Office Supply We Love: Washi Tape

Posted on: September 18, 2012
Office Supply We Love: Washi Tape

We love washi tape around here. It’s cute, it’s girly, it’s colorful, it’s fun…yep, it definitely meets all of our criteria for a loveable office supply! Some questions that we’re often asked are “what is washi tape?” and “what can you do with it?” So today, I’m going to answer those questions and also let you know some great spots to purchase washi tape online and around town!

What is washi tape?

Washi tape is made from washi, a type of paper first made in Japan and made up of wood pulp. “Wa” means Japanese and “shi” means paper. Simple enough, right? Washi tape has a transparent quality to it, which allows you to see through it even when it’s printed with graphics. It is easy to reposition and remove which makes it a bit different than American tape.

What to do with washi1 Office Supply We Love: Washi Tape

Keyboard || Envelope Seal || Mason Jar || Bike || Calendar Notes || Heart Treat Bag || Tea Lights

What can I do with it?

There are so many creative uses for washi tape and really the sky (and your imagination) is the limit! In addition to the examples highlighted above, you can also do the following:

Where can I buy it?

Washi tape can be found at several retailers and online shops. Some of my faves include:

How can I store/display it?

Washi Dispensers2 Office Supply We Love: Washi Tape

Whale || Squirrel

washi organizer Office Supply We Love: Washi Tape

Washi Organizer

washi storage Office Supply We Love: Washi Tape

Acrylic Washi Storage

Want more washi? We’ve dedicated a whole board to it on Pinterest!

Do you love washi tape as much as we do?! What have you made with your washi tape?

XO, Louisa

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  1. I’m seriously in love with those squirrel tape dispensers. This was such a great round-up, and thanks for the feature!

    • Thanks Ash! I’m in love with that little squirrel too! At the top of my Christmas list :)

  2. I’m a HUGE love of washi tape! I have a million different kinds and can’t get enough. I especially love using them in my Bible and in my planner. People always ask me “what is washi tape??” or “how do you use it??” but even when I explain it they still seem confused. This was an awesome post! :)

    • Thanks Cait! Love your blog!

  3. What an awesome post!! I’m in love with the squirrel dispencer, too cute!
    Thanks! :)

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my washi tape wrap-around address label tutorial! I’ll be sure to share this via my social media fans!

    • Awesome Alison!!! I love the washi address label idea! So fun!

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