Make Your Own Mini Washi Tape Strips... free printable gingham pattern

So lately I've been busy printing and packaging a whole bunch of goodies for Meg's Craft Weekend...
It occurred to me, as I was putting stuff together, that maybe you all would enjoy a little How-To and free printable pattern for making your own Mini Washi Tape!  I just figured this out awhile ago... and now use it often in packaging my Etsy products.
It's super Cute...super Easy... and much cheaper than real Washi Tape! :)

All you need is:
- 1/2x 1 3/4 inch mailing labels
- printable pattern (I gotcha covered on this one!)
- pinking shears
- color printer

What you do:
1. Just click on the gingham patterns at the end of this post to make them full size and save them to your desktop
2. Open in pretty much any applications... anything that will open a photo (.jpeg file) and allow you to print it full sized (approx. 8 1/2 x 11)
3. Print pattern on label paper
4. Peel off the paper in the margin areas (not the label part) so that just the labels are left.
5. Then cut into strips, with pinking shears,  along edges of each column of labels... as shown in photo.

It's that EASY!  Now you can use them for just about anything!... you can even write on them!

*** You could also do the same thing with round labels and make your own sticker/seals... (like I sell in my store...wink, wink :)

Please leave a comment and let me know what ya think!

Click on pattern images below to view full-sized image... then just save!

Patterns are for personal use only and may not be sold or distributed.



  1. your packaging is divine!
    this is a great idea!
    totally stealing it, amy j!

  2. Oh cute, cute, cute, cute! The possibilities are endless!!! You sweet genius you! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  3. Oh my, I was just going to put washi tape on my birthday list. Now I don't have to! Thanks.

  4. Hello,

    Planning a wedding and this will be so helpful for lots of diy projects!!! Thanks so much!

  5. Very cute! I've seen a lot of this online! That little bit adds a lot!

  6. many thanks! i use them to write the name of my sweet little one's first school stuff! thank YOU!!!!

  7. ok, here's what i think... i can't WAIT to use these. thank you x 1000, you are so generous. xoxo

  8. Amy,
    if you could see me right now i am doing a very happy dance because, i just printed out lots of my very own washi tape thanks to your inspiration!! thank you thank you and have a fantastic day! xoxo

  9. This is so brilliant!! How do you have time to think of such things while taking care of kids???

  10. I love love this!!! Thank you so very much for sharing...

  11. Me Again ;) I was trying to email you a question, but I can not get the link to take me there :(

  12. Thanks! I can't wait to make my own.

  13. I've been looking for a cost-effective way to make my own washi tape (being a broke college student severely limits my craft supply budget, haha) and this is perfect! Thank you so much for this lovely tutorial and the beautiful free patterns!

  14. Your washi tape is so pretty, thanks for the download! I have this linked to my washi tape post too today, well done!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing these, a great idea!

  16. Such a cute idea. Thank you so much.

  17. Catherine Thomas, MalaysiaJune 14, 2012 at 6:08 AM

    Simply awesome! I love it so much. Thanks a million for sharing.

  18. Thank you for sharing! Such a great idea!

  19. thank you for sharing! i love your etsy shop and these printables!

  20. What a GREAT idea. Thanks for all the sweet freebies. ~ Abby

  21. I love this idea--so much simpler than any other diy washi tape I've seen. Thanks for sharing the patterns--so pretty!


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