It’s no secret to those that know me that I am a washi tape fanatic. In my opinion, one can never have too much washi tape, and I will not listen to anyone who wants to tell me otherwise.
I started using washi tape when I first got into scrapbooking, as I thought it was really pretty and great for decoration, but I’ve since discovered that it has loads of really great uses, and I thought I’d share some of them with you!
First, I’m going to start with its uses in scrapbooking. There are so many ways you can use washi tape in both traditional scrapbooking and Project Life, but my favourite two ways are below. The first way is to add decoration to photos – I especially like this method on polaroids, but it helps solidify a colour scheme with any photo. If you’re using Project Life cards from different collections, washi tape can be a great way of bringing the colour scheme together, or simply adding that little bit extra to a journalling card. In traditional scrapbooking, washi tape can brighten up a boring background and add contrast with premade pages.
My second favourite way to use washi tape is for decorating stuff. The two jars below are just old IKEA candles, which I’ve taken the wax out of and then used to store cotton buds and cotton wool balls. I’ve seen a ton of other DIY’s using washi tape, from things like coloured cords for your chargers to decorating vases, there’s absolutely loads you can decorate with washi tape if you put your mind to it.
Lastly, washi tape makes for great labels. Not only have I added a title to the front of this notebook, I’ve also used washi tape when filing important documents, as you can make tabs really easily, and most washi tape allows you to write on it.
I was recently contacted by Prairie Charms asking if I’d like to get involved with their brand, and when I saw their gorgeous range of washi tapes – I couldn’t say no! I picked the Petra and Quinn tapes, and whilst at £7 a pair they’re a little more expensive than what I’d usually want to spend, they’re really lovely and good quality. I’ve already used the pink polka dot tape above, and I’m so excited for the days of the week one too!
I’ve got some even more exciting things coming up soon with Prairie charms, so hopefully this isn’t the last you’ll see from them on my blog! I might even host my first giveaway, who knows!?