I have been on a self-imposed washi tape ban for the last few months. After all the tape that I have been accumulating (see HERE, HERE and HERE), I have been really good at refraining from buying more. Sadly, a trip to the local Daiso store last weekend changed that.
|What a beautiful sight at my Daiso store!|
For those of you who are not familiar with Daiso, it is a chain of Japanese dollar store that charges $1.50 for most of their products. While I have seen fabric tape and paper tape in their store before, this was the first time that I had seen these washi tape. As the voice inside my head started screaming at me to walk away from that aisle, I find myself helplessly reaching for the tape.
I came home with a few rolls. Bad Jin!
While the prints on these Daiso tapes are very cute, the quality is nothing like the MT Masking Tape brand. In fact, I thought that the quality of the tapes (the ones with the colored background like the owls, banners, etc.), was very much like the Recollection brand from the Michaels store.
The quality of the tape with the white background was a little better. I thought they felt somewhat like rice paper.
Here are some of the patterns that I really like and was happy to add to my collection:
There is this roll with the European Cities -theme...
...and this apple tape that is perfect for a teacher card...
...and this Japanese city-theme roll! I'm not sure how I'm going to use these tape yet (Do we really have to use what we buy?). In the meantime, I'm just going to sit back and admire how cute these Daiso washi tapes look. :-)