The Gifted Blog

November 2, 2009

Gift Wrapping Arsenal: Scotch Tape

Gift Wrapping Arsenal is a mini-series on the items I personally find essential for gift wrapping. As you'll see throughout my blog, there is an emphasis on versatility, thrift, and style! Click here for the full series!


My sister asked me a while back what adhesives I use to wrap presents. I wasn't going to post about it since it's so commonplace, but since I use tape on almost every gift I figured it's worth a mention. Though there are some who prefer to wrap gifts without any visible tape, it honestly doesn't bother me. I use regular Scotch tape, usually purchased at the dollar store. I like to press the tape firmly to the paper using the flat side of my thumbnail.

However, if money (and my loathe to accumulate stuff I might not use) were no object, I would happily buy some fancy tapes to try. This kind of Japanese washi tape has been all over the craft/design blogosphere. These are from a company called happytape.

Images via happytape

So pretty. I also get a kick out of the lace packing tape below, designed by Karl Zahn and carried by Chocosho.

Image via Chocosho

My mom sometimes uses spray adhesive to wrap gifts. What about you? Do you use standard scotch tape? Double-sided? Let me know in the comments!

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