If you have been looking at Japanese stationary stores on the Internet, you have probably come across something called washi tape. What is washi tape, though, and what can you use it for if you buy some?
What is washi tape? — This is a type of tape that looks a little similar to masking tape, but is much better quality. It is also made from natural materials.
The tape comes in all kinds of widths, colors and designs, and there are thousands of them to choose from.
What can you use it for? — There are millions of different ways to use washi tape.
One of the best ways to get ideas is to head to Pinterest and run a search for washi tape. You will immediately find thousands of ideas for handicrafts, packages, scrapbooking, photography and many other cool things.
Wrapping packages — You can use washi tape on parcels instead of ribbon. It sticks to the paper, so is easier to tie, and is also much prettier. You can even create cool designs on plain wrapping paper by sticking colorful washi tape on it.
Gift tags — You can create your own cute gift tags from washi tape and a colorful cardstock. They are lovely to look at, and much cheaper than if you buy gift tags.
Colorful clothes pegs — One of the popular things people do with the tape is to stick it on plain wooden clothes pegs. This brightens up the plain pegs, which can then be used to clip onto photographs and display them.
Colorful photograph frames — You can even stick the tape around a plain or old photograph frame. It will brighten up the frame, and can even renovate an old frame you were planning on throwing away.