So many washi tapes so little space to store them all! If you only have room for the essentials, these are the most useful washi tape for bullet journaling that I’ve come across.
1. Days of the week washi
My favorite days of the week washi
Ink by Jeng has habit tracking washi tape too
2. Months washi
I like the idea of using stamps for mini dates at a glance calendars, but I don’t like the effort required to use them. So instead I use monthly washi tape. You do get all 31 days printed which you may not need for some months in which case I just ignore the extra days or use whiteout (you’ll need liquid whiteout, I find whiteout tape doesn’t work). You could also write the days of the week above the dates too.
I found the above washi first which was cheap.. but the numbers are a little crooked. I later got the Ink by Jeng monthly calendars which print the numbers straight.
If you want to write the days of the week above the numbers, try this washi tape
If you want to do a list style monthly planning page, use the Ink By Jeng (are you seeing a pattern here? I’m just a tad obsessed with her stuff…)
3. Thin washi tape
If you want washi in one color only, without patterns, there are plenty of sizes to choose from nowadays:
Solid colors can be mixed together to create a rainbow:
Ones with small patterns are great for dividing up sections in a planner when paired with black pen (and without being too distracting like wider pattern washi can be). The Happy Planner have plenty of thin washi patterns and colors. There’s even a rainbow pack…
4. Glitter washi tape
Pretty much the only washi tape I use to cover up things when I want to change what day of the weeks things start. Thick enough that it covers up text without seeing anything underneath the washi.
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Some of my favorites:
If you’re not sure what color to get, silver glitter washi goes well with everything.
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6. Checklist washi
Perhaps the most functional of all on this list! No need to draw your own checkboxes, there’s a washi tape for that (of course!)
Here are a few brands I like:
- Checklists with shapes – hearts, stars, christmas, circle, checkbox
- Grey checklist
- Ink by Jeng has a washi tape that perfectly fits a 5mm dot grid – my sister (Carefully Crafted) stocks Ink By Jeng – we’re waiting for the checklist washi to come in stock 🙂 In the meantime I’ve been using this stencil which also fits a 5mm grid
6. Pattern Washi
10mm or 1cm is my preferred width for creating tabs. I like to make my tabs big but you could use the width of the roll (so the tabs would all be a uniform 10mm).
If there are pages you frequently refer to, you could set up a key for quick reference.
7. Black and white washi
When you want to do some decorating without worrying about colors clashing in the planner. My favorite is the black Happy Planner skinny washi.
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