DIY Inspiration: Japanese Washi Tape

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japanese washi tape DIY projects

Elizabeth from To Be Charmed sent over some fabulous DIY inspiration starring Japanese washi tape that she thought you guys would love – and I couldn’t agree more! In fact, I can’t wait to try this stuff out myself and just researched a bunch of different places to purchase washi tape (resources listed below).

If you’re not yet familiar with Japanese washi tape, it’s basically a multi-purpose adhesive tape (similar to masking tape) that’s used for things like gift-wrapping embellishments and arts & crafts projects.

japanese washi tape DIY projects

Pictured above and below are some fantastic examples from Elizabeth that demonstrate how the tape looks applied to vases and paper cups.

These examples utilize bright colors and fillers that are perfect for Spring… she even uses simple white eggs as a filler in of the vases – great inspiration for Easter celebrations!

japanese washi tape DIY projects

Click here for more tips and DIY details from Elizabeth over at her {absolutely adorable!} blog. She also includes some helpful hints that she learned along the way to help make things easier on you.

japanese washi tape DIY projects

japanese washi tape DIY projects

Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!


Japanese Washi Tape – Where to Buy:
(The following shops have a GREAT selection of colors & patterns!)

Happy Tape
Pretty Tape

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

36 responses to “DIY Inspiration: Japanese Washi Tape”

  1. Aggie says:

    That is just way cool!

  2. Helena says:

    I love what she did!! really really lovely job!

  3. Lila Ferraro says:

    So gorgeious! Totally puts me in the spring mood!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  4. Deemarie Parsons says:

    Cool projects! I will also check her blog.

  5. Dognbird says:

    This is simply genius!

  6. Gray says:

    What a great idea. I can’t wait to get some Washi tape.

  7. Gray says:

    What a great idea. I can’t wait to get some Washi tape.

  8. Loves.

    Tipsies: I recently picked up a number of rolls of similar in fun patterns at Michael’s in the $1 bins.

    I just used the red polka dot one here (in link above when you click my name) for the out of town mailed version of this invite and then at the party this weekend to add interest to the plain white cake table tablecloth.

    I also picked up some super cute acid green striped tape that I’m using to make “art” and other assorted goodies for a girl’s night party I’m cohosting this weekend.

    GET THIS TAPE, It’s my new fave “tool.”

  9. Rowaida Flayhan says:

    simply gorgeous!

  10. Elizabeth Goodman says:

    HWTM – Thank you so much for posting the vases I decorated with Japanese Washi tape. All the wonderful feed back has been so incredible inspiring :)

    ~ Elizabeth Goodman

  11. The Fairy says:

    Way cool. I can’t wait to try it!

  12. Linda says:

    How innovative! I especially like the ones with the cut out and scalloped edged ones!

  13. Julianne says:

    What a chic idea, a great way to change a vase and add color!

  14. These are SO cute! What a budget-friendly way to add some personalized style to accessories, centerpieces, and more.

  15. Janice says:

    cute cute and more cute – they are so awesome!!

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  18. Jill says:

    Wow, these are so cute! What a great idea!


  19. So pretty… and easy, which I love! Thank you for sharing!

  20. Erica says:

    The Greeting Farm is another great place to pick up some Washi tape (and they’re pretty competitive with price)