Now that decorative tape (and washi tape in particular) has taken the paper crafting world by storm, there are so many fantastic ideas for using it in creative ways. It was a no-brainer for us when we decided to include an entire feature on this terrific type of tape in our November/December issue, and boy were we ever wowed by the projects that came in!
One of the things I love most about washi tape (and I have quite a growing collection myself – I found an adorable Etsy shop that sells a wide variety of colors and patterns by the foot, all wrapped on cute little spools) is its versatility. It can be layered, fringed, die cut, snipped, torn, folded, rolled, woven and stitched to create any number of DIY embellishments. But what gets me every time is when the tape is used in a way that allows the pattern and translucency to take center stage.
A project by the oh-so-clever Heather Campbell gave me the perfect inspiration for quick and easy hostess gifts this holiday season. Although she made her own washi tape using stamped tissue paper and double-sided tape (did you just say “wow!” like I did?), I’ll probably do it the easy way. I’m a cheater like that.
For those gift cards that I find myself giving more and more often, this simple little box with fringed washi tape flowers by Amanda Coleman adds a personal touch to the packaging:
Are you inspired? Ready to make some holiday washi tape projects? Let me help you along with a little giveaway. I raided Holly’s prize stash and found two sets of gorgeous washi tape by My Mind’s Eye – one from the Winter Wonderland collection and one from the All is Bright collection:
Just leave me a comment by Friday, October 12 at 5pm MDT and let me know your thoughts on washi tape – is it just plain tacky or are you stuck on it?