Adorable D.I.Y. gift wrap

by Emily Hsieh (S.F.)

The other day while surfing Anthology Magazine’s blog, I stumbled upon a post about the wonders of Japanese Washi tape—a masking variety that comes in the prettiest array of colors and patterns. Inspired, I found myself experimenting with wrapping a few books I was gifting to a friend later that day. I grabbed a paper bag, then, in lieu of ribbon, cut pieces of my tape to form geometric, plaid-like patterns. The verdict? D.I.Y. adorable.

(If you don’t already have Washi tape in your arsenal, order it online here or buy some colorful painter’s tape from your local hardware store.)