Washi tape, you have seen it out there all over craft blogs and Pinterest, but what is it? “Washi” come from wa – for Japanese, and “shi” for paper. Washi is manufactured from ‘green’ resources, such as the bark of the gampi tree, paper mulberry, mitsumata shrub, bamboo, hemp, or wheat. Washi tape feels like masking tape, and like masking tape, it can easily be removed. That being said, it is like masking tape, if you adhere it to paper, you may be able to remove it, but you will have to work at it and do it slowly; however, if you use it on glass, metal or plastic, it will come off easier. If you want to decorate something with washi tape for a temporary time, such as a party; for easiest removal, remove it as soon as possible after the event. The beauty of washi tape is that it comes in endless colors and patterns making it a wonderful product for crafting, and of course, party and home decor! Today I will bring you all kinds of party decor ideas, and next week I will feature home decor ideas with washi tape!
Look how special these simple plastic straws become when you add a little washi tape flag to each one!
How about dressing up your place cards with washi tape?
Fun homemade bunting created from washi tape for party decor.
Of course you may want a card decorated with washi tape.
Create washi tape centerpieces with bottles and jars painted white and decorated with washi tape.
Add a pop of color and fun to wooden spoons for party foods.
Cupcake, or in this case, muffin flags from washi tape!
Ucreate offers a nice tutorial for how to create these cute party favor bags made with washi tape.
Look how cute these favor bottles are when trimmed with washi tape.
These are some great ideas, aren’t they? If you are going to use washi tape for an upcoming party, what are you planning to create? Share your ideas and pictures with me here at Celebrate and Decorate!