Washi tape is pretty irresistible and consequently, I’ve acquired more than my fair share. While the colorful rolls keep my craft cart looking nice, I decided it was about time I put them to better use. These DIY washi tape Easter cards are easy to make. You can keep them simple or layer on additional details, like I did with the punched letters.
DIY washi tape Easter cards
These instructions will walk you through two types of cards – silhouettes and cutouts. Each style should take between five and 10 minutes to make one card.
- Variety of washi tape
- Blank greeting cards (I used 4.25″ x 5.5″)
- Template (PDF)
- X-acto knife
- Cutting board
- Scissors (optional)
Card #1 – Silohoutte
Cut out the desired card (egg or bunny) from the template (PDF). First cut along the outside of the card and then inside the shape.
Line up the template with your card. Going over both the template and card, apply rows of washi tape until the shape is covered.
Tip: For a more polished look, align the washi tape pattern.
With an X-acto knife, lightly cut along the inside edge of the template shape. It doesn’t take much to cut the washi tape and the paper template will serve as a guide. Once you’ve cut the full length of the shape, carefully lift your template from the paper.
That’s it, you’re all done!
Tip: You can opt for heavier card stock for a more pronounced template edge but I found regular copy paper worked surprisingly well.
Card #2 Cutout
Apply washi tape along the full length and width of your card. Turn it over and with an X-acto knife trim the excess tape along the edges.
Tip: Same as before, for a more polished look, align the washi tape pattern.
Align your template over the card and trace lightly along the inner edge of the shape with your X-acto knife (remember, it doesn’t take much pressure). When you’ve cut along the full length of the shape, remove your template and lightly peel off the washi tape from the inside of the shape.
Look at you, two cards in no time at all!
Hip hip! You just made washi tape Easter cards!