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The joy of washi tape

January 25, 2012 by Daniora

It’s no secret that I enjoy wrapping presents almost as much as I enjoy buying them. It’s also no secret that I love cute things from Japan. When browsing around for new and unexpected ways to wrap presents, I came across an article on about using washi tape to create your own stripped wrapping paper. A quick hunt for a washi tape source led me to I could spend millions of hours and thousands of dollars there.

Some of my favorite washi tape from

For those not in the know, washi tape is a printed Japanese masking tape made from, of course, washi paper. They come in a variety of widths and patterns. carries a huge variety at much lower prices that most of the other online distributors. They also carry other packaging items, like bakery twine and hanging tags, and other adorable goodies from Japan. One of my favorite things about is their variety packs. It’s a great way to get several coordinating rolls rather than trying to pick them out individually.

In addition to being used for wrapping, there are a ton of other crafts that can be done with washi tape. It can be used on cards and in scrap books, it adds to any paper project, and I’ve even seen flowers made out of strips of washi tape. With the variety of sizes and designs available, there’s no limit to what you can do with it. is running a contest right now for a $100 or $200 shopping spree at their store. My friends, that kind of money buys an awful lot of printed masking tape. Even so, trying to narrow down my choices from the huge inventory would be almost insurmountable. I think I’d find a way to manage, though.

Imagine the crafty projects we could embark on together, dear reader, with that kind of resources at our finger tips. I’ve been big into paper quilling lately, and I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that washi tape could lead to some pretty awesome results. Look forward to more washi tape goodies in the future.

Also, these kitty sticky tabs make me want to die from adorable.

Zomg, adorable.


1 Comment »

  1. Nina says:

    How did I miss this kitty sticky? Super adorable! Good luck on the give away!

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