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Back To School DIY: Washi Tape Pencils

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DIY Washi Tape Pencils

I’m instantly drawn to the washi tape every single time I walk down that aisle. No matter how hard I try, I can’t resist all those colorful little rolls of tape! Luckily, there are a ton of great ways to use washi tape. Since it’s almost time to head back to school, I want to show you how easy it is to add some color to boring #2 pencils. These DIY washi tape pencils are easy to make and sure to brighten any day at school.

You’ll need:

  • pencils
  • washi tape
  • scissors
  • pencil sharpener

Back To School DIY: Washi Tape Pencils

Sharpen the pencil and then cut a piece of washi tape the same length as the pencil. Wrap the washi tape around the pencil. Since washi tape is super forgiving don’t worry if it ends up crooked or bumpy. Just peel the washi tape off and reapply it until it is nice and even.

Back To School DIY: Washi Tape Pencils

Depending on the width of your washi tape some of the pencil might still be exposed. Cut another strip of washi tape and cover it up just like you did before.

Back To School DIY: Washi Tape Pencils

Sharpen the pencil so the washi tape near the tip of the pencil is nice and even.

Back To School DIY: Washi Tape Pencils

Now wasn’t that easy? I couldn’t resist picking up this sequined pencil pouch I found in the Dollar Spot. It’s the perfect place to hold these pretty washi tape pencils.

Back To School DIY: Washi Tape Pencils

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

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5 Comments

    1. I haven’t had any problems, but I use an inexpensive pencil sharpener so I’m not too worried about it. I guess it might depend on the pencil sharpener being used.

  1. Is one strip of tape enough to go around the whole pencil or did she do a second on the other side? Looks great, and I am a big fan of the tape too!!!

  2. Thanks Janice! The washi tape I used here wasn’t wide enough so I used a second strip. There is some overlap, but it’s barely noticeable. They do make wider rolls of washi tape which might fit all the way around the pencil.

  3. These are adorable! I always add a really quick coat of mod podge too! It keeps the tape from peeling, especially when you sharpen your pencils : )

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