One of the biggest challenges with using a bujo is how much time that can be wasted making bullet journal collections and spreads look pretty. Especially for someone like me who has no artistic bone in my body, it takes me FOREVER to add a little personality to my pages.
But with the wonderful, wonderful existence of bullet journal accessories, it is so easy to dress up my pages while still being practical with my planner and time. Let me show you my favorite bullet journal hacks with washi tape.
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Or if you line the washi tape along the edge of your page, then you can use it like the index hack to help you locate a specific page. Just use different washi tape designs to help you differentiate your pages. (via Productive and Pretty)
Bullet journal hack with washi tape 9. Creative negative border
Speaking of banners and headers, you can also use it to create the negative space for other patterns, like putting cursive font within block letters. This is one of the many cool techniques Erin of The Petite Planner will teach you in her course, Rock Your Journal. To understand what I'm talking about, fast forward to about 5:40. (via The Petite Planner)
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Bujo washi tape idea 10. Divider
Or use a pretty, shiny pattern as dividers, such as between the different days in this weekly. (via @einfach_lilienhaft)
Bujo washi tape use 11. Full page spread
For more hardcore usage, create an entire spread out of washi tape, like this one, with washi tape headers, dividers, and embellishments. So pretty! (via Pin source)
Washi tape bujo tip 12. Actual tape
Well, it is tape, so why not use it as a cute way to stick some memorabllia, like from a recent trip, for a little scrapbooking in your bullet journal. (via @tdpjournals)
Bullet journal washi tape use 14. Cute pen loop
This is such a practical way to keep your writing utensil with your notebook. I love how you can move this pen loop easily from notebook to notebook since you’re using binder clips to affix it. (via Everyday Awesome TV)
Bullet journal hack with washi tape 15. Create pocket
Last but not least, customize your own pocket to store the little things that are handy to have on hand but can get lost easily, like bullet journal stickers or a stencil and ruler. (via The Modest Cat)
These washi tape bullet journal hacks are a perfect marriage of function and aesthetics so that you can have a planner that is productive and pretty at a fraction of the time.