Thursday Tutorial | DIY Washi Tape Clipboard

Here I am again with another way to use washi tape to snazz up an office supply. How original right?

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup

I have had this mini clipboard for over five years, and it has gone through various looks. My last use for it was when I was preparing for Kieran’s arrival. Since then it has been sitting around unused, but a few months ago I tore off the previous decor (sacrilege!) and it has been on my desk holding on to important bits of paper. I decided I needed to update it a bit. I was originally going to paint it, but was too lazy, so of course using washi tape popped into my head!

So grab a plain clipboard, washi tape and scissors!

I started with the grey chevron tape that I wanted to be the centerpiece of the design

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Step 1

It’s a wide tape: two inches wide from (Studio Calico). If you only have the narrow tapes you can use several strips side by side to mimic this look.

Then add another motif

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Step 2a

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Step 2a

Then keep going like this

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Continue Adding Tape

At this point I decided I wanted to add a pop of pink, so I went back to my stash. I’d advise just taking all your tapes out for this project. You never know where you will end up!

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Add a Pop of Pink

Even more pink

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Pops of Pink

And here is my new clipboard

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Complete

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Close up

Perfect for my daily to-do list. Or quotations

DIY - Snazz Up a Clipboard with Washi Tape at Callaloo Soup - Quote 2

The great thing about this is that it is customisable & easily changeable later on. Which comes in handy for a mercurial soul like me!

 

  • That’s a fun idea and easy to do! Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks Nathalie!

  • Penney

    Hi Francine! I was surfing the web, got lost, and somehow landed on your blog. And I am so glad I found it! I have been going crazy over washi tape which I used recently to spiff up the cover to a moleskine journal. Now I can’t wait to snazz up my own clipboard… thanks for the inspiration!
    P.S. I simply love your blog! You have an inviting energy that makes me want to pull up a chair and craft with you.

  • Hi Penney! Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I’m also a bit obsessed with washi tape, and I am currently trying to decide what office supply I can use it on next! 🙂

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