Washi tape is transforming our world one piece of sticky tape at a time, at least that’s what Pinterest has lead me to believe. So, when my son asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said “Washi tape.”
God bless the poor men in my life, because my husband and son went out on a washi expedition. I guess the washi ain’t so popular in my neck of the woods. Either that or my men don’t have the crafty gene. They don’t have the shopping gene either, so you can imagine their problems.
I sent them to Target, because I’ve learned that when I ask for something, I need to be very specific. I give them flyers and coupons and discount cards when I can, but this time they only had my words. They held my Christmas hopes in their empty hands.
“Target doesn’t have washi tape.” they said. “We even asked for help. There’s no washi tape for sale in Target.”
FYI: I went to Target and located washi tape within the first ninety-seconds of entering the store, but I have the shopping gene.
So, the boys headed to Hobby Lobby. Surely they would have washi tape, masking tape, and duct tape too.
This time they asked for help right away. They didn’t walk the aisles three times and they didn’t buy any duct tape. They got help and I was proud of them; however, the associate never heard of washi tape.
Let’s take a moment.
You work at Hobby Lobby and you’ve never heard of washi tape?
I think there’s a law against that and a six hour pre-hire training class.
My guys didn’t give up.
They should play Santa next year, because they are that good. Their persistence paid off and I have two brand new roles of lovely washi tape.
Then I got them and didn’t know what to do with them, because apparently I lack the craft gene too.
So, I did what any level-headed woman would do, I turned to my beloved Pinterest.
I taped up an entire canvas with the intention of mounting something to the center, and my tape won’t stay on. It began peeling by the very next morning after my project was complete. Now my canvas look like it has a pair of tacky mini-blinds covering it. You can see through the slats.
I’m telling you, this tape just isn’t sticking. Or, at least, it’s not staying stuck.
What in the world? People are building houses and making blankets out of this stuff, but I can’t even get my tape to stick to a tiny canvas.
But, that’s all besides the point. I promised you ideas and inspiration and I intend to keep my word. Head on over to my washi tape pinsperation board and load up on ideas.
They may or may not work. Please don’t hold me accountable. The washi doesn’t like me.