DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

Have you jumped on the washi tape bandwagon yet?  I have used it for several crafts so far including my DIY Holiday Mason Jars and I also created some fun Washi Tape Monogram wall art for a friend’s birthday last year but otherwise I have just been collecting washi tape whenever I see it.

Sooo I wanted to get ahead this year and make some Washi Tape Holiday Cards lest the Husband anyone say I am not putting my growing washi tape collection to good use.  He says I have a “washi tape problem” and I can’t really deny that.  {“Hello, my name is Claire and I might be addicted to washi tape”}. ;)  In my defense, it’s just so fun and festive!!

This project is really so simple  – your kids could even help – and I am sure these have been made a gazillion times already but here’s my version.  If you have been unable to find washi tape or don’t have a craft store near you, there is also a great selection online like the ones HERE.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

I poked around and grabbed the following supplies out of my stash:

  • Card Stock
  • Washi Tape in greens and reds
  • Jute Twine
  • Decorative Bedazzle Beads {bling!}
  • Mini Pom Poms {I ended up not using these this time}
  • Hot glue gun

First I cut the card stock into equal 1/4 page pieces.  These will fit some envelopes I already have but you can make your cards any size you would like.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

I cut and carefully glued pieces of Jute twine to make the “tree trunks”.  If you don’t have twine, you could use a Sharpie for the trunk but I think the texture of the jute is really fun.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

Then I added the washi tape in pieces graduating from small to large.  Um… it’s not rocket science but I love the simplicity.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

Next I used my container of “blingy” decorative bedazzle jewels and hot glued those on as “ornaments” using a yellow piece for the “star” on top of the trees.

Kind of makes you want to “bedazzle” everything in sight, doesn’t it?  Maybe I should apply some to The Husband’s toothbrush handle?  Tee hee.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

Regular Elmer’s glue would likely be easier just due to those blasted “hot glue stringies”, but I am all about speed.  If you can let these dry overnight then by all means, use regular school or clear craft glue.  You could also use mini pom-poms, buttons or even sequins for the “ornaments”.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

I love the blue & green one so much but they all turned out super cute.

DIY Washi Tape Holiday Cards at #Holidays #Crafts #DIY

I just can’t believe I already have our teacher holiday cards ready to go before Thanksgiving!  I’m on a roll!  A roll of washi tape, that is!  ;)

Would love to heard all about any washi tape crafts or your hand made holiday card ideas so tell me all about it in the comments below.

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  1. Absolutely too cute! I must admit I have never bought me a roll of washi tape. But this weekend I definitely am buying myself my first 5 rolls! Thanks so much for the inspiration too actually also have my Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving! Yay finally going to be ahead of the game.

    • You are so funny, Lisa!! So glad you stopped by and also glad you will be joining me on my “washi collecting” adventure. :)

  2. Soooo cute, Claire. My fave is the blue and green one. I’ve not “washi’d anything, although whenever I see the tape in a store, I’m tempted to buy some. But I didn’t know what to do with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I LOVE washi tape!!! Your cards turned out great!

  4. These are so cute, Claire, and I love the bling!! :) Pinning! xoxo

  5. Hi I LOVE these cards! I LOVE washi tape period and TFS at freedom fridays. Julie at

  6. These are VERY cute!!! I am going to make a few with Christmas ribbon. Thanks for the awesome idea.

  7. I have recently discovered washi tape and can’t get enough of it…working on a collection (hoarding) of my own. :) I love all things stationery and go a bit crazy about the topic (and the lost art of letter writing) over at RiteWhileUCan so I naturally I loved your cards right away. Very creative! Visiting via “BestoftheWeekend” link up

  8. I’ve got a stash of washi tape just looking for a project … these are so darling! And I think I may have just about everything I’ll need. Sans the card stock! LOL!

    Pinning for sure!

    Thanks so much for your amazing and fabulous inspiration!

    :) Linda

  9. I am with the first commenter…I don’t and have never bought washi tape! I can’t believe it either ;) Simple and wonderful! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! I featured you in this weeks roundup! You can see the post here

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Cute cards and super simple to make! I love it! Thanks for sharing this project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in today’s Christmas decorating roundup. Hope you can stop by and grab a featured button and be sure to share your best Christmas crafts at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured.

  11. CindyLou Whoo says:

    Adorable – may have to buy some now. Like others, I did not know what to use it for.

  12. Very cute Claire; I love how you used the washi tape!

  13. These are so dang cute ~ I would LOVE to get one. :)

  14. Aw, I LOVE your cards!! How talented are you??? Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two. xoxo

  15. I used sequins. If you’re going to do that invest in tweezers! It’s not a dumb idea like I thought at the store. They were fun to make. I can’t wait for our family and friends to get them soon!

  16. These are adorable cards! Pinned you!


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