Why You Need Washi Tape in Your Craft Room

k1You’ve likely heard of duct tape, regular masking tape and gift-wrapping tape, but there is one type of tape you should have in your arsenal of crafting supplies. Washi tape is beautiful tape that is formed from rice paper. Although similar tapes were invented in 1925, washi tape wasn’t invented until 2006. It started out being made in Japan. It comes in many different designs and colors as well as lengths and widths. It is easy to stick down and pull off, so it doesn’t tend to damage things when it is removed.

Washi tape can be used for a wide variety of projects. You can decorate your scrapbooks, planners and walls with the tape. You can also use it to cover tables and to make greeting cards. Some people even use it to add flair to their laptop keyboard by adding a piece onto each of their keys. It is debatable as to whether washi tape can be used on photos. Some say it can be removed from photos without damage, but others caution against using it to adorn photos. Light switch covers can easily be transformed with the application of washi tape. Notebooks and other forms of books can also be decorated with the tape. Photo frames can be covered with washi tape as well.

Washi tape is very inexpensive and can be purchased at many different places. Even some regular merchandise shops sell the tape. If you’re looking for a specific style of tape, you may want to shop online for it as there tends to be a wider variety available online.