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.

DIY Washi Tape Pencil Holder

 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.

BUT…

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 fro 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…

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!.

Supplies:

  • 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.

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.

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

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

And here it is. It’s almost done!!!

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

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

Washi Tape Decorated Pencil Holder Full Tutorial

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

Washi Tape Decorated Pencil Holder Step by Step

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

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Washi Tape Pencil Holder Tutorial
Washi Tape Decorated Pencil Holder Step by Step

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What do you think my lovely readers???

My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

13 Comments at DIY Washi Tape Pencil Holder (super easy)

  1. Camila

    Love this washi tape pencil holder..

  2. Camila

    What a cute and simple project! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

  3. Camila

    Cute and so festive!! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell.

  4. Camila

    I love this. I haven’t used washi tape much either, although I seem to have a bunch of it. I need to find some places to use it. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks.

  5. Camila

    Cami, this is too cute. I made a homework caddy out of a sonic drink holder and I bet washi tape would have just been such a great addition. I love this and how simple but effective it turned out. I am going to have to get me some washi tape. Thank you as always for linking up with Inspiration in Progress…I look forward to your favorite posts. Have a nice weekend!

  6. Camila

    This is SO super cute and simple! I love crafting with washi tape. Thanks SO much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
    Katie

  7. Camila

    I’ve never used Washi tape, but maybe I should try after seeing your cute desk tidy.

  8. Camila

    umm actually we haven’t tried washi tape yet. Sounds like it was fun and this is super cute pencil holder/desk organizer. When we make something will send you a link :) Thanks for visiting Snickerdoodle Sunday!!

  9. Camila

    Super cute!! I wondered what all the fuss was about washi tape, and now I get it! :)

  10. Camila

    I’ve admired washi tape for a long time, but now I’m ready to try using it because it is available at the dollar store! I’d like to make a pencil holder like this! Thanks for the idea.

  11. Camila

    I love washi tape! It’s so pretty and then I get it home and can’t figure out what to do with it. I LOVE the pencil holder though. I never thought of covering a plastic container like that but I am definitely going to have to pretty up my desk with one of my own. Thanks for the fab idea!

  12. Camila

    Really cute! That is such a perfect box for pens & pencils… wish I could find something like that! :) I have that exact same washi tape set… I think I might have to try this!

    Katie @ Superflash Creative

  13. Camila

    Washi tape is so much fun! And the pencil case is cute!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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