Gift Wrap Ideas (3): Washi Tape Gift Wrap
Today is the third day of my 12 days of Christmas Gift Wrap ideas: Washi Tape
There can’t be many people who don’t know what Washi tape is by now. But just in case: Washi is a paper tape made from rice paper. It is easy to tear, stick and reposition. It comes in a bajillion different patterns and colours, and can be written on, making it incredibly easy to pimp up parcels or simple stationery. With washi tape, anyone can feel creative. There wash tape infomercial over!
If you type washi tape into google or pinterest, you will be overwhelmed by beautiful tapes and creative uses for this tape. I’ve selected my favourite 10 to show you how easy it is to add a bit of washi love to your parcels.
Not strictly speaking gift wrap – these amazing scarves from mollymoocrafts are too cute not to be included. And you could do this on a parcel, so it counts right?
Washi tape makes great faux feathers. Get the details from Stampington Perfect for a little gift embellishment.
4. FLOWER GIFT TAGS
These cute It Happens in a Blink flower gift tags are a great way to use floral washi tape as gift wrap.5. NUMBER
This number washi using a variety of different patterns was from A Ratherlovelywedding blog. Sadly the website is no longer available.
Again, there are lots of great examples of these on pinterest. Adding a few ink flourishes makes a huge difference. This is a cute example from Orange Gift Bag
7. BOW & BUNTING
Tea for Joy have some lovely examples of bunting being used as 2D bows or to make bunting on gift wrap.8. PRINT YOUR OWN WASHI
A Girl And A Glue Gun has a great tutorial on how to print you own words on your washi. Perfect for any gift event.9. WORDS
Rather like the numbers above, washi has been used here to spell out a message. This could be used to write the recipients name in washi. Found on pinterest, unfortunately I can’t find the link to this original post.
10. SIMPLE EMBELLISHMENT
These glassine Bags were perked up with washi tape by michellewooderson beautifully.I use washi tape all the time just to smarten up simple gift wrap paper. These were both photos I posted on Instagram.
The first used greaseproof paper.The second a page from my daughters excercise book
Washi Tape is so versatile. Do you have a favourite? I’d love to hear it.
And don’t forget to check out my other gift wrap posts.