Washi Tape by Many Names
One of the challenges of washi tape is that it often is not called washi tape. Variations include “printed tape”, “paper tape”, or “decorative tape”.
I posted an updated (July 2013) version .
Target and Target.com
Target has Up & Up brand “Printed paper tape”. Unfortunately, not all Target stores have all color options and Target.com does not appear to have the tape. My local Target also had Smash brand tape including a nice one with white on black dots.
Michael’s and Michaels.com
At least some Michael’s stores have Recollections Crafting Tape. Michaels.com has Smash brand paper tape.
Amazon’s stock varies depending on what sellers have in stock. Names vary, but “washi tape”, “paper tape”, and “printed tape” will all give you results. Some tape is listed as eligible for free shipping and some is not.
Barnes & Noble and Bn.com
Bn.com has 7 Gypsies brand paper tape ($7.95) and “Decorative Paper Tape” (price $15.95), and Martha Stewart brand paper tape ($4.99 for four rolls). The marketplace does not have free shipping.
Joann’s Fabric & Craft Stores and Joann.com
Joann.com has Gypsies paper tape and Martha Stewart paper tape. My local one does not appear to have any washi tape equivalent and none of the sales people I talked to are familiar with paper tape, printed tape, etc.
Sears.com has Martha Stewart Brand tape (marketplace)
I have not personally used Cute Tape, but I have seen positive reviews elsewhere and looking over their site they appear to have a large collection of designs. Shipping costs look reasonable.
Find It on Etsy
Etsy is a great place to check for washi tape. One of the Etsy stores I have heard most recommended is Pretty Tape.
Making Your Own
A number of people have come up with DIY washi tape suggestions. DIY washi tape has the advantage of being cheaper and allowing for more variety, but most adhensive substitutes do not have the same qualities as washi tape.
Links to DIY Washi Tape
- DIY Washi Tape (Nifty Thrify)
- Handmade Custom Paper Tape (Just Something I Made)
- 19 Washi Tape Craft Ideas (Tipjunkie)
- How to make Your Own Washi Tape (Glue and Glitter)
- Craft DIY Printed Paper Tape (Aesthetic Nest)
Notes and Linked at
The tape pictured above is from Target.