Back To Basics - Washi Tape Bookmark

Here's simple washi tape DIY which is pretty and useful at the same time.

You know that feeling of getting a new set of washi tape? You really (really) want to play with it, but, at the same time, you don't want to waste it. Why not make yourself a bookmark?

It's a simple project which doesn't use a ton of tape or other materials, but will make you smile whenever you use it.

You'll need washi tape, card stock in a neutral colour and a pair of scissors.

Cut a strip of card stock into the desired size. Mine are 1.5" x 8.5" (35mm x 215mm) and are perfect for a trade paperback / hardcover / guidebook. If you tend to read paperbacks, you'll want to cut your bookmark a bit shorter.

I simply cut a 1.5" strip off of a standard 8.5x11" piece of card stock. Easy!

Use the washi tape to decorate your plain bookmark as you please. Don't forget the back - 2-sided bookmarks are prettier!

These bookmarks are also a great opportunity to practice different techniques and designs. You can use a lot of tape, or just a little. Try wrapping a continuous strip around the bookmark on an angle or just add a few strips at the top.

Sweet and simple, right? 

These bookmarks are great to have on hand or make a nice addition when you're gifting a book.

Grab your favourite bookmark and a really good book - now you can get lost in the book without losing your page!

Check back tomorrow for another washi tape + books tip!

My favourite ways to use washi tape are often the simplest, so I thought it was time to look back at some of the sweet and simple ways to use our favourite tape! Our series - Back to Basics with Washi Tape - will give you ideas for using these multi-tasking tapes. Some of which you may have already seen and some which might leave you asking "why didn't I think of that?"

Do you have any simple but clever uses for washi tape? Share them with us in the comments, post an image to our Facebook page or send a tweet our way. We're always listening!