Here is where I proclaim my LOVE for washi (paper) tape! It can be used for SOOOOO many things. Some of the typical uses are to label file folders, decorate a wrapped present instead of using ribbon, transform an old coffee can into a beautiful utensil holder and the most popular use is probably for scrapbooking! I am going to share a few ways that washi tape ROCKS my world! When I first bought it I was just labeling folders like any other teacher would and I got bored with it, so I stopped! I threw the rolls I had left on my cute little "thinking" plate and I made them sit there until I figured out a better way to use them. I use this plate all the time. It is so freaking adorable! Guess where I got it? Duh....Target! So anyway, Pinterest helped a little with some of the ideas I listed below but I didn't come up with anything extraordinary until a couple days ago. Yup, a light bulb went off! I am so in love with these ideas that I might sleep with a couple rolls of washi tonight...lol j/k!
My friends below were in timeout for about 2 weeks...lol! Seriously, I was annoyed that I couldn't think of anything so I punished them. Shortly after the 2 weeks had passed I came across an old jewelry holder that I had stored away in my loft. I was actually going to sell it at my sister's garage sale the other weekend and I am SO GLAD I didn't it. I have repurposed it and it is now my favorite piece in my work space. I decided to hang all of my rolls of washi tape on it and it is so freakin adorable! It melts my heart =)
Okay, here is the most exciting part; my "light bulb" idea. I was going into my kitchen to get my vitamins the other morning and I looked at how bad the insides of my cabinets were starting to look, especially near the front edges of the shelves. Of course, I immediately think, "why can't Candice Olson or Sabrina Soto come to my house and give me a surprise makeover?" I know I know, keep dreaming right? So back to reality, I knew I wanted to do something and that's when I headed back to my desk to check my phone and I looked at my washi tree. LIGHT BULB! The next thing I said out loud to myself was "I am a freakin genius!" Yup, I decided to line the front of my cabinets with the tape. So stinkin excited about this. Keep in mind I had been hating my kitchen cabinets for such a long time now and to finally find a cheap way to spice them up makes me so incredibly happy. If you walked in on me after I had just finished applying the tape you probably would have been like "OMG....she is way too excited about this!"
I have a specific code I used to label them and it saves me from writing too much on such a small swatch. That way if someone else likes that color I don't have to take the tape off for them. They can still see majority of the swatch.
I recently stocked up on more because they were on sale...CHA CHING! Sale ends Oct. 13th. Get your butts out to Target and get some.
So it all started here on my thinking plate! Lesson learned, don't ever give up! Get yourselves a thinking plate and make it happen!