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Design Dreams Japan is NOT trivial about Washi Tape Crafts, or should I say Trivetial? (Yes, I know it’s not a word!)

Okay, it’s can’t even qualify as a mediocre pun. But nevertheless, I am so impressed with the simplicity, creativity, and do-ability of this Washi Tape Trivet Project showcased at Design Dreams Japan.

I’m not going to show you it all, since you really need to visit the Design Dreams blog to get a full range of tips. But you can certainly get your Washi Tape at Japanistic!

“OK, ready for a really cheap DIY project? Just pick up some square tiles at a DIY center (I got mine for 16 cents at Lowe’s!) and pull out your washi tapes (also known as Japanese masking tape). Don’t have dozens of rolls of washi tape laying around? No problem. You can rip up strips of gift wrap tissue and stick it onto your tiles with glue stick for a similar look. But washi tape is so much fun and comes in so many great designs, so why not buy some and see for yourself? It’s semi-transparent and it pulls off easily so you can play around with different patterns until you find what looks best.” (via)

“Oh how fun this was. I made some girly coasters and some brighter ones for an “iro no shibuki. ” That’s Japanese for “splash of color.” My husband says it sounds weird and that I shouldn’t directly translate English phrases into Japanese, but “splash of color” sounds weird, too, so I think saying it in Japanese is more fun.”

I am so ready to make a set of these, and I think it’s actually feasible for me. If you do a set, make sure you share photos please!

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