Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Washi Tape Review and Giveaway

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I received 2 packs of Washi Tape Pretty Tape for my honest review.

I have never worked with washi tape before. For my first project, and guaranteed success, I chose to do a light switch cover for my daughters room to start. I took a plain plastic cover and started in the middle of the light switch and wrapped the edge under the backside. I then matched up the pattern with the next strip of tape until the light switch cover was complete. The tape was strong and easily positioned when I laid it down crooked. I tried ripping the tape from the top edge where I cut and it ripped easily, but when I snipped a section, where the switch goes in, and pushed on it which did not rip easily. This resulted in the tape slightly bunching but it was easily fixed. This was before I fixed the bunching. But how adorable is this? I was able to smooth out the bumps and kept the extra on around the corners so it held down after I screwed it onto the light switch. We are in the process of moving so I didn't install but will update with a picture of it installed in the new place. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now that I am hooked on Washi tape its time to go find new uses for this stuff! I LOVE it!! You could use this on a myriad of projects and for decorations that need fresh looks! I have been browsing for days now. There are SO many ideas, so little time! Here are some of my favorites

Decoration: Mirrors, cupcake stands, closet doors with insets, Corkboard borders, picture frames or a faux matting, jaxx up plain vases, cover cardboard letters for a child's room, paint a canvas in contrasting color and then do a chevron or abstract pattern on top, abstract wall art, baseboard or wall border, wrap around clear or frosted candle holders, wrap around rim of indoor potted plants, jazz up acrylic serving trays, or Christmas ornaments.

Kids: Washi tape race track on the floor, put a few strips of the tape across a plain colored not card for pizzazz, Headbands, wrap pencils to make them fancy, cover metal band aid containers for holding Band-Aids, mints, or little treasures, jewelry, transform jars into simple vases, coasters, wrap cheap plastic bangles with tape for fancy jewelry, step stools, or a door frame.
 
Gifts: For those who like to bake print a tag slightly smaller than your plain food grade boxes and take the washi tape to tape the boxes closed while holding your tag in place.  

Practical uses as well, wrap around phone chargers (if not a universal charger) to distinguish whose is whose, wrap a clear jar to make it a decorative pen holder, Use the tape to cover the home keys on a keyboard if your teen is learning to type (you may want to write the letters on top of the washi tape), or wine glass tags for guests.
 
 
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28 comments:

  1. There are so many things to do with this tape! I never would have thought you could do so much!!

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  2. Not sure what I would use it for but I'm sure we'd have a ton of fun with it!

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  3. I would decorate my daughter's room and maybe do some Christmas gifts as well!

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  4. I love all the designs. This would be fun to use on the kids notebooks too.

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  5. Wow, what gorgeous tapes available. So many uses--great for snailmail correspondence.

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  6. So many great items it is hard to choose. My daughter loves rubber stamps so I would choose something from their selection there.

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  7. So many great colors! I think I'd get really inspired!

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  8. I think I'd get the mini starter kit in dark colors. I'm thinking that you could make some pretty jewelry with podpodge!

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  9. There are so many patterns and endless uses....I've been wanting to try using washi tape for several different craft projects around our house.

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  10. I like that it encourages creativity! I'm already brainstorming ideas for wasabi tape projects!

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    1. :) Me too! Let me know if you find any great ideas.

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  11. id like the V Chevron Washi Tape Green, Black, Navy Blue SET of 3 (Chugoku)

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  12. I like the variety of prints available.

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  13. I would get the Peppermint Bakers Twine - Red, Pink, White Stripe Divine Twine.

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  14. Love the Colorful Rainbow Dots Washi Tape Pretty Tape

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  15. I like the colorful rainbow dots tape! Super cute!

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  16. I like the Mod Chevron Washi Tape!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. If I won, I'b buy a number of the Mod Chevron Washi Tapes.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. I love the Poppy Flower Washi Tape Navy Poppy Print, Purple Leafe, Teal Poppy masking tapes - Set of 3 PrettyTape 117ft total. This could be a perfect touch to a gift.

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