Kokeshi Doll Greeting Cards

DIY kokeshi doll cardThis craft project combines two of my favorite things, kokeshi dolls and washi tape.  And with just a little pen detail, you can make these cards in no time. You can use the kokeshi illustrations for gift tags, bookmarks, and more.


Washi tape

Parchment paper




Ink pens

DIY kokeshi doll card 1*Tip – Washi tape is easier to cut when it’s on parchment paper.

1.  Place a four-inch strip of tape on parchment paper

2.  With scissors, round the top edge of the tape.

3.  Cut out a small groove for the neckline.

DIY kokeshi doll card 24. Place tape on the front of the card.   With a marker, draw a head.  Don’t worry if it’s not perfect.  You can fix it when you add the hair.

DIY kokeshi doll card 35.Draw the eyes and kimono detail with ink pens.  For the lips and cheeks, use a marker.  And to finish it off, place a tiny piece of washi tape in the center of the kimono as an obi.

For more inspiration, search online for kokeshi doll pictures.  Mix and match tapes for different styles.

7 Responses to Kokeshi Doll Greeting Cards

  1. Congrats on your new site. I love the tip to use parchment to cut washi tape. Thank you for sharing your talent. I’m always happy to see your posts in my reader.

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