Cute and easy $1 washi tape crafts


Hello friends! Happy Thursday! I’m so excited to share with you a few different washi tape crafts. All of these projects cost around a buck to make and can be made within 5 minutes! Can’t be that! Perfect for back to school. :)

I may have a small obsession with washi tape. There I said it! If you follow me on facebook you may have seen my “small” collection last night. I need an intervention! ;)

$1 washi tape crafts you can create in 5 minutes! Cute ideas! #DIY #crafts

I’m loving the new Scotch Expressions Tapes. They  are available in over 100 colors and patterns and four varieties—Magic Tape, masking tape, washi tape and shipping tape. SO FUN! Take a look at what I created.

scotch expressions tape



Washi tape dry erase frame

For my first craft I took a dollar frame that I found at Ikea and covered the top clear piece with washi tape. Then I tucked the ends of the tape on the back side. Next I placed a 4×6 white piece of paper behind it to cover the ends. This creates a super easy dry erase frame/board. It’s so fun to write reminders or love notes on it for your family! With all the colors and patterns available, the possibilities are endless. Get creative!

Create these washi tape dry erase frames for a buck! #DIY #crafts

Washi tape clothespins

For my next craft I made some patterned clothespins. These are such an easy way to dress them up. I found a whole bag at the dollar store and made a bunch of them. All I did was lay the clothespin on the tape and then cut off the excess tape with an exacto knife.

Washi tape clothespins on I Heart Nap Time these!

I also added it to my son’s lunch bag! His friends are going to be jealous! ;)

Washi tape lunch bag ...quick and easy way to add personality! #backtoschool

Washi tape bookmarks

Another way I used the Scotch expressions tape was by making some paper clip bookmarks. You may remember my button bookmarks… these are a fun twist on those. All you do is slip a piece of tape through the paper clip, press the tape together and cut off the top at an angle. These are great for all the book lovers out there and would make a fun and inexpensive gift!

DIY washi tape bookmarks on I Heart Nap Time ...super easy and inexpensive!

I also made some personalized labels. All I did was print out my son’s name with my printer and pressed the tape on top of the paper. Then I slowly peeled up the tape and the letters came up with the tape. Make sure to use a light color of tape for this project.

Make your own labels with washi tape cool!

My son saw his name and of course snatched it up right away to make a space ship. He LOVES tape! I think I’m going to fill his stocking with tape this year. Ha!

kids washi tape craft

Last but not least I covered some push pins with some of my favorite tapes. They were black before and the tape adds a fun punch of color to my cute cork board! All you do is cut out a small square and wrap it around the edges of the pin. Super easy and fun!

washi tape push pins

So many possibilities! I love creating with tape! My new expression tapes are stored safely in my craft cabinet. The studio is my next big project. Cannot wait to show you what I’m up to! I wish I could have you all over to craft with me. How fun would that be?!

washi tape stash

So what’s your favorite thing to do with patterened tape? Are you as obsessed as I am? ;)

Here’s some more washi tape ideas: 25 excellent uses for washi tape.

25 fabulous uses for washi tape

Disclosure:  This post was in partnership Scotch. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content for I Heart Nap Time.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katie @ Made to be a Momma posted on August 29, 2013 at 9:35 am (#

    Such cute ideas! Love that little dry erase board!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm (#

      Thanks Katie! It really is so simple but adds a cute touch to the frame! :)

  2. Katrina posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm (#

    Where did you get that jar for storing it? It is really cute!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm (#

      At Hobby Lobby! :)

  3. Lisa posted on August 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#

    so cute! I think I need to buy some tape!

  4. Kelly Stephens posted on August 30, 2013 at 1:01 am (#

    I do love a craft that can be done in under 5 minutes and under $5 dollars! Nicely done!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm (#

      I agree, quick and inexpensive crafts are the best! :)

  5. Jill posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:24 am (#

    Fun ideas Jamielyn! Love the personalized washi tape idea, very cool! Have a great day! Smiles, Jill

  6. Desiree @ Shoppe Dezi Lu posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:55 am (#

    I finally broke down and bought some washi tape, and I am IN LOVE!!! I have several rolls of the Scotch brand that I found at Target. Love all their patterns.

    I am participating in my first ever arts & crafts festival in a couple of weeks – YAY!!! I’ve been trying to come up with a simple signs for prices on tiny items. Your idea for the dry erase washi tape frames is PERFECT!!!! Thanks so much for yet ANOTHER great idea! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm (#

      Washi tape really is the BEST! What a great idea, I hope you have fun at the arts & crafts festival!

  7. Dalene posted on August 30, 2013 at 8:01 am (#

    Great ideas!

    • Dalene posted on August 30, 2013 at 8:03 am (#

      Would this tape work on cloth luggage to mark it for easy finding?

      • Jamielyn posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm (#

        It doesn’t stick to fabric very well, so I would be afraid that it would fall off the luggage!

  8. Susan I. posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:17 am (#

    i bought those ikea frames for my girls and was wondering what else i could do with them and now i know. plus, they are 7 and 9 and love crafting, so they can do this themselves. this post is a win win for me!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm (#

      How perfect, this definitely is an easy and fun craft for little girls! Hope you enjoy! :)

  9. Crystal posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm (#

    Great ideas!! Love Washi tape!! Thanks for the great ideas :)

  10. brittany t posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm (#

    super cute ideas! I just bought my 1st roll of scotch expressions tape. the teal one you used on your son’s sandwich bag in fact! I almost got the black bicycle one lol.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm (#

      The teal one is one of my favorites! So many fun ones to choose from! :)

  11. Anne posted on September 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm (#

    I love the name labels…so many possibilities for that!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm (#

      I agree, so many possibilities and colors you can choose from!

  12. Gail posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm (#

    Those are all supper cute!

    I linked to your post ( ), hope you don’t mind. =)

    • Jamielyn posted on August 10, 2014 at 12:23 am (#

      Thanks for the feature Gail! Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

  13. Katie Shannon posted on August 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm (#

    Where did you get the frame? 

  14. Lovely posted on September 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm (#

    This might be a stupid question but I really like the dry erase frame you did and I’m thinking of doing the same! Is it really possible to erase the writing you wrote on the tape?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm (#

      Hi! The tape is actually inside the picture frame! The dry erase writing is on the plastic part of the frame that covers it so it erases easily! :)

  15. Vktinez posted on October 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm (#

    How did you get the name on the Washi tape? So many great ideas thanks

    • Laura Capello posted on October 4, 2015 at 11:56 am (#

      Print the name on a piece of paper, the center the washi over it, and print again! :)

  16. Cristi posted on April 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm (#

    what type of marker do you use for the dry erase frame?  does it have to be a special dry erase marker or can a sharpie be used?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm (#

      Any type of dry erase marker can be used!