Thursday, July 29, 2010

{Obsession Confession: Japanese Tape}

I have an obsession confession...I LOVE Japanese tape {I'd have to say my friend Ros probably loves it - inside joke - she's bought LOTS} but I really love the idea of taking a plain gift bag, or gift box and decorating it up with this awesome tape! BUT, you don't have to stop there - after doing a search around the web, I found several great photos of DIY projects that kicks using this tape up a few notches...check em out:
Japanese Tape 1
Japanese Tape 2

Japanese Tape 3

Japanese Tape 4

Japanese Tape 5

Japanese Tape 6

Japanese Tape 7

{After seeing some of the inspiration above, I made this candle holder last night by simply wrapping some wire around an old jar, adding a few beads, wrapping a few strips of tape around jar, and dropping in a tea light. I kind like it! What do you think?}

If you too have been inspired and are looking to buy some Japanese tape of your own, then you don't have to look very far - it's everywhere. My favorite shops are:
Happy Shopping & send me your DIY pics!!
love jessica


  1. Lovely post my dear! I've been sticking that tape everywhere but I didn't think about the file folders.

    I need to find a small jar to decorate and use as a pencil cup for my desk.

  2. I kind of love this. I was just looking at a vase I had and decided I wanted to put some great fake flowers from IKEA in there, but was looking for a way to really jazz up the vase. This is great! Can't wait to try it out!

  3. I absolutely adore this. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

  4. p.s. where can I find japanese tape?

  5. Super cute right? :-) At the end of the post I listed a few sites where you can order the tape. Simply click on any of the stores and it will directly link you to their site. ENJOY and please send me your pics! :-)

  6. Cute stuff! Last week we did a whole week worth of projects using Japanese masking tape. From simple stuff around the house, to incorporating tape into your wedding look.


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