Ah, the wonders of washi tape. It hit the US craft scene just a few years ago, but washi has been a longstanding type of Japanese handmade paper. Washi is made with fibers and bark from various trees and plants found in Japan and is typically more durable than regular paper made with the usual wood pulp. Washi is used in many traditional Japanese art forms, like origami and shibori, as well as in clothing and household items like kimonos and shoji screens.
When used with adhesive, you get washi tape – a decorative and stronger type of masking tape that is incredibly versatile for crafting, decorating and organizing. Washi tape is available in more colors and patterns than you can imagine, and it’s easy to purchase online or at your local craft store.
Here are ten great ideas from bloggers for using washi tape…but be careful, you can’t ever buy just one roll. Washi tape is so much fun – you will definitely develop an addiction!
Deck out your keyboard
Adorn your dining table
Pretty up a plain brown wrapper
Put some pizzazz on plain jars
Corral all your cords
Glam up a pencil cup
Color-code your day planner
Add some wow to your white board
Liven up your label maker
Work some magic on your walls
Lisa Fulmer is the Senior Editor at CraftFoxes.com – a unique online community of artisans and crafters who share their creative ideas and project tutorials. CraftFoxes is also home to a popular public marketplace for buying and selling handmade wares, patterns and craft supplies. Get inspired, learn a new craft, buy a great gift – CraftFoxes has something for everyone!