I keep several rolls of washi tape right on my desk, using it to seal letters (coordinating it to the stamp) and to tape the occasional postcard to my office wall. The entire practice made me feel pretty creative, that is until Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything from Workman landed in my mailbox.
Written by Amy Anderson, creator of washitapecrafts.com and modpodgerocksblog.com, the paperback takes you through easy-as-pie crafts such as designing coasters, creating faux wallpaper, fashioning a clutch, adding flair to your bicycle — but I think my favorite (and most ambitious) projects is the faux floral bouquet pictured on the cover. Best of all, the book is completely self-contained and packaged with ten 18-foot rolls of washi in custom-designed patterns.
Here’s a few of the adorable (not to mention reasonably simple) holiday projects waiting within.
The book also cover techniques such as precision tearing, wrapping and weaving, and how to make bows, rosettes and other shapes — all the tools to improvise your own projects — plus how to seal and weatherproof designs to make them more permanent.
Perfect as a self-splurge or a gift for that crafter searching for a new project, buy it here for $19.95.