Jan 14, 2013

Easy Washi Tape Garland

Ahhh... washi tape. I read about it for the past year or so, without really knowing what it was. I mentioned it to my husband and he said "um... why is called 'washi'... isn't it just decorative tape?" Well, yes it is. I know it originated in Japan, but luckily it has become widespread enough that you can now find it at the best place on earth, Target.


I store mine in an old pickle jar. Because, well why wouldn't you? Anyway, I made this easy-peasy little tape garland for the new office mantle, and I love it. Plus, it was free (aaaaand so is every single project I've been mentioning lately!).



I used twine as the "base," but you could use ribbon, yarn, anything really. Just flip the tape over the twine, stick it together and cut it off with a triangular indention.


Easy, right? What do you think? Have used 'washi' tape before? Have you seen any cool projects using it? 

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33 comments:

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, Heather! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  2. I need Washi tape!!!!

    I've been saying that for months, but now I'm really serious. I need some.

    Cute, cute little banner.
    ~FringeGirl

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    1. FringeGirl, you DEFINITELY need some. I use it for so many things!

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  3. I love washi tape, they are so cute and fun. What a great idea for an easy garland!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I love washi tape too, Yi-chia! And I love projects that are super easy :)

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  4. so cute! I've been eyeing washi tape for awhile without knowing what to do with it, too....maybe I'll make something like that!

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    1. Haha I was the same way about washi tape - "what will I use it for?" But now that I have some I use it all the time!

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  5. so cute! and I have everything I need to make this to dress up my little cube

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    1. Yay! I hadn't even thought about putting a garland in my office but now it's definitely on the radar :)

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  6. How cute! I haven't heard of that tape before. I love how you store it too.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Jessica you definitely need some! I seriously use it for so many things!

      Gotta love old pickle jars :)

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  7. Super cute, chic & colorful. Love the Aquas, Turquoise, Teals & Oranges - they pair so well together. I love keeping vases around my house and decorating little jar glasses whenever I can so this garland project is something I know I could do. I could also stick them to glasses as a ribbon. I will have to look for these when I come to the States and shop at Target - one of my most favorite places, too.


    Oh Ashley and here take a peek:
    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2013/01/weeks-best-looks-january-13th-2013.html?showComment=1358199403113#c2503988276526591856


    Have A Fab Week, Girl. <3 Ada.

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    1. Yes - you can definitely use washi tape in place of ribbon in most circumstances. It's also not super-sticky so it is easy to remove so it's perfect for sprucing up almost anything!

      Thanks for including me in the best looks, Ada - I'm so honored!

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  8. I have to say, I love the idea of reusing your pickle jar :)

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    1. Hahaha yes! Of course it's partially to reminisce on all the good memories we had while snacking on pickles :)

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  9. I love this! So cute. I'm a new follower ;) I love how you have the Pantone colour of the year on your blog.

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    1. I'm so glad you're here - Jamie!

      Emerald green is my favorite color ever - kind of pumped that Pantone is into this year too, ha!

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  10. So cute!! Love washi tape and this is a great idea!

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    1. Isn't washi tape so awesome!? I keep getting more and more ideas about how to use it!

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  11. Great idea. I've been wanting to try washi tape and you may have finally given me some inspiration!

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    1. Yes! You should definitely go for it - I'm obsessed :)

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  12. Hi Ashley, I found you over at the Sundae Scoop Link Party. This is so darn cute, and so easy. I have some Washi Tape that I haven't yet figured out what to do with. Might have to give this one a try! So glad you shared this cute little project. Have a great week!

    Debbie

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! I'm so glad you came by and I am glad you liked the garland!

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  13. Love this. Such a great idea for Valentines Day decor too!!

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    1. Oooh I love that idea - maybe using a pink and red scheme with the tape! So many different ways to switch it up!

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  14. Hi there,

    I'm your newest follower from the Totally Awesome blog roll! I hope you follow me back!

    xo Michelle
    misanthropycreation.com

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    1. Hi Michelle! I'm so glad you are here! I will definitely come visit you!

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  15. haha target really is the best place on earth! i'd buy that whole place out in a heartbeat. and the garland is super cute- i love how colorful it is. and your husbands reaction is such a boy reaction =P

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    1. I know, right?! I was like, "no it's WASHI tape. That makes it cooler." And I'm with you - Target is my budget's worst enemy :)

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