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April 23, 2013

Make bookmarks with tape

Washi tape DIY
I'm still waiting for TV producers to create Hoarders: Washi Tape Edition, because I bet there are enough of us out there to make an entire series. Why in the world is it so satisfying to collect decorative tape?

Here's a way to put some of that stock pile to good use (unless you're one of those people who uses an electronic gadget to read books. Me, I prefer paper pages.)

I used some Jonathan Adler paper tape, plus a bit of orange washi tape, to make some easy patterned bookmarks.

DIY washi tape bookmark
I placed three strips of tape side by side on a sheet of cardstock and trimmed it into a rectangle. Then I printed up a little Groucho Marx humor and attached the quote with more tape.

To make your own, download the Groucho quote right here. Print the page, cut out the little rectangles, and attach them to patterned paper or taped-up cardstock.

DIY Jonathan Adler tape bookmarks

16 comments:

Jessica said...

Very cute idea! I totally hoard washi tape and this looks like a great use for it :)

Grandma G said...

I think I know what our Courtney project might be for this afternoon! BTW, if your tape stash gets out of hand, you can always share (with me), of course! ;)

Mum

Christina said...

Fantastic quotation! Haha! Believe it or not, I have yet to buy my first roll of washi tape. But I want to. Oooohhhhh, I want to.

Jessica Jones said...

I don't know if you'll be able to hold out much longer.

April Halcomb said...

I think I would just glue the quote to the bookmark. The orange tape is distracting and doesn't look as nice...

Also, I haven't bought any either. Once I start my scrapbooks, I will get some though. :D

jessica said...

Love the whole shebang! And congrats on turning me from Washi-Curious into Officially Obsessed.

Il Gufo Creativo said...

Wow!
Very cutes and originally!

Mary

julia I mintlametta said...

wow! love that and for sure, I will never get enough of washi tape * julia

Nicole said...

They have that same quote up at my local library. I remembering reading it when I was a child and not getting it.

Caca said...

sweet

onel said...

So neat! I didn't even know you made these bookmarks from stripes of washi tape when I first looked at the image! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. (Love your choice of quote, btw!)

Gala Haro said...

It´s amaizing!!

With little things, you can do something that´s it´s so great!!

I love your idea! and will try to make one or two!!

´sCongrats on your blog... it´s really cool!!

Debie Grace said...

I like it! I want to make something like this for a bookmark but I will have to laminate it because I'm scared to destroy it. I'm so clumsy hahaha but anyway, it's a great bookmark! horray for decorative tapes!! :D

jen said...

i totally agree about washi collecting. i'm on a roll (ha ha pun!) with my growing collection. they're so irresistible!

Jessica Jones said...

Ha, nice one. :)

ellie pcreativegeekery said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Just found it on Pinterest! Would love for you to link it up today at THE Pin It Party! The three co-hosts pick their three faves and pin them to a board with over 250 followers. Hope you can make it! XO, ellie

http://creativegeekery.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-pin-it-party-3.html

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