Washi tape is a strip of prettily printed sticky tape that is about to rock your world. Some of the best versions are from Etsy but more and more local craft shops are stocking this Sellotape-shaming gluey ribbon. It’s genius is that it makes stupidly boring stuff look interesting and crafty projects genuinely achievable and, due to the seemingly infinite choices available, choosing your favourite is practically a hobby unto itself. Here’ are 6 reasons to love washi, if you do ever make it to checkout.
1. Stacks of washi look adorable.
Store your washi tapes in piles and add some serious style to your room; no effort required.
Washi tape stacks; Sideoats and Scribbles.
Washi tape storage bowl; Lana Lou Style. Washi tape hangers; Silly Old Suitcase.
2. It’s does sticky tape’s job, but better.
There’s always something kind of sloppy about visible sticky tape but switch to washi (some versions are as strong as duct tape) and you won’t be able to stop showing it off.
Washi perfect gift wrap; Small Creations. Wall art with washi tape; Fort and Field.
3. It’s makes the cheapest wall art.
Forget buying into every new interiors trend, just tape your own version onto some lacklustre walls and peel it down when the fad runs out of steam.
Deer head silhouette wall art; La Maison D’Anna G.
Washi tape tree wall art; Boligliv. Window wall art; Trendenser.
4. It makes your food look amazing.
Because sometimes finding clever ways to detract from the food is the only way of making it edible.
Washi cupcake bunting; Fawn and Flora.
Washi sweet wrappers; The Natural Wedding company. Washi tie sweet bag; Catch My Party.
5. It Pimps your ride.
Whatever wheels you favour, they’re not nearly as spectacular as these technicolor bad boys. It’s time to start putting ribbons on our bikes again.
Washi van and car; Whimsey Box.
6. It brightens up the dullest things.
This pretty tape has a way of adding a level of awesomeness to everyday items. If your boring stuff is bring you down, washi it. Washi it gooood.
Washi tape tea light upgrade; Make Magazine.
Washi pegs; Atypical Type A. Washi keyboard; Wedgie Net.
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