I have many fond memories of washi tape – At my (very DIY) wedding, we used it to decorate tea lights and mason jars, which looked super pretty. Turns out, you can use washi tape for all sorts of things. I’ll certainly give gift wrapping with washi tape a go this Christmas, especially as I still have some reindeer patterned tape somewhere in my crafts stash…
Basic Stripes and Patterns
Even if you’re not feeling that creative you can make that gift look nice. Look what they do at the Fox and Star!
And then you could, of course, level up your stripes and go all geometric like the folks at DIY Inspired.
Nothing says ‘Happy Birthday’ like some candles, like these here from Anastasia of anastasia-marie.com.
Need an excuse to buy more punches? Over at Milligram, they use a heart shaped punch to cut these little shapes. Now, admittedly this is a bit fiddly, but if the recipient of the gift appreciates the effort (that means any of my friends are out), then this is a worthwhile idea.
Another idea from The Fox and Star – This time, it’s bows.
The Style Curator brings us one of the most minimalistic trees ever. You could add more to it, like polka dots for baubles and a bit of string for a garland if you feel really fancy. Or you could leave it just as it is and pretend you’re all artsy.
Another fun idea comes from Stampington. So if you don’t have time to pluck a bird, you can always use washi tape. Plus, it comes in a lot fancier patterns (unless you have access to a parrot).
A classic theme for gifts is flowers, and using washi tape for your wrapping means you can add these little beauties really easily without having to worry about wilting. While the ones from It Happens in a Blink are actually on gift tags, who says you can’t use them all over your presents? That’s right.
I have a thing for tassels. I just love them, and I sure love these from Hey There Home. And the good thing about washi tape tassels is that you can use the most outrageous patterns and they will always look awesome.
Bunting always means party, so it’s perfect for gifts! Over at The Decorator’s Notebook, they use this washi tape bunting for thank-you cards, however they would work just as well for gift wrapping – once you get over how fiddly a job this is.
Last but not least, a cute winter idea from The Child at Heart. These washi tape snowflakes are so easy to make. I like the combination with the candy cane, however I imagine that even the snowflake on its own, maybe in a funky pattern, would look good.
Just to round things off, let’s quickly check out these companions to your washi tape masterpieces. Because what is a gift without a tag or a card?
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