magical washi tape in crafting

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  • May 05, 2017

In your Pinterest journeys, you've probably stumbled upon a pin (or a hundred) about using magical washi tape in crafting — but you also probably skipped over said pins because you didn't know what all the fuss is about.

So what the heck is washi tape? The short answer is that it's actually a DIY delight. Easily confused for masking tape because of its look and feelso so the texture may somewhat mimic masking tape, washi tape is infinitely superior because of its pretty designs and strong, durable versatility.

OK, so you have your washi tape in hand... but now, what are you supposed to do with it? For the craft challenged, we suggest you go to Pinterest and never look back. Enter "Washi Tape" into the search bar and you will be blown away at all the projects people have used washi tape for.

To get you started, here are some of our favorite ideas:

Wrap a gift in simple wrapping paper — white or brown kraft paper works great — then go to town using washi tape in the same way you would use ribbon. Don't be afraid to mix and match different tapes, widths and designs!

Let washi tape help keep you organized — put it to work in on your calendar or day planner in the same way you'd use a highlighter! Many washi tapes are quite transparent, so you can use a little tag of tape to draw attention to important dates. Try putting down a piece of washi, then using a permanent pen to write on top of it. Your calendar is going to look gorgeous!