Washi Tape Gift Wrapping via hello sandwich
I am a sucker for pretty craft supplies, and I often buy things just because I like the way they look, even though I don’t have the slightest clue what I’m going to make with them. Here’s my new obsession, it’s called washi tape. A few months ago Nathalie wrote a fantastic piece on washi paper that you can find here. Washi tape is basically fancy japanese masking tape made from washi paper. The tape comes in a million colours and patterns, and can be used to adorn anything including: cards, vases, notebooks, gifts and anything else you can think of.
Washi tape is extremely addictive however, so consider yourself forewarned.
Fridge Magnets via atypicaltypea
Magnets are always handy to have around, and Alicia Parsons has a wonderful tutorial on making your own fridge magnets using clothespins and patterned washi tape. You could make a set of these to suit any season, and they would require little to no crafting mojo to pull off.
Spring and Summer entertaining is all about keeping things simple, and what could be simpler than this quick craft idea by to be charmed. Using store bought vases she has strategically added washi tape for a touch of colour. This would be a great project to tackle if you’re planning a party, wedding or shower. One of the beautiful things about washi tape is that it also comes off easily so you don’t need to worry about ruining any surfaces you apply it to.
The Red Thread created fun mini bunting out of washi tape, which would be lovely for decorating a cake or hanging on a wall. I love how customizable this craft is, you could just do a couple of colours or many different patterns and colours, whatever suits your fancy.
Gift Tags by Martha Stewart
Plain gift tags can be transformed into something special just by applying a few strips of tape. If you typically buy fancy tags for decorating gifts this is an easy idea that could save you a bundle. You could even try making a custom stationary set for a last minute gift by making a few of these tags, wrapping washi tape on a pen or pencil and creating a matching design on the cover of a notebook.
If you’re interested in trying any of these projects yourself there are a number of places online where you can purchase washi tape. Omiyage carries a good selection of tapes and there are many shops on Etsy where you can purchase washi tape from too. Have fun!