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Monday, November 19, 2012

.:Giveaway & Review - Downtown Tape:.

I have a confession to make.

Up until about two weeks ago, I had never used washi tape.

I know, that’s kind of crazy, isn’t it?

So when Downtown Tape offered to let me review some of their fabulous tape, I of course, jumped at the chance!

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And seriously, what was I waiting for? This stuff is awesome!

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Downtown Tape offers a wide variety of washi tape, all at a stellar price of $1.99/roll.

My sister in law had shared an idea with me of using washi tape to decorate light plates, so I decided to see if it would work.

All you need is some washi tape that matches your décor and a screwdriver!

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I un-screwed the light plate and removed it from the wall. Make sure you don’t lose your screws…especially if you have a little crawling baby!

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Then start covering the light plate. I just lined up the edge of the washi tape right against the edge of the light plate, and just folded it over my corners.

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Continue on, covering the entire plate. This polka dot I didn’t have to worry so much about lining it up perfectly, but when I used the stripe I had to be sure to line the stripes up.

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Then I used some scissors to cut out where the light switch goes through on the plate.


Position the light plate back on the switch, and just use the screw to punch through the hole and screw it back in.


Yep, I love it. Wanna see some stripes?


How about some black polka dots? This was perfect for my girls’ rooms!


I love how it just adds a little bit extra with the décor of the room.



After the bedrooms, I moved on to the bathrooms.


And I might have done my hall way after those.


Okay, let’s get real. I washi taped every light plate on our main floor. I really love it, and I get compliments from everyone who comes over!

And what's even more awesome is that if I ever get tired of these patterns, the washi tape will come off so easily! And then I can re-cover them with another roll! 

You can follow along with Downtown Tape on Facebook. I'd also suggest signing up for the newsletter; you get a free sheet of tags when you do, plus you'll be kept up to date with specials and promotions!

Do you have some light plates you’d like to washi? Or some other ideas to use washi tape?

Downtown Tape is offering up 10 rolls of washi tape and 25 gift tags to one lucky reader!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

** Disclaimer: I was provided with washi tape to review, but I'm not lying when I say I love this stuff. You want some.

68 comments:

  1. I haven't used washi tape yet, but I've got a bunch of projects pinned that use it. :)

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  2. I'd use it to decorate Christmas gifts!
    -Jen

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  3. I've never used it either! I'd do the same as you, use it to decorated our ugly light switch plates!

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  4. I would use it on scrapbook pages. And I'm sure I could find a few other things. :)

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  5. Strawberry Fields and Route 66 are my faves
    -Jen

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  6. I LOVE the stripes and polka dots too!

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  7. Have never used it but adore your light switch plate idea.

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  8. What a cute idea for the switch plates! I'd make some Christmas cards.

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  9. I haven't tried it yet! I'm thinking I might give your light switch idea a try :)

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  10. Love the Brotherly Love Philly tape. Great way to dress up a card or photo for a guy.

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  11. Wow they have so many cute ones. I really like Watertown Flowers

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  12. I saw these super cute velum paper gift packages in Better Homes and Gardens that I would use the Washi tape for...

    thanks for doing this giveaway!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  13. I've never used it before either, I would LOVE to experiment with it! It looks like fun :)

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  14. I haven't used it before either! But, I have a few notebooks that I think I would cover, and some glass jars to spruce up for custom Yule gifts..

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  15. Rochester Rebel is great! I also like Cleveland Rock Royalty and Orlando Palm!

    Thanks for a great give away!

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  16. I have never used washi tape and am dieing to try it on some notebooks and picture frames

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  17. I like tacoma storm and richmond reds

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  18. I'm not sure what I would use it on yet but I'm sure once it was in my hands my creative juice would start flowing!

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  19. this would be awesome for Christmas wrapping or crafting. That's what I would do with it. Also I would want True Taos Turquoise that is my fav design. Hope I win.

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  20. I'd use it for candle holders and photo frames.

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  21. Strawberry fields and pine forest are fun prints.

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  22. LOVE washi tape!!! I would use it on scrapbook pages, cards, and to dress up items!!!

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  23. I would love to make some kind of wall art with it!

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  24. i would use it for some cute little bunting

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  25. I love this idea for covering keyboard keys with them:
    http://makingitlovely.com/2012/01/04/a-happy-keyboard-for-happy-people/

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  26. I would color code kids stuff with it!

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  27. I'd use it to make my Christmas cards (:

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  28. I'm in love with all the stripes (:

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  29. Definitely a craft for my little girl's room

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  30. I have Christmas cards and packages that could use some washi love!

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  31. Well, thats almost too easy! I would Washi just about EVERY little thing in the house!!!! I am thinking Red washi to stripe my banister rail for Christmas!!! Like a Candy Cane! Thanks to you & Downdown for this giveaway! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  32. I use it on a lot. I recently used it on our Disney Vacation Journals I made for our kids.

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  33. I would have to say, In Line at Pink's, LA. This would ook so cute as diagonal stripes on my stairs rail @ Christmas!!
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  34. I do not know, but I would love to google and get a list going...

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  35. I keep hearing about Washi tape, would love to use it on my Granddaughter's room - the switchplates and more crafty stuff.

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  36. I would use it on greeting cards

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  37. Sounds like Nashville and Route 66 are my favorites.

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  38. I'd probably use it to decorate gift wrapping. I do however have lots of other things in mind as well. :) Great giveaway and happy holidays!

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  39. I think I would cover some switch plates like you did!

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  40. I like the Sounds Like Nashville, Hometown, USA, and Provincetown Turquoise

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  41. I'd use it for scrapbooking and so many more crafty projects :) Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  42. I'd love to have this stuff to help with making wrapping gifts this year!

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  43. I would use it to decorate plain bags and boxes for a bake sale I have coming up soon

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  44. I absolutely LOVE the idea for covering the light switch covers!!

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  45. I love the Rocky Mtn High, Brotherly Love Philly, & the Big Sky Montana!

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  46. I would use it to spruce up gifts... and many, many other fun things!

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  47. Ooh! They are all so cute! I really like Seattle Girls... but Route 66 is really cute too!

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  48. I would make a fun card and I love the admit one roll!

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  49. I haven't used washi tape yet, but I would probably use it first to decorate some clothes pins for a project I have in mind!

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  50. I have been wanting to use washi tape but just haven't gotten there yet. Love the switch cover idea.....don't think that is something I would have come up with on my own.

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  51. I havent tried it yet but I have seen lots of neat projects!

    Emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  52. Love the chevron and polka dot.

    Emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  53. I love your light plate idea! I would also use some to make tags for keeping track of my power cords.

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  54. So many cute ones, but I love the argyle!

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  55. I would give it to my boyfriend.. he loves making cards and crafty things!

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  56. Thanks for the chance --- love washi tape!

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  57. I would use it to decorate my tv!

    Pauliina Oksanen

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  58. Hard to choose, but I think me faves are Old Hollywood and Chicago Cloud Gate!

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