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MT Casa washi tape

Since the introduction of washi tape, crafting and wrapping have become an exciting activity. The trend has stationery nerds aflutter the world over. The concept originated in Japan and makes use of a specialist process involving dyed rice paper. MT, the brand who started the trend, has a 90 year history and since their establishment has offered superior quality tape. New to their bright and bold range is MT CASA, which are wider tapes, designed to spruce up your home. Washi Bug have brought this wonderful range to South Africa so we too can decorate. It offers an ideal solution for adding colour without the commitment or permanence of paint or wallpaper. It can be peeled off and reapplied several times and works well to add small details to frames or storage containers. Alternatively it can be applied to add a dip-dyed effect to furniture legs or to add a strip of colour to a boring wall. The widths vary from 30mm to 200mm. Prices start from R50 and certainly offer an investment in home happiness. Visit the Washi Bug website or contact them directly via email ( for more details or to place an order. Their online shop is launching soon. Text: Nadia van der Mescht Nadia is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at Photos: Nadia van der Mescht & MT