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40 Creative Bullet Journal Washi Tape Ideas

40 Creative Bullet Journal Washi Tape Ideas

Washi Tape Bullet Journal Ideas

You will never again be stuck without some good bullet journal washi tape ideas again!

If you are anything like me you probably have a little bit (okay, a major), washi tape addiction. So what can you do with washi tape?

I’ve collected up some gorgeous washi tape hacks for your bullet journal or planner. From stunning bujo layouts to creating the best bujo trackers or decorating your art journals…. all using washi tape.

If you are new to all of this just know that washi tapes are inexpensive items but can add a super special touch to your project. Don’t let all those beautiful washi designs sit unused. Keep reading to find out how to use washi tape in bullet journals.

If you have a huge collection of tapes and are wondering what to do with washi tape rolls then you are in the right place! I have listed 40 ways to use your washi tape other than just collect it!


Where to get Washi Tape?

Our fave store is The Washi Tape Shop. It has the most unique range of washi and free delivery worldwide! Get 10% off your order with the discount code diary10.

Unique washi tape


What is washi tape?

Washi tape is a type of tape used for decorative purposes.

The word washi comes from Japanese and it is a type of thin paper. So washi tape is a versatile material that is thin as paper but is adhesive as tape. It is almost like masking tape with a design on it but it is not as adherent as masking tape and peels off easily in general.

They come in many different designs making washi tape great for craft projects, scrapbooking, as decorative items, and also for bullet journaling ideas.


40 Creative Bullet Journal Washi Tape Ideas


Below I list the best washi tape uses that will make your planner ideas and projects even cooler.

So check out what washi tape is used for in a bujo:


How to use washi tape on your bullet journal or planner


  • Create a Washi Tape Journal Swatch

Once you start collecting your favorite Japanese washi tape from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Amazon it is a good idea to create a tape swatch index or layout.

It makes a lot of sense to have a collection page in your bujo. With time you can edit your swatch to add new fave ones or replace the finished ones because washi tape is removable.

washi tape swatches

Learn how to make your own Washi Tape Swatch for Bullet Journal here!

Bullet Journal Washi Tape Swatch


  • Using Washi Tape In A Planner

Decorating a planner with washi tape is probably one of the first things that come to mind. Just as you can use washi as bullet journal tape, it can also be used with a planner such as Happy Planner, Passion Planner,Erin Condren, Kikki.K etc.

Personalizing a bought ready-made planner is one of the best ways to use washi tape and make the planner your own.

use washi tape in your planner


  • Creative Uses Of Washi Tape

You can make your layouts look beautiful… even if you aren’t artistic or can’t draw.

Step Tracker for Bullet Journal


  • Create a Mood Tracker Layout

This is a great idea. You have probably only used markers to track your feelings but what about washi? Creating a mood tracker this way is yet another great thing to do with washi tape.


  • Color code decorate with washi tape

Create a colorful side index for your bujo or planner by decorating with washi tape the edges or a particular page.


  • Cover up mistakes

Haven’t we all been there? Those mistakes can be quite upsetting for some people, especially when you are just starting a new journal.

Use Washi tape to cover up mistakes in a bujo layout. More often than not it will add that little something that the page was missing!

washi tape bullet journal


  • Make a theme for the month

Plan your washi tape theme for the month with a gorgeous journal layout. I think this is one of the best washi tape ideas, it helps you set the mood for the month.


  • Use it as tape!

They are normally so pretty that you forget how basically they are journal and planner tapes. Use your washi to add photographs, notes, kids crafts, tickets, and other special notes to your pages.

As they are removable, you can change the organization as you wish later on.

washi tape planner decoration


  • Use it as sticky notes

Don’t buy sticky notes. Make your own DIY stick notes with washi tape and any paper.


  • Use it as bullet journal headers and banners

If you don’t feel inspired to draw headers and banners just have washi tape as headers in planners or bullet journals.

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  • Washi tape planner tags

Mark special events or pages in your bujo with an extra special washi design.

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  • Monthly washi tape ideas for planners

Keep your whole monthly spread layout on point by using the same washi designs for the whole month.


  • Use it on your Finance spread

Create a gorgeous money-saving layout and use washi tape to keep track of savings.


  • Bujo projects with washi tape

Get creative and design the best weekly layouts for bujo with washi tape.


  • Make a pen holder

Make a cute DIY pen holder for a bujo so you are never looking for your fav pen again. Of all the ideas for using washi tape, this is very original!


  • Creative uses for washi tape

Learn how to cover a pen and journal in washi tape to make them match and unique to your style.

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  • Use it as a tab divider

Your washi tape is just as useful as a tab flag or page marker.


  • Use it as fillers

Sometimes you don’t know what to make with washi tape and what to write in your bullet journal. Solve these 2 problems in one go. Fill in empty spaces on bujo layouts with washi tape.


  • Keep special memories

Use washi tape as tape and stick in special memories like tickets and notes.


  • Use for house moving organization

Washi tape to help you move house?…yes! I wish I had seen this idea before I last moved! Instead of writing on each box, use this simple color code to create an easy way to organize your house moving with a bullet journal layout.

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  • Create washi planner collages

Cute or what!?


  • Decorate your page dividers

How to use washi tape to improve boring divider pages? … easy!

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  • Create a washi tape checklist

Make a checklist using washi tape. You can punch holes in your tape using this tool, use a washi tape design that can be marked off or use these checklist washis.


  • Try these washi tape decorating ideas

Use washi tape to create the best bujo page layouts.

Best Washi Tape for Planners


  • Strengthen the borders

Use washi tape as a border on any planner page.


  • Create stickers

Make washi tape stickers with this easy tutorial.


  • Bookmark washi tape DIY projects for bujo

Make a bookmark for your planner.


  • Adorn your packing list

Make a vacation packing list layout.


  • Best washi tape journal ideas

Make more space in your planner by making a flip-out with washi tape.


  • Create a calendar

Use washi tape to make a calendar for your journal.

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  • Use it on your student bullet journal

Let washi tape help you learn with the best study layouts for bujo.

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  • Track your fitness results with washi

Trying to lose weight? Create a weight loss tracker for bujo and use washi tape as those pounds drop off.


  • Create Unique Journals

Make a themed journal that is unique to you and the things you love.


  • Add fun to your bujo

Make your bujo interesting and fun with peek-a-boos made with washi tape.


  • Use it on your Travel Journal

Going on an adventure? Make the best travel layout for bujo.


  • Divide layouts with your washi

Use washi tape to divide up sections on your planner layouts. The perfect way to organize a page.

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  • Let your creativity flow

Design page layouts you love to look at with a little help from your fave washi tape designs.


  • Create cute clip flags

Make cute washi tape flags to mark special pages


  • Use for organization

Washi tape is such an easy way to help you organize your planner.


  • Add color

An easy way to create color in any planner is to add washi tape.


So, how is that for a comprehensive list of 40 ways to washi?

I am sure now you have lots of ideas for things to do with your tape collection.

So, what do you do with washi tape?


The best place to buy washi tape?

I am a huge fun of amazon prime so I buy most of my washi on Amazon.

Other big retailers that carry a good stock of washi tapes are Walmart, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann, and Target.

If you want really unique washi then try The Washi Tape Shop. Remember to use the discount code diary10 for 10% off. 

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Amazing washi tape bullet journal projects for you to use your washi collection on your bujo.

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Decorating bullet journal with washi tape

Diane taber

Thursday 21st of March 2019

Hi I’m just starting a journal journey.and would like some hints and tips.for decorating my bullet I’m pretty new to journaling thank you bye

Diary of a Journal Planner

Sunday 24th of March 2019

Hi Mary, A great start is this washi tape post but we also try different fonts with this post - or some cute headers and banners here If you prefer to draw there are some really easy doodle tutorials here too Hope that helps.


Tuesday 19th of March 2019

What a great list of ways to use one of my favorite things! I use washi tape to secure the backs of envelopes. I was doing that just for cards or letters to friends and family, but added bills too. I mean who doesn't like something pretty to open?

I use washi tape also to label spices or leftovers. I like to write what it is inside and the date. I use a Sharpie with the fine line.

Diary of a Journal Planner

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

I love these ideas Susan, especially the bills! You must brighten a lot of peoples day with this.


Friday 15th of February 2019

I LOVE washi tape, and this post made me want to go out and buy more! There are some really great ideas in this post!

Diary of a Journal Planner

Monday 18th of February 2019

So happy you found some ideas to use your washi tape...dare I ask how many rolls you have ;)


Monday 3rd of December 2018

Got to love the washi, and some really great ideas, I also get mine from Etsy and Ebay, I’ve had some really great tape from Japan, really colourful and different

Diary of a Journal Planner

Friday 7th of December 2018

Ohhh they sound beautiful. You will have to share a picture of the layouts/pages you do with your tapes.