Washi Tape: Craft Projects

So, you are thinking about purchasing some washi tape or you already have some of this versatile craft product and are wondering what in the world to do with it? Well, I have a few fun (and totally cheap) suggestions for you!
The first and most obvious way to use washi tape is use it as an embellishment in your scrapbooking adventures. Washi tape is excellent for papercrafting and can be used to adhere items to your pages. It can also be used as a ribbon or paper strip replacement, and is so much easier to use! Just rip a piece off and place it where you want it to go. There is no messy glue to fight with, and removing it to reposition is a breeze. There are so many different colors and designs, you are sure to find something that will perfectly match your project.
Secondly, you can use washi tape to decorate your wood crafts. You can find a super inexpensive plain wood photo frame at your local craft store, dollar store, or Walmart and use washi tape to give it life. This is an easy way to create custom frames for you and your family, or to give away as gifts. Making these custom frames is very simple. All you need are a few of your favorite rolls of washi tape and the wood photo frame ($0.99 at Walmart.)
  • Take one roll of washi tape and tear off a piece (or cut it using scissors if you prefer a clean cut) and place it on the photo frame.
  • Take another, different roll of washi tape and tear off a piece and place it on the photo frame.
  • Continue this process until your frame is covered in tape. You can allow some wood to peek through if you desire, or completely cover it in tape.
  • Don't worry if you "mess up" on your tape placement, it is very easy to remove the tape and replace it.
You can also use this tape to decorate wood letter blocks. This is a simple and easy way to personalize these blocks without a lot of time, effort, and mess. You can approach decorating the letters the same way you would the photo frames.
A third great masking tape craft idea is to use these tapes to decorate plain glass vases. Plain vases can be found at your local Dollar Tree for just a buck! I recommend purchasing various shapes and/or sizes and using the finished product to add a custom, designer touch to your room. Decorating the vases is a cinch. I recommend using scissors to create a clean cut on the washi tape. You will want to cut enough tape to wrap around the vase (horizontally) or enough to hide the tape ends by wrapping them over the lip/base of the vase (vertically).
Fourthly, washi tapes make a great package decoration. You can use them to gift wrap a package. This works especially well if you have a plain colored paper. You can also use them to decorate plain white gift boxes. Additionally, if you are mailing a package this makes an adorable decoration to add to the box (just don't use it in place of packing tape, it rips too easily!).
Lastly, and although not necessarily a craft project, you can use it to adhere important notes to your wall/desk without worrying that it will damage the surface. You can write on washi tape, so it makes a really cute way to label things. Personally, I have used washi tape to label seed pods for my indoor garden which made it that more colorful and cute.
There are so many uses for this awesome decorative tape that it has become a staple in any papercrafter's arsenal. There are a myriad of ways that it can be used, and I am sure that once you start using it you will never want to be without a roll!
You can find a huge selection of washi tape, cute decorative tape, pretty packing tape, and mini deco sets at kawaiitape.com. Check Kawaii Tape out today and find your perfect roll!

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