Ever since spotting the Handmade Custom Paper Tape over at Just Something I Made, I have been keen to make some. Melanie from Crafty Japan, sent me some offcuts of washi paper and as I am a big lover of Japanese Washi tape, thought some handmade washi tape would be just the ticket.
I used some double sided tape with an adhesive backing (available from Big W, and scrap booking stores)
and applied it to strips of washi paper and then cut it to size.
I wrapped it around some pieces of cardboard tube and secured with a twist tie.
It works beautifully when gift wrapping
I think my addiction to pretty tape is getting out of hand – fortunately we have lots of birthdays in the next few months.
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Crafty Japan says
I knew you’d love that yuzen and would find a great use for it also. Love seeing your crafty ideas 🙂
Wow, that’s a lot of work and you have to cut that so carefully .. Looks supernice! I love the idea of using the tape on clothespins.
Lisa, the clothespin is lovely!!! These japanese tapes are so beautiful and useful!
Have a great weekend, girls!
I really really love the colors and pattern of the colored tapes you made. You are going to have lots of fun using them on your projects. Thanks for the idea.
Very cute! We will have to try to make it someday.
how clever are you Lisa ,what a great idea, and i love the things you made with them,well done
Melanie Gray Augustin says
What a great idea! Hehehe… I think I might be borrowing that one 🙂
LOL Lisa…I thought you would have enough tape in your collection to last a few lifetimes 🙂 Great idea…it looks beautiful!
Now that is a very clever idea.
Jenny of Elefantz says
Love those pegs!!! Brilliant idea. 🙂
Nat @ dear little house says
Way cute 🙂
What a fabulous idea:)
I have been wondering how to do the whole peg thing for a little while now and you have just solved that puzzle for me! Seems really, really obvious now I’ve seen this…I swear my pregnancy has turned my brain to total mush!!
Billie Monster says
This is such a great idea. I have no idea what washi paper is, but I love it nonetheless! I’m going to try and make some with some thinner paper I have around here. Thanks so much for sharing. :O)
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Thanks for sharing that! I’ve seen the beautiful Washi tapes online, but I’ve never seen any in person. Thanks to your tutorial, I now know everything I need to make them myself and save gobs of money. 🙂
This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Lenna Green of Stitching Cow says
Love it, thanks for sharing
brilliant! I made some. Check it out over at writebeforeyoureyes.blogspot.com
its a pitty here in germany i cant find a small double site tape for making washi tape… what can i use too?
A Spoonful of Sugar says
You can also use Jac double sided adhesive sheets. There are a number of brands selling double sided adhesive tape such as Scotch. Perhaps it is called something different in Germany? You should be able to find it on ebay or in a stationery supply store. Hope you can track some down.
Hey I love the idea but where can I get washi paper from? Thanks so much love u xxxx
A Spoonful of Sugar says
Hi Shazmine I bought mine from a Japanese store. You could use any pretty paper from a scrapbooking store or stationery shop. Lisa
claudya guerr says
Great tut! I wanna know what kind of paper can i use if i make some of my own and print at home. Thanks