Happy Pi Day, everyone!! Do you remember all these cute washi tape rolls that I got when I was in Japan in January? They are so pretty and precious, I almost don’t want to use them up!
A reader asked me to share some projects that involve these Japanese masking tapes so here is one way that I’ve been using my washi tape. I like to wrap my gifts with recycled brown paper bags (so eco-friendly and San Franciscan!) and the washi tape is a quick and easy way to spruce up the otherwise plain gift wrapping. It’s fun to come up with cute designs that pertain to the recipient. Below is an example of a gift I gave a 3 year old who loves the ocean and sea creatures:
Another fun way is to decorate the wrapping by spelling out the recipient’s name instead of using a gift tag:
You can spruce up gift bags, too!!
Isn’t these colorful polka dotted washi tape so cute?
I was recently browsing through one of my favorite stores, The Paper Source, and found that they sold these exact same polka dotted tape there!! If you don’t want to go all the way to Japan, you can buy both rolls here online for $11.50 at The Paper Source. I also found the tape much cheaper here for $4. Cutetape.com is a very affordable online store for washi tape and they have a great selection! It’s cheaper buying it from them than to buy it in Japan!