Washi Tape - Japanese decorative tapes

Washi Tape - Japanese decorative tapes

bird housesWashi Tape

Today's post is Sponsored by United Tapes

My new 20 rolls of Washi tapes from United Tapes have arrived! I am so excited to see what can be done with these pretty tapes that measure 15mm (.59“) wide and 5m (16.4 ft) long. I like that the tapes are sticky yet can be easily peeled off. This makes them great for borders around dollhouse rooms. They leave no residue behind which means I can experiment putting them in all sorts of things. I ordered mine from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/B071Z7SVKC

In case you are wondering what exactly Washi tape is here is what I found : It’s actually a decorative adhesive tape made from traditional Japanese paper (wa meaning ‘Japanese’ and shi meaning 'paper’) that’s great for craft or journaling. Okay, but washo special about it? Unlike western paper which is made from tree pulp, washi comes from Japanese shrubs.

Washi tape can be used to decorate a variety of items you have in your home or office. Since I have started to make miniatures, I wanted to share some ideas how Washi tape can be used for dollhouse and miniature room scapes as well. So over the time I will be adding more tipe to this post. 

Decorate Folder Clips

Folder Clips decorated with Washi Tape

This is a super quick and easy way to dress up your folder clips. Just tear or cut off a piece of tape stick to the black parts of the clip. For those looking to make handbags for their dolls, this is a very quick way to accessories and add some handbags to your doll's closet. 

Miniature bird houses

Another quick tip what you can do with Washi Tape. Here I have used it to quickly transform my miniature birdhouses.

Washi Tape

Cut the desired birdhouse shape using either cardboard or wood. Since my birdhouses are at 1/24 scale I was able to use the Washi Tape as is.

 wooden birdhouse

I recommend placing the tape before assembling the pieces. Since Washi Tape can easily be removed and repositioned experiment with the look.

 bird houses

I ended up using a combination of three tape colors and just love how theses tiny houses turned out.