Washi Tape Crafting

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I just discovered washi tape and let me tell you, I'm a bit obsessed with it. Washi tape is described as paper tape. I've been buying all sorts of colors of washi tape and using it for whatever reason I can think of. The washi tape shown in this picture is from Target- yup you heard me Target! I was so thrilled to find it in the office supply section of Target (the solid green washi tape is from Le Box Boutique). I've been using washi tape for mainly packaging for the shop and sending gifts to people, but I found a new use for it when I purchased a wooden custom name piece from Pick Your Plum (a daily deal site). 




This is my younger sister's name and I decided to order it for her new apartment. As you can see from the above picture I began applying the washi tape and thought...shoot I need to take a "before" picture. You get the point here of what it looked like before. I began applying different layers of washi tape in the colors of her duvet. Some layers overlapped and some did not. Here is the final product. 




I love how it turned out! It matches her room perfectly. If you haven't experimented with washi tape- do yourself a favor and pick some up! 


Linking up this project to this great link up parties.

22 comments:

Connie said...

Hi: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend. I would love it if you stop by and be my friend, too.
I love the design for sister. Great colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Tooootally going to go get some

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is so pretty and really fun! Your sister is going to love it! I have got to get me some washi tape! Happily following you via GFC and thanks for inspiring me today!

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in LOVE--MUST FIND WASHI TAPE ASAP!

Courtney @ Brilliant Like Fireflies said...

So fun! I really love the options that washi tape offer in colours and designs!

Little Becky Homecky said...

I am loving this Washi Tape trend..I need to get some! I would love you to link it up to Fantabulous Friday going on now!

http://www.littlebeckyhomecky.com/2012/04/fantabulous-friday-9/

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I was just thinking I needed to get some and try it! This turned out great! I love Pick Your Plum! They always have the coolest stuff!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out so so cute!

Jaclyn said...

Oh my gosh, that looks awesome!! Best promotion for the stuff I've seen yet. Love it!

SWEET YARNS said...

Love Washi Tape. It took me 3 different Target Stores to find these rolls. Awesome!!

Amy said...

Oooh, that looks fanTAStic! I just got some of that same Washi tape from Target and have been playing with it...love this idea! Would you pretty pretty please consider sharing it here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/shine-on-fridays-24-and-giveaway.html

Sada said...

That is so cute!!

Lowri said...

I LOVE Washi and this is a great idea! I guess you could cover pretty much anything this way - now you got me thinking!
Thanks for sharing
Lowri :-)

Jo Cauldrick said...

I won a blog giveaway last year, and the prize was a load of colourful tape, and I have been using it to wrap pressies and tape polaroids onto walls- I love your idea, and it is so effective. Love your style.

Katherines Corner said...

I think I just lost some crafting credits. I have never heard of wasi tape. But I love what you did with it! Hugs and thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Julie Marie said...

so cool. love it.. i never heard of it..

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

Heather said...

Wow, this as a great idea - would love to do a version for my son's room. I am a new follower from the comment you left on Diapered Daze and Knights.

Michelle said...

What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday, you've been featured! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!

Michelle
www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Very cool, until recently I did not get the washi tape craze at all but with great projects like yours I am drawn more and more to it.

Chrissy Farnan said...

Such a great idea. I bought the same thing in the word "Happy" I' might have to use tape like you did - so clever.

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Stopping to let you know that this post was featured on this week's Tickled Pink link party! :) Thanks for linking up!! I absolutely love what you've done with the washi tape. I haven't used it yet, but this post has me itching to go buy some. ;)