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Wee find: Decorative tapes

Here’s something completely non-essential that I can’t stop looking at: decorative tape. I briefly touched on the subject recently when I posted about Lazy Oaf, but I’ve since found a couple of relatively new UK-based online shops that do a particularly good job at sourcing some hard-to-find varieties from Japan, Korea, the US and beyond.


I’ve been gifted some very cool Japanese MT Tape (above, £5.95 for a pack of two) by
Nonesuchthings, who describes her website as ‘somewhere between a blog
and a shop’. It’s made from Washi (rice) paper and is removable, so
it can be used for all sorts of crafty and enterprising endeavours.



Meanwhile, Papermash (above) stocks all manner of gorgeous stationery goodies that excites paper nerds like myself, including a lovely lace design (£3.75, above) and a pretty illustrative birdy tape. Don’t miss the ‘Free’ page which features a nifty downloadable snowflakes votive project (very pretty for Christmas).

  • http://www.caralaw.wordpress.com Cara

    Ooo – what pretty tapes and just in time for Christmas too :) Off to look at the shops, though may have to hide the debit card first…

  • http://www.whatkatiedoes.net katie

    Shame it’s all so expensive, it’s 60p a roll in Japan! I should have bought even more than I did!

  • Charlotte

    Rob Ryan also does lovely tape that’s perfect for Christmas :]

  • http://www.themakelounge.com jennifer | the make lounge

    We’re hoping to start stocking it soon, too. Love it!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kel_eh Kel_eh

    Present and correct has a range of these too. So addictive!

  • http://www.domesticsluttery.com Siany

    Loving decorative tape at the moment! I’m sticking it everywhere! And it’s making putting up prints and memos much more fun!

  • http://cricketandpip.blogspot.com Jen

    Love these tapes!!!
    Thank you.

  • http://www.top5photos.wordpress.com Helena

    Yes, yes yes!
    I really like the cloudy sky tapes at Lazy Oaf. Paperchase occasionaly does nice ones (I’ve got some coloured holographic ones from there). My current favourite was given to me as a gift, and it resembles a zipper!

  • http://gypsyrosewrites.wordpress.com Tammo

    I love this tape just ordered some, perfect for bundles of flowers with brown paper…discovered you today!

  • http://basilexposition.wordpress.com Fionnuala

    Am I the only decorative tape doubter? It looks gorgeous on the roll but in general I think the effect is just naff when used to wrap a present … though I must admit the lace-effect tape is very effective with the brown paper envelope!

  • http://psynopsis-english.blogspot.com/ Sabine

    Great idea for Christmas! Thanks, Sabine x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/skirmishofwit skirmishofwit

    I had been admiring the Papermash tape only the other day. Thanks for providing some other great websites!

  • http://www.we-are-scout.com Top Bird @ Wee Birdy

    Fionnuala – I know what you mean, it has the capacity to look a bit messy, but I reckon it’s a winner with plain brown paper wrapping. xx

  • http://www.beautywoome.com Jessica Teas

    Do you know Tapeswell? Of course you do… you’ve probably already posted about it here. Lovely store with killer decorative tape and other sundry post-related accoutrement.

  • http://www.fancythatonline.net Peggy S

    Have you seen FancyThat!’s line of tapes?!! They are available at JoAnn stores and on their website. 15 very cool designs.