What’s the craze with Washi Tape?

If you haven’t tried washi tape then you need to invest in some (especially if you’re into crafts). If you’ve never heard of it you will after reading this post!

It originates from Japan and has many different uses, not least because of the variety of colours and patterns you can buy it in and the endless possibilities you can use it for. It’s perfect for decorating or using instead of highlighters. Or you could personalise stationary with it.

I’ve used it to decorate endless jars and tins and also for sealing wrapping paper. But most recently I found a brilliant metallic gold set on Amazon (Washi Masking Tape Collection, Pack of 6 (Color Set 4)) and am hand making all my gift tags this Christmas (and hopefully forever onwards!). The tape is so easy to use and you can remove it once stuck down if you make a mistake, without it leaving any residue. It also easily tears so if you aren’t fussed about being too neat then you don’t need a pair of scissors or craft knife to hand.

I’m sure the quality of washi tape varies (there’s plenty of different ones out there) but you can never have too many tapes so start building your washi tape collection. You can buy them from places such as Etsy, Amazon, Paperchase and Hobbycraft so you just have to have a look around and see which ones sell the tape to fit your needs. If you want to be super organised you can buy a washi tape dispenser, but I haven’t quite got to that stage yet.

Do you already have a washi tape collection? If so, what do you use it for?

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12 Comments

  1. October 28, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I absolutely love washi tape haha
    I used mine to make a border in my scrapbook but this is such a good idea!
    I definitely need to try this, loved the post 🙂

    • October 30, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Yeah, there’s so many different uses for it! x.

  2. October 29, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Great idea! So simple but really effective!

    • Rebecca
      October 31, 2017 / 8:29 am

      Thanks Dannii! x.

    • Rebecca
      October 31, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Thank you! They are really easy to make x.

  3. October 30, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I love the designs and patterns of it, but I don’t think I’d have the patience to use it!!

    • Rebecca
      October 31, 2017 / 8:28 am

      It’s actually a lot less fiddly than sellotape! Give it a go 😉 x.

  4. November 2, 2017 / 6:21 am

    I have a big box of washi tape but haven’t used any in ages! I love your Christmas gift tag idea, they look so pretty & professional. I’ll have to give it a try this year, I even have some white & gold polka dot tape, perfect! ☺️😘 xx

    • Rebecca
      November 3, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      You should definitely try using it, has so many uses! And the white and gold tape sounds perfect for Christmas tags. Plus, you save a few pennies making your own! x.

  5. November 21, 2017 / 10:20 am

    I hadn’t heard of washi tape, but these look amazing and easy enough even for me- I am truly terrible at crafty things

    • Rebecca
      November 22, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      You should give washi tape a try then, it’s very easy to use and there’s so many uses too! x.

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