Washi Tape is exploding onto the craft scene like crazy. It’s been sold in private Etsy stores for awhile but now it’s becoming all the rage and the big box stores are starting to carry it as well. Even though it’s growing in popularity, some of you might be asking, “What is Washi Tape and What can I make with Washi Tape?”.
Washi Tape is simply a patterned paper tape. Even though it is paper based, it’s not very delicate and it’s a great medium to craft with. It’s great for adding finishing touches to any project. It’s usually skinny and comes in all types of fun colors and designs.
Things you can’t do with Washi Tape: Take your sister to the wall or use it as your primary tape for everyday things. Washi Tape is great but it is purposed to be artsy and crafty rather than a heavy duty working tape.
So what can you make with washi tape? Because I love you more than my luggage, which I should decorate with Washi Tape, I’m going to share a few of my favorite Washi Tape projects from the world wide web with you today.
Washi Tape Basket from Create and Babble. I see baskets like this at the thrift store all the time but I can never think of what to do with them other than spray paint. Now I know what I can do with them! Decorate them with Washi Tape. Isn’t this a great idea?
Burlap Heart Banner from Crafting in the Rain. Can you find the Washi Tape? It’s the hearts! Don’t you love this creative banner?
Washi Tape Flowers from 30 Minute Crafts. Wouldn’t this make a happy little bouquet for your guest room that you would’t have to worry about watering?
Washi Tape switch covers from Tink With This. My kids are going to ask for these tomorrow if they see them. How creative and cute!
Washi Tape Keyboard from Brit+Co. If your keyboard is this happy, maybe it’ll make your work day a little shorter. 🙂 I love this idea and would do it if I didn’t have black keys!
There’s a few great ideas for you on how to use Washi Tape. I also have a Pinterest board full of great Washi Tape Uses and Ideas, please stop by and visit it when you can.
What is your favorite project that you’ve seen washi tape used for?
Mine is probably these Washi Tape Covered Clothespins that you can use in the kitchen to close opened bags.
“washi” is actually Japanese for Japanese Paper. Wa=Japanese, Shi=Paper. They must be used together to make sense tho. So now you know the REAL meaning of “Washi Tape”. Japanese Paper Tape.
I love the washi tapes. They are versatile and the crafts are so colorful and Happy. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
They’re great for differentiating between chargers and other cords (especially Apple chargers and cords) if you’re sharing a living space. Simply stick the tape around the chargers. It’s easy to do and looks nice too.
The tape is in a roll so do you have to cut in the pattern you want? What is the difference from cutting and gluing patterned paper? the idea is similar to decorative duck tape, but I suppose the patterns are prettier and more than scrapbooking paper.
Bobbie Byrd says
I think washi tape is just a little bit easier than cutting and gluing paper in some uses. The patterns are usually centered on the tape so you don’t have to worry about a perfect cut. Plus I know I love the .33 cent washi tape they sell at Michaels.