Now that it’s getting down to the wire, you’re probably putting the finishing touches on that fabulous tree, picking out a festive outfit, and (online) shopping for the perfect gift. Or if you’re anything like us, you just realized Christmas is less than two weeks away and your to-do list is a mile long. If you’re scrambling to finish everything in the nick of time, using washi tape can make your life way easier. Take a peek at 11 of our favorite ways to use washi tape for the holidays.


1. Washi Envelopes: No need to buy extravagant (and expensive) greeting card envelopes this year. Spice up a simple, solid envelope using candy cane-striped washi tape. (via Nest of Posies)


2. Washi Cards: While you’re at it, ditch the store-bought cards and put your brightest, most patterned washi tape to work. Handmade Christmas cards add that personal touch that everyone loves. Use your favorite colorful tapes and DIY these cards in a jiffy. (via Dekoherz)


3. Holiday Tea Lights: Tea lights are nothing new, but washi tape tea lights? These are just the finishing touch that your tablescape needs. Did we mention they only take a few minutes to make? (via Ghirlanda Di Popcorn)


4. Washi Tape Fireplace: No fireplace? No problem! Use red tape to whip up a mock fireplace in no time. (via Brit + Co)


5. Washi Tape Gifts: Skip the store-bought bows and ribbons and swap in washi tape and baker’s twine. You’ll have the most unique gift wrapping on the block. (via The Party Wagon)


6. Neon Washi Tape Gifts: If neon colors are more up your alley, washi tape is about to become your new BFF, especially when it comes to gift wrapping. (via Thinking Closet)


7. Washi Tape Ornaments: Spruce up some plain ornaments with your favorite washi tape. Work in a Fair Isle print and they’ll be decked out in festive, ugly-Christmas sweaters. (via The Paper Place)


8. Washi Ribbon: Jazz up plain white wrapping paper using hemp and washi tape. Not only does this turn out super cute, but it’s also perfect for anyone on a budget. (via Homedit)


9. Washi Gift Toppers: Can’t settle on just one color or pattern for your holiday coloring scheme? Now you don’t have to with these washi tape toppers. (via Brit + Co)


10. DIY Advent Calendar: It might be halfway through December, but it’s never too late to DIY an Advent calendar. Use washi tape to stick fun stationery to your wall for a super easy and adorable countdown. (via The Red Thread)


11. Washi Tape Christmas Tree: Low on space in that studio apartment of yours? DIY this washi tape Christmas tree to have a spot for all of your presents. And, of course, top it off with a washi star. (via Nalle’s House)

What’s your favorite way to use washi tape? Do you plan on using it this holiday season? Talk to us in the comments below.