Washi tape is way better than ordinary tape! By sticking it on a few common household items, you can effortlessly transform them go from boring to awesome. Washi tape comes in a ton of bright and colorful patterns and can be found at most hobby supply stores. Plus, the tape is almost as strong as duct tape, so it’s just as functional as it is pretty.
Bling out a bottle. Move over, spray paint! There’s a better way to decorate your bottles. First, remove any labels from your glass bottles (you can speed up the process by soaking them in hot water). Then, wrap washi tape around them in a design of your choice. Wrap horizontal layers around the center, base or neck of the bottle, or go vertical like this lovely step-by-step from Jessica at How About Orange. Then, all it takes is a flower or two, and you’ve got a killer vase.
Decorate your walls. Oh, the possibilities. If you want to add some life to your walls, layer different patterns atop each other on a few blank canvases. Or, transform your favorite photo! Line the matting of your photograph with the pattern of your choice, or cover a flat frame with tape like Andrea from The Cottage Market.
Improve your gift wrap. Go the extra mile for someone special and get creative with your gifting! Whether it’s for party favors, a baby shower or the holidays, this is a surefire way to add some originality to your gifts. Upgrade a paper birthday card with a few strips of tape or simply wrap your gift in Kraft paper and drop some washi tape stripes on that beast.
Make magnets. Chances are, you have a couple of magnets on your fridge that you didn’t buy (or ask for). We like to call these “junk mail magnets.” While a business giving you magnets to help you remember the company name is a nice gesture (sorta), they’re rarely attractive. Change that! Peel off any paper attached to the flat magnet, or stick a white mailing label over the front. Then, cover the face of the magnet with washi tape! Cut the magnet in half and trim the ends unevenly to give it the appearance that the “tape” has been torn. You can also make a magnet for your dishwasher.