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How to: Washi Tape Weekly Spread

When I started this spread, I hadn’t planned to use washi tape at all.

You know how it goes – A relaxing evening on the sofa, surrounded by stationery, watching a movie on Netflix…it was a disaster waiting to happen. One minute, everything was looking fine and then the next, I glanced down and all of my grid lines were a complete disaster. Nothing was lining up and it looked pretty messy.

I was tempted to just use white out to fix it up but then saw my newly purchased stack of washi tapes and decided to use that to cover up my mistakes instead – perfect!

What is Washi Tape?

Washi tape originated in Japan and is basically a sturdy tape that is covered in some kind of design. Think bright colours, fun patterns, pictures, shiny or glittery – basically a craft hoarders dream!

Don’t be fooled – it isn’t masking tape. Yes it is useful for sticking things together, but it can be used for so much more too; decorating just about anything and everything around the house, covering up mistakes, making labels, …the possibilities are endless. Just a quick search on Pinterest will almost certainly lead you down a rabbit hole of DIY’s with washi tape (don’t say I didn’t warn you!).

In my case, I decided to use washi tape to fix up my weekly spread!

This is a great layout for anyone who isn’t particularly artistic, doesn’t feel like doodling or if you’re short on decorating time. It’s very simple but still looks stylish.

You will need:

1 roll of Washi Tape of any design

Scissors

Pen (I like to use Faber Castell Pitt artists pens, S and XS).

Ruler

How to create a Washi Tape weekly spread:

1. Decide on your layout. How many boxes you want and where they will go. Roughly mark them out in pencil. Don’t worry about anything being perfect – the washi tape will cover them up.

The borders I made are one square wide, which is roughly a third of a strip of washi tape. Just cut a few lengths to divide up your boxes.

This style of washi tape was really forgiving, my cutting wasn’t very straight but you can’t see it at all in the finished pages. That’s exactly why this design is so great!

2. Write in the days of the week.

I just used a simple calligraphy style.

3. Add in any trackers.

4. Pop in a simple doodle (if you want).

That’s it – you’re done.

Enjoy creating your very own washi tape weekly spread!

A.

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