Quick Project: Beautify Ordinary Stationery


This is a quick project to beautify ordinary stationery.  What do you need?

Use washi tape to personalize and beautify ordinary stationery


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Round steel clips, binder or bulldog clips and some washi tapes.  It’s alright even if you have only one type of washi tape.

Here I use different types of mt masking tapes – colored and patterned tapes for the purpose of showing you how they look like.

I have a few different binder clips in my drawer and some of them are rusty.  Don’t bother to use them at all especially the round clips as they look “dirty”.

The first mt tape I use is square pink (green and pink mt tape as shown in the picture above) without covering the round part.  And the other one is slash red (red and orange pattern) covering the circle portion.

Honestly speaking, it’s not easy to cover a round shape object.  But there are many ways you can do such as cut washi tape into smaller pieces and attach carefully.

Other than putting one layer of pretty tape, you can stick different layers like the two bulldog clips in the picture.  One is purple and green border mt tapes and another one is brown and mt ex marine life masking tapes.

Because of the variety of the decorative tapes, you can beautify ordinary clips into something fun, colorful, striking or cute very quickly.

You can have the same designs, colors or patterns for all your stationery if you prefer.  Or, simply mix and match different colors.

Washi tape stationery


Here is another sample (the second picture).  The red mosaic pattern is stunning on the pink punch.

Another available color is green mosaic.  Have you experienced this… the stationery is always mysteriously gone without your notice especially if you work in an office?

Well, it’s not that your colleagues wanted to take your punch without telling you.  Perhaps you are not at your desk.  Or perhaps they are in a hurry and assume that they only use for a while.  But they’ve totally forgotten to return to you afterward.

By the time you want to use it, it’s not within your reach and you can’t find (let’s say your office is huge).  Well, some people label the stationery.

But what about using washi tape?  Not only will it beautify your ordinary stationery into something extraordinary, you will also be able to locate quickly if someone has taken yours without telling you.

Plus, if you are bored with the current pattern, just remove the tape and put on a new pattern.

It’s awesome and quick!  Give it a try!


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mt square pink masking tape                           mt slash red masking tape


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