Hi there! If you’ve kept up with my craft posts here for any length of time, you know that I love washi tape nearly as much as I love my glue gun. So today I’m going to show you how to make one of my favorite projects, this DIY Washi Tape Pencil Holder! Here’s what you need.
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Washi Tape Pencil Holder Supplies:
- Clean, straight sided glass container. I love repurposing old candle jars for this.
- Washi tape. I chose tapes with a fun pattern and the days of the week on them.
- A craft knife.
How to Make This DIY Washi Tape Pencil Holder
Start by making sure your glass jar is super clean by washing and drying it thoroughly, and then wiping it down with rubbing alcohol. This will make sure there are no oils or anything that will prevent the tape from sticking. Start with the tape you want at the top. If your container has a rolled top edge, make sure to place the tape just below this rolled edge. Place the tape down like shown. Use your craft knife to make a straight cut down so it has a clean edge. We don’t want to leave overlap where the tape edges meet, because those areas will look darker than the rest of the project. Go ahead and wrap your tape all the way around your container, and slightly overlap the edges to create a guide.
See how much darker it is when it overlaps? Use that as your guide, and cut straight down along that edge. Then lift up the excess tape still attached to the roll. The edges should meet perfectly with no gap or overlap. Next, do the same thing with your patterned tape. Be careful that you start the tape in the same place every time so there’s a single back line, and that the top edge of the tape doesn’t overlap on top of the tape above it. Take your time and you’ll have a beautiful result.
Work your way all the way down your container. The last layer of washi tape will either meet right at the bottom of the container, or it will go past the bottom edge. Mine did, so I used my thumb to smooth the tape down around the bottom, allowing it to crease naturally as it needed to. You can cover the whole container bottom with extra washi strips if you’d like. I chose to leave mine clear.
I just love how this DIY Washi Tape Pencil Holder turned out! It’s so bright and fun that it makes me think of spring.
I hope you enjoyed learning about another fun way to use washi tape today! If you’re looking for more washi tape projects, check out my Washi Tape Wood Initial Project!