When I purchased my first roll of washi tape, I thought it was the best thing to come to cute packaging and wrapping....and then I stumbled across fabric tape. So amazingly cute and easy to make! Plus, it's probably cheaper than washi tape and you can customize your tape through your choice of fabric. It's a win for me. Here's how I make it:
♥ pinking shears, scissors, rotary cutter
♥ double-sided carpet tape (I used the ACE Hardware brand)
♥ assorted scrap fabric
♥ cutting mat
1 ♥ cut several pieces of the carpet tape into 2-3 inch strips. Lay the sticky side on the fabric smoothing out any wrinkles along the way. Tip: Use a bone folder to really smooth out any wrinkles! Using the rotary cutter, trim the excess fabric around each of the strips.
2 ♥ cut the pieces to desired size and use the pinking shears to add a decorative trim to the tape. Woot! You're done!
Super easy, right? I think the roll of double sided carpet tape cost about $4.00. Compare that to one roll of washi tape--not too bad! Also, rather than making little strips, you can make longer pieces for gift wrapping and other projects where you might need more than a piece--also, available in my shop! =)
Use your "custom" tape for all sorts of projects from making your own cupcake toppers to embellishing clothespins...the possibilities are endless!
♥ Happy Crafting! ♥