DIY Improvised Washi Tape

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  November 5, 2013 — 2 Comments

This is a quick and easy project for the holiday season, especially if you are into creative gift wrap. Washi tape is all the rage but I have yet to get my hands on any. It seems kind of expensive for something I’m really not sure I ‘d have much use for. But I got the idea recently to use double-sided tape to create a similar effect for small applications. All you need is some double sided tape and decorative paper. I chose to use some minty blue tissue paper and some vintage book pages (torn out of a book that’s already been defiled so bibliophiles need not be alarmed).

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It’s really simple. You just pull out a length of tape and apply it to the paper. It’s kind of hard to see but there’s a strip placed along the bottom edge in the photo below.

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Then cut it out and apply it to whatever you want, like this plain brown gift box.

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If you squint at the photo below you can see the tape applied in a long line.

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I applied it to another box in the same three stripes, then used some of the scraps that were left when I cut the edges into points to make it a little more interesting.

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I used to have some double sided tape that came with a liner on the back, and if yours is like that you could make a bunch of tape at once and just remove the liner whenever you want to stick it. With this type of tape you pretty much have to use it right away, but it’s kind of liberating to be able to so easily make just a little piece for jazzing up a package or whatever. Tissue paper comes in a ton of cute colors or you can also use book pages, scrapbook paper, kraft paper, maybe even fabric!

Here’s wishing a happy Tuesday to all you lovely people. May all your days be bright!


Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


2 responses to DIY Improvised Washi Tape

  1. You are SO creative, crafty, and I’m inspired to try something similar - thanks!

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