Friday, January 6, 2017

Washi tape

Be prepared. I am about to get Martha Stewart all over you. I have bought a lot of washi tape (Japanese decorative tape) recently in my new adventures in keeping a bullet journal. But it has come in handy in so many other ways. I was recently poking around my favorite antique store when I found these sweet little berry boxes:

I am always on the lookout for new ways to display my cards and artwork. During the holiday season, I had a lot of my display boxes and baskets tied up at various holiday shows and shops. I need more ways to display my work every year as my list of sellers expands. The berry boxes were perfect for all my new card lines at the perfect price ($5 for a whole stack of them) but they were just a little bit inexpensive looking. I was trying to figure out how to make them look a bit more stylish but still keep their sweet garden feel — oh and not spend a cent to do it — when I remembered all the lovely washi tape I had in my studio. A simple stripe of tape across the front of each and I felt like the tape dressed up each berry box in an understated way without taking away from the product I was displaying and selling.

And after spending about an hour on Pinterest looking at what others have made with washi tape, I am making a trip back to the craft store to get more colors and patterns for other project ideas. If Martha Stewart calls, tell her I'm busy. I am digging around in my drawers looking for the rest of my washi supplies!

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