You might have been seeing pins or products talking about something called “washi.” What is this mystery product? Well, let’s break it down.
Washi is a style of paper that originated in Japan. It is usually made using natural fibers such as bamboo, hemp, and bark. Washi is really durable and has recently become a star through it’s new role as tape. The piece de resistance when it comes to washi tape is that it is generally removable; think of washi as durable, beautiful, removable masking tape.
What are some uses for washi tape? Well,the possibilities are pretty endless, but here are my top 3.
1. You can use it to wrap gifts. How beautiful are these little diddies?
2. How about creating tape picture frames. This is especially good if you’re renting since potential damage to the walls due from paint or nail holes can get you into trouble.
3. Ornament anything. Having a backyard barbeque? Wrap your plastic silverware in washi for a pop of color. Organizing your panty? Create pretty labels. Are cupcakes the centerpiece of your next party? Use washi to create cute cupcake toppers.
Etsy is a great place to buy washi tape. There are loads and loads of designs, and a roll will usually cost between $2 and $3.