i've been wanting to make some textile tape ever since i saw annekata's tutorial to make your own fabric tape last spring. but i never seem to have kraft tape on hand and cannot find a source for it locally when i'm out and about and the inspiration to make that pretty fabric tape strikes.
then i came across a tutorial to make pretty lace tape [via pinterest] and that DIY used vellum tape. hmmm... again, something i didn't have. i even found another tutorial using a sticker-maker - nope. don't have a sticker maker, either.
but all that got me to thinking about using double-sided tape. now double-sided tape is something we usually have around here. except for yesterday, apparently. and yesterday was when i was thinking about making those darned pretty fabric and lace tapes again. and then sweet serendipity showed up to say hello - fashion tape!
"problem solved" indeed! why i had a roll of "fashion tape" is beyond me, because wardrobe malfunctions aren't something i typically encounter. but apparently i bought a roll of the stuff way back when and tucked it into a drawer. and yesterday - in the midst of this need to make textile-tape of some sort - i came across it. and you know what? it's just double-sided tape with a peel-away paper backing. score!
you can use it just about any way you'd use washi tape or fabric tape to decorate anything and everything. granted - once this roll of "fashion tape" is all gone, i doubt i'll be seeking it out specifically for this purpose. however, vellum tape looks like a great alternative and seems readily available. and one of these days i'll find some kraft tape, and then all bets are off.
now go make some tape! xoxo