By Domino Staff

Published on July 25, 2016


by Julia Malacoff

It’s true that washi tape has been around on the blogosphere for what seems like forever, but lucky for us, crafty DIY-ers are still coming up with cool new ways to use it. It’s truly one of the most versatile materials out there, since it comes in pretty much every color and pattern you can imagine. This project-friendly material is completely temporary when used for decor purposes, making it an amazing solution for renters who want to do a little non-permanent wall or furniture embellishment. Plus, at $5 or less per roll, you’re really getting some bang for your buck. 

Adding rounded stripes to a simple white vase creates the illusion of a more sophisticated pottery piece.

Photography by DESIGN SPONGE

This basic black and white accent wall requires minimal skill but delivers maximum impact. 

Photography by HGTV

Frame vintage-style prints with colorful washi tape. Incorporate varied shapes for a more elegant look.

Photography by DECOESFERA

Create a wall calendar in your office with contrasting tape colors. It’s not only functional, but also serves as wall art. Plus, when you’re ready to remove it, it’ll be gone without a trace. 

Photography by ONCE WED

At your next party (or even your wedding!) create your own table numbers on vintage books. With all the tape choices out there, you can completely customize them to your event’s color scheme.  

Photography by PASCAL ANSON

Make a basic staircase pop with a rainbow of washi tape. Be sure to vary the length, thickness and color of the stripes to get the same artful effect seen here. 

Photography by WASHI TAPE CRAFTS

Washi tape is an amazing way to make basic stationery feel extra special. Add some to any plain card for an instant upgrade. 

Photography by A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Add some fun to any arch or doorway with these clever stripes. 

Photography by WEDGIENET

Want to spice up your keyboard? Not only does this idea give your technology a little more personality, it actually protects the keys from getting dirty. Win-win. 


Why should your fridge be boring? Take a cue from this fab kitchen and add some funky stripes to your most-used kitchen appliance. 

Photography by FELLOW FELLOW

You’d never know this Ikea stool wasn’t painted to be brighter, but it’s actually covered in washi tape!

Photography by POPPY TALK

Once you learn how to wrap presents with this stuff, your gift-giving skillz will never be the same. 


We love this genius clock DIY, which lets you take something super plain to a totally new level.

Photography by FRECKLE AND FAIR

This accent wall idea is like confetti exploded on your wall, but in a good way. 


Line the molding on your cabinets with a bright tape color to make them feel anything but blah.

Photography by THE HOMES I HAVE MADE

A plain bedside table is totally transformed by adding nautically-inspired stripes


Just when you thought succulents couldn’t get any cuter. Boom. 

Photography by GRIOTTES

Decorate the disposable cutlery for your next get-together for a little something special.

Photography by MAKE IT BOHO

There’s no need for framed art when you can create your own right on the wall. This perfectly minimal design is enough to fill up this blank space without distracting from the rest of the room. 

Photography by LITTLE HELSINKI

If you bring your lunch to work in mason jars or use them around the house for storage, make them feel a little special with some colorful stripes. 


Decorate a basic white wall to create a lovely and colorful vignette

Photography by SOLEBICHE.DE

This bright geometric wall design adds a little bit of color to a fresh white bedroom. 

Photography by CHRONICLE BOOKS

DIY a phone case for yourself or a friend––this project makes a great gift! 

Photography by STUDIO DIY

Create shapes on a wall for a fun, temporary decoration. This adorbs cactus design is perfect for a kid’s bedroom. 


No molding on your doors or walls? No prob! You can always use tape to create the illusion of some where it’s not.

Photography by A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Spruce up an old or plain mirror with stripes in every color of the rainbow to make it a focal point rather than an afterthought. 

Photography by I SPY DIY

Create your own art with washi tape, then frame it and mount it on your wall. We love this NYC skyline example. 

Photography by HGTV

Give a plain door new life with tape going in varied directions. Try mixing one patterned tape with several solids, as shown here, for a coordinated but still funky effect.

Photography by LONNY

This chair DIY is ideal for anyone hoping to add color to their dining room or kitchen without making a major commitment. 

Photography by POLKA DOT CHAIR

Cover cardboard letters with washi tape for a colorful and homemade monogram you can stick on any wall or bookshelf. 

Photography by ANNE KELLE

When a room is mostly white, you can really go crazy with as many bright colors as you want for your washi tape accent wall

Photography by DREAM GREEN DIY

Create a pretty vase from a glass jar using a few different types of tape. 

Photography by CUCKOO4DESIGN

If you can’t find the exact accent mirror you’re looking for, try creating one of your own. This black and white one fits in seamlessly with the rest of the room’s decor. 

Photography by DESIGN LOVE FEST

These custom notebooks make great party favors or study motivation aides. 


Make your staircase an inspiring part of your home rather than just a structural element. Spell out your favorite quote, a message to your loved ones, or even your family’s names on the stairs. Plus, you can change up the words as often as you like since the tape easily peels off.