DIY Washi Tape Pencil Holder (super easy)

With a little creativity and some washi tape rolls, you can turn any container in a pretty and fun Washi Tape Pencil Holder.

This Washi Tape Pencil Holder is such an easy project, made with minutes and adds style and personality to your desk.

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 How to Make a Washi Tape Pencil Holder

Washi tape is one of my favorite craft supply. It’s easy to use, makes anything prettier and the possibilities are endless.


What is washi tape?

Washi tape is a decorating tape usually made from natural fibers such as bamboo or hemp or the bark of trees native to Japan such as mulberry, mitsumata shrub or the gampi tree. The texture may somewhat simulate masking tape’s, washi tape is more delicate and comes in gorgeous designs and strong, durable versatility.

What can I use washi tape for?

Imagination is the limit but to give just a few ideas you use washi tape for:

  • As tape for wrapping gifts (using plain papers for example)
  • Wall arts
  • Custom backgrounds for specific crafts (frames, bookmarks, cards)
  • Instant Poster Frames
  • Colorful Washi Tape Pencils
  • Cover boxes, laptops and notebooks
  • Buntings
  • Envelopes
  • and so much more…
closeup of washi tape pencil holder

Does washi tape last forever?

Short answer, no.

Washi tape is very similar to masking tape, so it adheres well and can stay wherever it’s placed, especially if it’s quality washi tape. At the same time, it can easily be removed. If you’re making a design on the wall with the tape, I’d say yes it can last a year or more.

So, let’s start this fun project, here we go!.


  • 1 container that can be used as a pencil holder
  • your favorite combination of washi tapes
  • Scissors and cutter

Washi Tape Pencil Holder Tutorial

I found this “Remote control Organizer” in a Chinese store and the first thought I had was “This is going to be a perfect Pencil Holder for my desk”. It’s perfect to organize some of my tools such as cutters and brushes there =D. My choice of washi tape was this trio of cute red patterned that would do the magic!

Firstly, clean your container well, so the washi tape will stick properly. Remove dust and any trace of grease.

washi tape pencil holder supplies

The decide how your decorating pattern will be.

I decided to place them diagonally on the pencil holder so it would be a bit different. I alternated red, pink dots, red, red dots and so on all over it.

placing a strip of washi tape on holder side
view of washi tape pencil holder side

On the wholes I just cut it out with my X-Acto and it looked something like this:

cutting with a cutter the washi tape that covers the holes of the container
showing the container with washi tape covering it

The next step was cutting all the remains out of the edges. It can be done either with a scissor or a cutter.

cutting off the edges of the tape left over from the container

And here it is. It’s almost done!!!

showing the container already completely lined with washi tape

Finally, I put back the organizer lid and decorated some parts of it too. Silly! but it makes a difference.

putting back the lid of the organizer and decorated with some parts too
close up top view of pencil holder with variety of pencils and pens

And that’s it! Here you have it! Easy peasy and cute!!!!

perspective of Washi Tape Decorated Pencil Holder

I have a temporary desk so it needed some cuteness and love. This helps a lot. Love it!

view of Washi Tape Decorated Pencil Holder on desk
closer view of Washi Tape Decorated Pencil Holder

How about you??? Are you a washi tape fan too???

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Til’ next time…


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