Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Little Pieces of Japan - Japanese Masking Tape

I went a little mad on shopping for Japanese masking tape on this trip.  I'm not sure if it wasn't around when I lived there last, or if I hadn't seen it, but the first time I saw this gorgeous product was on this post over at a Spoonful of Sugar.  I quickly hunted some down and have been quite addicted ever since.

I love the pretty colours and designs it comes in.  I love how easy it is to use on so many surfaces.  I love how I can reuse little pieces over and over again.  Little strips hold notes to myself next to my desk.  I've used it to decorate old jars that hold paint brushes and pens.  I've used it in my journal, but there are oh so many more things I can do with it.

I also came home with a book for inspiration, the same book that Lisa showed us in that original post.

More masking tape inspiration here, here, here, here and here.

You can buy the masking tape (also known as "washi tape") from a number of places online including (insert shameless plug) my good friend's store on Etsy.

I'm now off to play with some more.  I'm trying to organise all the tasks involved in running a small business and think the tape will be a fun and pretty way to colour code my new schedule.


K and S said...

they seem to have become popular over the last couple of years, I think :) I've never bought some, but have been looking at them whenever I go into LOFT.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your stash of tape looks really pretty! It is highly addictive but has so many uses:) Enjoy...

Crafty Japan said...

Thanks for you plug Mello ☆ I love me some mt tape too! Have you checked out my Colte and Hungry Caterpillar range? Ryder loooves ;-)

Hot Fudge said...

I think I have tape envy.

Welcome home Mel - I have been flat out and am just catching up on my blog reading. Am looking forward to hearing of your adventures first-hand.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Welcome back Mel :-) I never knew you could do so many nice things with that tape!


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