Simply Stylish Washi Tape Magazine

Crafting with Washi Tape, Simply Stylish Washi Tape Magazine Review by Butterfly Crafts

If you’re new to the craft world, or have been hiding out on a desert island you many not know what washi tape is or what to do with it.

Originating in Japan, washi tape is a type of removable adhesive paper on a roll, a little like pretty masking tape, that sticks and unsticks very easily and can be repositioned. Washi tape comes in a variety of patterns and colours and you can get different width rolls from 5mm narrow rolls up to 10cm wide mega rolls! If like me you use a planner, washi tape may become your new friend!

To jump on the band wagon of crafting with washi tape, Simply Stylish magazine have bought out a new weekly Washi Tape magazine, I happened to spy it in Tesco a couple of weeks ago and thought I would pick up a copy to review – plus the free tapes were cute!

Crafting with Washi Tape, Simply Stylish Washi Tape Magazine Review by Butterfly Crafts

The magazine is hole punched so that it can be separated and kept in the folder which comes free with a later issue and this would be divided into sections. In tthe first edition the projects include decorating drinking glasses, making geometric jewellery, hexagonal frames, upcycling a wooden chair and creating a noticeboard.

Crafting with Washi Tape, Simply Stylish Washi Tape Magazine Review by Butterfly Crafts

Crafting with Washi Tape, Simply Stylish Washi Tape Magazine Review by Butterfly Crafts

The introductory magazine cost £1.99 and I believe future issues are £3.99 a week, each will have free gifts including rolls of washi tape and tools such as a cutting mat and set square.

As I wanted to write an honest review, I think the magazine is just jumping on the bandwagon of crafting with washi tape. At £1.99 for the first issue I thought it was ok in price for what I feel is very little content, given there were three rolls of washi tape included. But £3.99 a week? Nope, sorry, I wont be paying that! Ok washi tape may cost around £1.50-£2 per roll and so you could say it’s value for money just to build a tape collection but to me, the projects are just a bit odd.

Personally I’d much rather have a look on Pinterest for ideas on using washi tape and then source different rolls from some of the great sellers on Etsy! I’ve created a board on Pinterest for Crafting with Washi Tape if you’d like some ideas…and not buy the magazine!

**I purchased this magazine myself, I have not been asked to write this review**

Crafting with Washi Tape, Simply Stylish Washi Tape Magazine Review by Butterfly Crafts

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