I bought this planner (and I hate the cover, but that’s my fault and I’ve got a friend helping me fix it!).
It comes with pre-sectionalized days. Morning. Day. Night. Considering my “morning” starts just around the time that “day” begins, I wanted to shake that up. So I tried trimming my washi tape down to “manageable” strips by cutting down the middle. It looked like this.
Ugly to say the least. So I decided to cut one long strip. That’d be better, right?
Crooked. And even the better ones looked like this…
All wonky. Not happiness. I wanted happiness. So I thought about it. Then it hit me. All tape comes rolled onto itself. That’s how it’s made. Add the repositionable qualities of washi tape and there’s no reason I can’t reroll it. Or better yet, flatten it. So I did. It worked. See!
Nice and straight. Here’s how I did it. :)
Take one roll of washi tape–normal width. (For wide rolls, you’ll have to cut twice. I’ll try that later).
Pull out a LONG strip. About a foot to start with.
Fold the end over about 1.5″ long or so. I think you could easily go to 2 or 2.5″ but longer gets tricky in my not so humble opinion.
Start folding over and over, keeping those edges STRAIGHT, until you have a nice piece of it. You don’t want it too thick or you’ll have trouble cutting it. I think I decided five was about max but I could have meant four. I’m helpful that way.
Leave a bit of extra tape at the end to tape onto a paper cutter or onto your finger if you’re going to use scissors. I like the paper cutter method, but that’s because I get a bit nit-picky about these things. However, I did try it with good, sharp, paper scissors and because it’s such a SMALL piece, it’s pretty easy to cut straight down a 2″ strip.
Two nice little strips!
The old and the new. :D (I wanted to say “The Bad and the Ugly” but that wasn’t nice).
Even say… in the zip pouch for emergencies! *my apologies to Christy for using orange. I hope she’ll forgive me.*
There it is! Fast and easy “skinny” washi tape And it should be so easy to “trim” off a bit of my excess.