this weekend) I'm going to buy lots of contact paper! That means more crafting! lol, Thanks for the great idea!!! I've been thinking about washi tape at least once a day since you posted that link. :) SOSO pretty!


  2. looks great! what a fun idea :) xo

  3. I've seen these woodgrain washi tapes all over blogs but thought I can never find them in my country so I didn't even try. Now, thanks to you, I have a chance to get them! I'm so gonna keep a lookout for them now! Thanks!!! :)

  4. What a clever idea Miss Linds! I honestly wouldn't have thought of you have informed me of something new! Love ya!

  5. Super cute! I think it is a fantastic idea! : )

  6. This is great! I'll have to try it! =)

  7. Ugh! I must be the only person in the world who can't track down a roll of woodgrain contact paper! I've looked EVERYWHERE!

  8. You know I love woodgrain but guess what, I've NEVER seen this woodgrain contact paper! It makes me SO sad cause I'd use it for EVERYTHING. I'm so jealous that you have that at you Walmart! This is such a cute idea too! You're awesome!

  9. i want those shelf liners!! im hoping to post a diy tomorrow :)

  10. lindsay i really like the pg u created. it's a great message.

  11. Really cool idea! You are one crafty superwoman!

  12. This is such an awesome idea! And you used it really well. Believe me when I say, you're creativity is *truly* refreshing!

  13. it takes a crafty mind to come up w/this idea...thanks for sharing..

    I bet there are other pretty contact papers that can be used as washi tape too!

    Next time I am in Walmart I will have to check out what they have.

    great DIY...momma~

  14. awesome!! thanks so much for posting this!

  15. you are frakin' crafty :] I loveee the page that you made, and I can't wait to make this washi tape!
    loveyouloveyou <3

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  18. i've never thought of that!! LOVE IT!


  19. This is a great idea, glad I found your blog!
    Following you from FF! ::Kristin::

  20. I am following you now thanks to Friendly Friday Follow!! It would be nice if you would share back the love here! Happy Friendly Friday Follow!

  21. Like a few commenters here, I found on Toddler Awesome's Follow Friday.
    Great DIY you made there. I'll have to see if we have any tape like that here in the UK. =]

  22. Thanks for sharing! That is super cute and even looks like something I could manage to do! :) You page looks great! :)

  23. i've been wanting some woodgrain paper for the longest time but have never found it at the craft store. i'm going to look at walmart in the kitchen aisle like you said - thanks for the heads up!!

  24. love it!!! :)
    woodgrain contact paper is the BEST!!! as are you!!!

  25. stopping in from Friday follow. i love contact paper and use it for soooo many decor projects! this one's cute! i'm really into their chalkboard paper right now, so fun:)

  26. Verrry Crafy!! I am now following you! And glad I found you! I would looove a follow back ;) And come by and link up for Playdates Friday Follow! Stash Mama

  27. all i have to say is AWESOME!! I already used this idea after you told me about it--:D

  28. This is such a great idea...and you can use other prints of contact paper the same way....very creative! Thanks for sharing.

  29. That is a GENIUS idea!!! Love the page you created!


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