How to

Three festive ways with washi tape

Make your own modern decorations and gifts with these easy ideas for washi tape

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Custom gift tags

Keep costs down this Christmas by making your own gift tags. Using washi tape, make your own designs on plain white gift tags. Be as creative as possible and have some fun. Get the kids in on the action, too.

You will need:

  • Plain gift tags • Washi tape • Scissors • Twine

Get the look: White gift tags, $3.99 pack of 20, from Spotlight; marble washi tape, $5 a roll, from Pop Roc Parties; all other washi tape, $3.99 a roll, from The Warehouse; twine, $7.99 a roll, from Typo; all other props, stylist’s own.

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Reindeer wall art

Using this picture as a guide, cut washi tape to the desired lengths and create your own reindeer wall art. Our reindeer is 60cm high.

You will need:

  • Roll of washi tape • Blank painted wall

Get the look: White table, $35, from Kmart; all other props, stylist’s own.

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Cute tealights

Jazz up some plain tealights by simply wrapping washi tape around the sides. Pop in a little bag and give as a gift, or place a few on a tray as a table decoration.

You will need:

  • Washi tape • Tealight candles

Get the look: Tealight candles, $3 for pack of 10, from The Warehouse; marble washi tape, $5 a roll, from Pop Roc Parties; all other washi tape, $3.99 a roll, from The Warehouse; stars and dots, stylist’s own.

Photography by: Melanie Jenkins
Projects by: Vanessa Nouwens

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