I’m sure you’ve heard the expression wishy washy, right? It means you’re a little undecided, not quite committed, just not sure. That’s why the name of the company I’m introducing you to today is certain to make you smile. Wishy Washi Tape offers so many chic, trendy and affordable tapes that you don’t have to commit to just one. Isn’t that great?!
The tape collection shown above is called Around the Neighborhood. I think it’s one of my favorites, though it is truly impossible to pick just one. A 32-foot roll of tape is $2.75. Visit www.wishywashi.com to see more. Here are a few more favorites that I thought were really unique:
This collection is called Spot and would be perfect on anything that needs a little dose of happy.
Wood Grain is the name of this collection; each “finish” is available in wide or narrow versions. Wouldn’t this be perfect for “guy” cards and gifts?
This collection, designed by artist Yoko Inoue, is called Graffiti. Each roll contains almost 50 feet of tape and is priced at just $3.50; the six-roll combo pack is $19.50. You could place one strip of this across a blank card, stamp or handwrite “hello” and pop it in the mail in about five minutes. I love that!
Stacey Janning, owner of Wishy Washi Tape, shares some great information on the company’s Web site about the history of washi tape, including its environmentally-friendly properties. Be sure to check out the “What Is Washi Tape?” section of the site here: http://www.wishywashi.com/what-is-washi-tape
The staff at Wishy Washi Tape also maintains an ultra-cool Pinterest board filled with inspiring project ideas. http://pinterest.com/wishywashitape/washi-tape-projects/
I’m going to leave you with a list of easy ways to incorporate washi tape into your crafting, plus a fun contest.
10 Super-Easy Ways to Washi:
- Food flags (cut tape and wrap around top of a toothpick)
- Gift tags (apply one or more strips across bottom of a manila shipping tag)
- Mini bud vases (wrap tape around any recycled glass bottle; tie with baker’s twine bow)
- Pretty packages (dress up white or kraft gift boxes with tape strips)
- Die cuts (apply tape strips to cardstock; die cut heart, flower, star, etc.)
- Office supplies (dress up binder clips, file folders, even pens and pencils)
- Jumbo monogram (buy huge papier-maché letter at craft store; cover with tape)
- Journal cover (add tape strips; stamp “Journal” or name with permanent ink)
- Party favors (put treats in glassine bag, add one strip of tape and a cute sticker)
- Stylish storage (wrap tape around recycled cans; fill with pens, make-up brushes, etc.)
Wishy Washi Tape is giving away a Small Polar Bear Animal Tape Dispenser (the large polar bear is shown above), plus a few rolls of tape, to one lucky winner on our blog. All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment on this blog post by April 25th with your favorite way to washi. We’ll announce the winner on April 26th.
For tape dispenser ordering information (in case you just can’t wait), here’s a link: http://www.wishywashi.com/product/animal-tape-dispensers
Dawn Gehring, Crafts ‘n things Editorial Staff