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Ideas for decorating with washi tape (Part 1)

What is washi tape?

Washi(和紙)is a style of paper that was originated in Japan, but now it is sold ads used worldwide. Washi is commonly made by using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub or the paper mulberry but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice and wheat. The word “washi” comes from wa “Japanese” and shi “ paper”and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.

Nowadays, we call washi tape one kind of masking tape made of paper that is usually decorated with very beautiful patterns.

Ideas for decorating with washi tape

For first idea for decorating with washi tape you just need a white clothes rack and some colorful washi tape. It is one of the easiest washi tape projects and it looks really cool, don’t’ you think so?

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The second idea is decorating tables with washi tape. Here you have some examples of what you can do with washi tape. You can cover the whole table with washi tape or create a pattern.

You can also use washi tape to decorate your desk. As you can see it is really easy and a fabulous way to customize your furniture.

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The next idea is using old or ugly cabinets and decorating them with washi tape. As in the previous example, you can cover the whole surface, just one part of make some kind of pattern, it’s up to you.

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Another idea could be decorating the legs of your tables or chairs, as you can see in the image below.

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The last idea is using washi tape for decorating doors. You can use it for different kind of home styles and in different rooms, you just need to think about the best colors and patterns that fit that ambience.

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Eva Osuna

Marketing student based in Madrid. Passionate of languages and handcrafting. Interested in design, arts, fashion and communication. Tavelling and food lover.

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