What is Washi Tape?

r1Well to start off, Washi Tape is not for your laundry for any circumstance. Washi Tape is a Japanese decorative tape that is used in the crafting of journals and crafting. The literal translation of it is ‘Wa’ meaning Japanese and ‘Shi’ meaning paper.

What’s it made out of?

Unlike Western-style tape that is made from tree pulp, Washi Tape is made from Japanese Shrubs. It’s usually made from Mistumata, Ganpi, and Kozo, but it can be made from any Japanese Shrub.

And also because Washi Tape is biodegradable. This means the tape is made from renewable resources, so it is definitely safe to toss out in the recycle bin.

Some other positive things about Washi Tape is that it’s kid-friendly. If you have a child that likes to do arts and crafts, replace your tape for this one because there’s no need to cut and the designs look nice. Some other positive notes about Washi is it’s durable and waterproof.

Some examples where you can apply Washi Tape to is when you have a bag leakage, a cracked wall, or for just any artistic use you have for the tape.

What else can I use Washi Tape for?

There are plenty of other ways to use washi tape. You can use it for making a scrapbook, wrapping gifts, patterns for journals, and much more. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to using Washi Tape to fit your arts and craft needs.

For purchasing, you can visit any local arts and crafts store and also shop online.