Are you familiar with washi tape? If you like crafting of almost any sort, you need to be! Washi tape is a type of Japanese tape that is close to masking tape in that it feels mostly like paper on the outside and is removable/adjustable on most surfaces, but it comes in all kinds of pretty colors and patterns.
Most of the time, I can only find washi tape online or actually in Japan (I’ve been lucky enough to have a few business trips to Japan and have seriously stocked up), but office depot now carries a huge selection of washi tape and other pretty masking, packaging, scotch, and duck tapes! Below is just one area of the pretty tape section at the store I found them at in Austin.
And here’s what I came home with that trip:
This tape can be used for all sorts of crafts. Its great for cards and giftwrap. I’ve seen whole books about ways to use washi tape for gift wrapping! It can also be used to make jewelry, decorate picture frames, hang things on walls, and more. I have a whole pinterest board for washi projects if you want to browse more ideas!
p.s. office depot and scotch do not know I exist, and I’m certainly not being compensated for this post – I just really love cute tape!