150 Ways To Use WashiApril 4, 2017April 4, 2017Sky

Let’s start by asking “What is Washi?”  Washi is a style of paper that was first created in Japan.  It is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, mistumata shrub, paper mulberry, bamboo, hemp, rice or wheat.  Washi paper is generally tougher than ordinary paper.  Washi has found a new form, as tape, usually combined with acrylic glue or some type of adhesive.  It is similar to masking tape in that it is removable from most surfaces.

I admit when I first started planning I had no idea what washi was or even used for.  I honestly thought washi was some strange term that was an abbreviation for some phrase.   I quickly learned the use for washi in the planner community and like many of you fell in love with it.  The planner addict in me had to have them all.  Once I established my washi collection, I realized that I had more washi than planners to use it for.  This led me on a mission to find other decorating uses.  The options are endless to whatever the mind can think of.  Planners make lists and these are just a few ideas (using that term loosely) that I was able to add to my list.

  1. Planners (The obvious one)
  2. Bookmarks
  3. Books
  4. Book Bindings
  5. Notebook
  6. Pens/Pencils
  7. Binder Clips
  8. Storage Containers
  9. Envelopes
  10. Envelope Liners
  11. Paperclips
  12. Calendars
  13. Clipboard
  14. Scissor Handles
  15. Pencil Holder
  16. Business Card Holder
  17. Business Cards
  18. Stationary
  19. Place Cards
  20. Gift Tags
  21. Gift Bags
  22. Cardboard Gift Box
  23. Greeting Cards
  24. Thumbtacks
  25. Bookends
  26. File Cabinet
  27. Magazine Holder
  28. Stapler
  29. Hole Punch
  30. White Board
  31. Chalk Board
  32. Cork Board
  33. Calculator
  34. File Folders
  35. Tab Markers
  36. Keyboard Keys
  37. Mousepad
  38. Mouse
  39. Laptop
  40. Computer Screen Frame
  41. Rock for Paperweight
  42. Cell Phone Charger
  43. Cell Phone Case
  44. Cell Phone Holder
  45. Eye Glass Frames
  46. Eye Glass Case
  47. Contact Lenses Case
  48. Chap Stick
  49. Pill Bottles
  50. Pill Case
  51. Hair Pins
  52. Hair Clips
  53. Earrings
  54. Necklace Pendants
  55. Fingernails
  56. Nail Polish Lids
  57. Makeup Case/Bag
  58. Makeup Brush Handles
  59. Hair Brush Handle
  60. Bracelets
  61. Planter Pots
  62. Tea Lights
  63. Candles
  64. Candle Holders
  65. Candlesticks
  66. Craft Sticks
  67. Paintbrush Handles
  68. Clothes Pins
  69. Picture Frames
  70. Vases
  71. Keys
  72. Shipping Boxes
  73. Baskets
  74. Wooden Shapes
  75. Monogram Letters
  76. Light Switch Covers
  77. Magnets
  78. Clocks
  79. Coasters
  80. Water Bottles
  81. Serving Trays
  82. Wooden Hangers
  83. Mirror Frame
  84. Wood Spoon Handles
  85. Chopsticks
  86. Napkin Rings
  87. Twisty Ties
  88. Wine Charms
  89. Wine Bottles
  90. Drink Umbrellas
  91. Plastic Silverware
  92. Teabag Strings
  93. Plastic Cups
  94. Paper Cups
  95. Milk Bottles
  96. Mason Jars
  97. Mason Jar Lids
  98. Baby Food Jars
  99. Baby Food Lids
  100. Empty Cans
  101. Mint Tins
  102. Tic Tac Boxes
  103. Pringles Cans
  104. Match Boxes
  105. Chip Bag Seals
  106. Table Tops
  107. Desktops
  108. Cereal Boxes
  109. Kitchen Cupboards
  110. Spice Racks
  111. Lunchbox
  112. Shoe Boxes
  113. Toothpicks
  114. Ceiling Fan Blades
  115. Regular Fan Blades
  116. Windows
  117. Window Blinds
  118. Drawer Edges
  119. Doors
  120. Walls
  121. Lampshades
  122. Shelves
  123. Shelf Paper
  124. Radiator Grids
  125. Fireplace Mantel
  126. Furniture Accents
  127. Staircase
  128. Bible
  129. Wallet
  130. Globe
  131. Rubik Cube
  132. Legos
  133. Bike
  134. Bike Helmet
  135. Graduation Cap
  136. Car
  137. Birdhouse
  138. Bathtub (Outside of course)
  139. Washing Machine/Dryer (Outside of Course)
  140. Dollhouse Wallpaper
  141. Wreaths
  142. Plastic Easter Eggs
  143. Pumpkins
  144. Christmas Ornaments
  145. Travel Labels
  146. Curtain Rods
  147. CD Cases
  148. DVD Cases
  149. Electrical Cords
  150. Headphones

As you can see the list is long.  I didn’t want to take all the fun out of finding new things to decorate your washi with so I stopped at 150.  Whether you want to decrease your washi collection or add to it, I’ve just enabled you to have many reasons to do so.

Have fun and Happy Planning,