DIY Project: Faux Japanese Masking Tapes

DIY Project: Faux Japanese Masking Tapes

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 12, 2010

We've been infatuated with Japanese Masking Tape for quite some time now. It comes in all sorts of vibrant colors, patterns and designs, but we recently ran across a tutorial showing you how to make your own with a few supplies from the drug store and a bit of water color!

Julie over at Julie K in Taiwan has a quick and simple solution for making your own Japanese masking tapes. Although they aren't outrageously priced, most parents will agreed that anywhere you can save a buck or two adds up (even if it's just to hire a sitter for date night!).

All you'll need is freezer paper, water color and a little cloth First Aid Tape (like what you use to hold on gauze pads when injured). The sky is literally the limit and the versatility of doing it yourself means you can coordinate colors or create ones that might not yet exist!

Check out Julie K in Taiwan for more instructions and photos!

(Image: Julie K)

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