Rage Crafting: Using up that washi tape stash

// via my Instagram: ohmorgosh //

Remember a few years ago, we all bought like 90 rolls of Japanese washi tape because the internet said so? I know I wasn’t the only one with the ungodly obsession with the stuff. I mean, it IS freaking adorable and surely has a billion uses, but ohmygah it lasts forever.

I love the tape, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I’ve been using it to seal up Etsy packages, to decorate my spy notebooks journals, to wallpaper dollhouse rooms, to cover magnets and on and on, but the stupid rolls never get any smaller. It’s like Willy Wonka met up with a crafty Japanese tape inventor and created The Everlasting Washi Tape. Corny ramblings aside: IT NEEDS TO END NAO.

I was fiddling around with my stash earlier and found a few new uses I haven’t seen on Pinterest. This is a big deal you know. I don’t want to get all Ranty McRanterson and start bashing Pinterest again, but it has pretty much ruined my creative life and finds new ways to crush my spirit of originality daily. I’m dancing dangerously close to the edge of the emo cliff, so let’s just get to the point:

WASHI TAPE BOWS!

I AM ORIGINAL! I MADE SOMETHING OUT OF TAPE THAT I MAKE OUT OF NEARLY EVERY OTHER MATERIAL KNOWN TO MAN, BUT I AM ORIGINALLLLL!

Whoaaaa, slow down there, happy pants. Didn’t you forget a little thing called Google image search?

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Just to name a few examples.

So all that to say…

9 thoughts on “Rage Crafting: Using up that washi tape stash

  1. “IT NEEDS TO END NAO!l” shut up, I will pee myself LOL Your bows are way cuter. Better is more important than original.

    Adding you on instagram stat, Madmama.

  2. ha ha!!! you are so hilarious! I hate that, just when you think you are original and so clever, something like a stupid google search or pinterest search shatters the illusion forever. My advice: don’t do a google search and believe happily, even if only for a small while, that you are the only one making/doing it. hee hee!

  3. Hmm, I’m sensing a rage pattern. I can’t wait to see Rage Drugstore Eyeliners. I’m thinking you might go for a bold look? Lol, seriously though pinterest totally took my crafting mojo. I hate that I can’t think of anything not done! Where is my ultra cool pinnable idea that I can then cry about everyone copying? And why am I rambling so much?

  4. Um, yeah. Pinterest & Google search together are evil twins of originality crushing despair (But I can’t seem to using them either..see? Evil). Someone once told me though that even though it seems like EVERYTHING has been done before, YOU haven’t done it before, which put a totally new spin and style on it. I’ll just cling to that when I start getting frustrated for the upteenth time! Thanks for keeping it real and voicing my sentiments! It’s nice knowing I’m not alone.

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