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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Deck The Halls with Japanese Masking Tape

Everywhere I look I'm seeing Japanese masking tape and more creative uses for it. I blogged about it a while back but I figure it's worth a revisit. Especially now, since it's so easy to find and buy online. Below you'll find a few projects to make with the tape. Also included our directions on how to create the package above.

Decorative Edge Scissors
Japanese Masking Tape
Cellophane Bag
Ornament ( optional)

Cut out two strips of masking tape the length of the opening of the bag. Trim the edges with decorative scissors. Place the tape on the bottom of the bag so half of it's hanging off. Fold the tape that's hanging off over to the other side. Fill bag with contents. Tape ornament to the top. Place the other strip of masking tape on top of the bag just like you did for the bottom. Done.

Here are a few more ideas to get you inspired.


Suanne said...

now where do you buy this masking tape?

zakkalife said...

I purchase my tape at Daiso but you can buy it online now. Here's a few places:




Hope this helps :)

Violet LeBeaux said...

That's so cool, I can't believe how many colours and styles of tape there are *_* I'm going to have to go find some from the stores you listed!

greetingarts said...

You make the most ordinary of things seem like such a treat. Great idea to trim the edge of the tape with decorative scissors... does it have a backing or does the adhesive gunk up your scissors after a while?

inabsoluteharmony said...

What a great simple, yet stunning idea! 'Thank you' for the pics and the info on where they are available...

*~kAy~* said...

So creative!
Makes the packaging way more interesting!

Ayie said...

the tape alone is a beauty so no wonder adding it to anything can make so much appeal

merry christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool, I've never heard of such a thing! Great holiday ideas!

Novi On The Go said...

Quick and easy tape ideas, thank you for sharing! Your sea glass ornament is so beautiful, I can picture it on a necklace. Merry Christmas Jessica!

Soybean said...

wow so cute... simple yet pleasing. thanks for sharing these ideas.

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