If I was forced to pick a favorite go-to supply in my craft room, then I would pick Washi Tape every time. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of Washi Tape ideas throughout the crafting world recently. A few years ago, it was tricky to find; you could find it on Etsy through a few sellers and in other corners of the internet if you searched hard enough. Even then, you were usually ordering it from overseas and shipping would take weeks. Fast forward a few years and Washi Tape is everywhere! Most companies that produce scrapbook supplies design Washi Tape to coordinate with their lines each season. It can now be found in every chain crafting store and even in the crafting departments of big box stores like Target and WalMart.
10 DIY Washi Tape Ideas
So, you may be wondering: 1) What is Washi Tape and 2) Why do I need some? Washi is a type of paper made in Japan so Washi Tape is paper tape. For a product made of paper fibers, it is surprising strong. Not strong enough to be used for home improvement projects (don’t try to use it to repair your pipes, save that job for duct tape!), it’s definitely strong enough to be used for home decor and crafting projects. It is semi-transparent and is easy to remove and reposition on your projects. If you don’t already have some in your crafting stash, then here are a few reasons you should pick some up:
1. It comes in almost every color and pattern imaginable. My daughter and I were thrilled to recently find Totoro Washi Tape!
2. It comes in a verity of widths: from super skinny to rolls that are a couple inches wide, and it’s easy to find Washi Tape in the perfect size for all of your projects.
4. It’s inexpensive, easy to find, and easy to store in your craft room. Below, check out some fun, DIY ideas on how to store your tape because once you start buying it, you will find you can’t stop!
Now that you know all about Washi Tape, here are 10 of my favorite projects to get you started:
How many rolls of Washi Tape do you have?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.