Washi Tape Frames Tutorial

Washi Tape Frames

Washi Tape Frames

I had received this Washi Tape Frames idea from various blog posts that I’ve seen online and thought that it would be the perfect gift.  Who couldn’t use more picture frames throughout ther house?  And now a days when we have a camera literally attached to our hips, you can now print those thousands of photos and display them in such a cute ways!

I love displaying pictures, especially black and white ones.  Therefore when you have a colorful frame, it definitely brings out the brightness and contrast of the black and white photo.  There are so many different designs of washi tape now a days, you could literally match the photo if you would like!  …maybe I should remember that idea the next time.  :)

This project is pretty simple, doesn’t cost much, and literally takes no time at all to accomplish.  Honestly, even a child could do it.


  • wooden frame
  • washi tape
  • scissors
  • mod podge

Washi Tape Frames

Start by placing one strip across the edge of the frame.  Depending on the pattern on your tape, when you place the next strip you may have to go the opposite direction.  It may take some time getting used to the pattern and how you would like it displayed!  Don’t get frustrated!  Also, you may want to think about the back and how it may not show.  So if you need to adjust anything, make sure the mistakes are mostly in the back!  :)

Washi Tape Frames

Basically, you just keep going until the whole frame is completely covered.  :)  Try to make the strips of tape as long or as wide as the frame (depending on the design you complete).  The less cutting and pieces you have, the less change you have of it coming a part.  Also keep some mod podge on hand in case the tape isn’t sticking together or staying in place!

Here’s another example that I did.  :)  This one was a little more difficult because of the pattern.

Washi Tape Frames

Ta-da!  :)

Washi Tape Frames

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  • Reply Diana Rambles December 27, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Very cute, Plucky!
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  • Reply Debi @ Adorned From December 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    You did a great job with these frames.

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  • Reply Elizabeth @ Lizzi&#0 December 28, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Very cute frames! I love washi tape!
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  • Reply Jodi December 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Love this unique and fun idea. I actually got a gift with an unfinished frame so maybe I will washi it up :)stopping by from chase the star

  • Reply Clare December 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I just treated myself to some washi tape and was looking for ideas to use it. This is so sweet and simple! Thanks for the inspiration.:)

  • Reply Katie January 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Hi Plucky, Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your pacifier clips with us on A Crafty Soiree last week. I've been meaning to try covering some frames with washi tape, have it on my to do project list. Glad to know they should turn out super cute just like yours did! I've featured your project in this week's new A Crafty Soiree, it will be up at midnight EST tonight. Please come by and join us again!

    • Reply Plucky January 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Thanks SO much, Katie!! :)

  • Reply Jocie@TheBetterHalf January 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    So cute, Jess! Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag!

  • Reply Winnie July 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    This is super nice!! Great job Jess
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