Washi Tape Feather Tags


I received lots of positive feedback on the packaging for this year's Surprise Packs, so I thought I'd share how to make your own washi tape feather tags. This is pretty simple but creates a unique topper that can be used for any occasion or season.


Start by punching or cutting a 2-inch (5cm) circle out of washi tape covered card stock.


Craft 2 feathers out of washi tape. Refer to this post for instructions.


Align the feathers and circle tag in the desired formation. Punch through all three with a small hole punch and then remove carefully from the hole punch. Write any desired message on the back of the circle.


Holding one end at the centre back of the package, wrap twine around in an X-formation.


After creating two overlapping Xs with twine, run a line of twine right through the centre. Cut the end, allowing enough extra twine to extend to the back of your package and to tie.


String the tag and feathers onto the twine. Arrange into the desired position. Tie the two ends of twine together on back of package. Trim any loose ends.


I love this layered look - I think it would be quite lovely with other shapes too.

What do you think? Will you try making these feather tags the next time you wrap a gift?

The Kirigami Project - Week 30 - Peacock Flower


Sometimes I like to take an idea and see what it looks like in flower form. Here I've taken the idea of a peacock feather with its eye and loops of colour. I think it's quite lovely, don't you?



To create your own kirigami Peacock Flower, use the template below and the 6-point folding pattern.
Want to try all of July's designs? It's a fun summer boredom buster! This month's free printable template is now available.


Click on the image above to access and print the templates.

If you do try these or any of our Kirigami Designs, we'd love to see your versions on social media. Use #thekirigamiproject so we can all see!

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

Scrap Swatches


Washi covered paper scraps are pretty great looking, don't you think? I couldn't resist snapping a picture with my phone - so much colour and pattern in one place!

Happy Friday!

Birthday Treats!


Birthday Surprise Packs and Washi Tape Grab Bags are now available! 

This round of Surprise Packs just might be my favourite... if only because I love how the wrapping turned out! How cute are feathers used as gift toppers? Pretty cute if I do say so myself.


If you were following along on Instagram, you might've caught some in-progress shots as I prepped and packed and wrapped. (You might even have snagged some pretty scraps!)


And while Surprise Packs might be my first love, I do have a soft spot for Washi Tape Grab Bags. Usually available just once a year, we pack up all our extra rolls of tape - photo samples, loose rolls, anything extra lying around - add something special (this year it's rolls of mt fab) and sell them off at a really great price!

Hope you love them too!

The Kirigami Project - Week 29 - Birdhouses


Pretty birdhouses all in a row topped with kissing birds. I love how this one turned out!


To create your own Birdhouse kirigami, use the template below and the 6-point folding pattern.


Happy crafting!

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

Washi Tape Your Envelopes


I've been slacking on the snail mail front this year. Other projects have had me focussed elsewhere and, I have to say, I've really missed it! I set aside a bit of time today to play with washi tape and plain cream envelopes. There really is nothing better for adding personality to the most basic of envelopes!


Decorating the backs of envelopes is always my favourite! A little function, a whole lot of fun and all that address-free space to play with.


Simple strips around the address are an easy way to add some personality. Even better when topped with a bow!


Cover the envelope flap with strips of tape - line up the pattern for a more seamless look.


Small tape triangles are a modern alternative to polka dots...


While the back heads into abstract territory with intersecting strips in fun colours.


Why not cover the entire front of the envelope with stripes? Just make sure to leave space for your address!


Add a special touch to the back by cutting your tape into a flower shape.


Simple strips again - perfect for showcasing your favourite tape designs.


Dots! They're super cute no matter your tape combo!

How about you? Have you sent or received any pretty mail lately?

The Kirigami Project - Week 28 - Circle of Friends


When I was putting together this month's designs, I was thinking about all things summer. See ice cream and campfires. So, of course, swimming came up and that's where this one started (and I kind of think it looks like a synchronized swimming team) but in the end, once unfolded, it reminded me most of a circle of friends.


To create your own Circle of Friends kirigami, use the template below and the 6-point folding pattern.


I'd love to see your variations on this design - what other shapes this circle of friends could take. Share them on social media with the tag #thekirigamiproject

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

It's a Button Party!


Super excited to give you a little peek at something fun up our sleeves. Washi tape buttons and magnets! How cute are these?

Most of these are headed into our Birthday Surprise Packs but there will be some popping up in the shop soon.  I can't even pick a favourite - I love them all!

Going Dotty For Dots


We just added a variety of mini washi tape stickers to the shop and I'm rather enamoured with the possibilities of these adorable dots! Here are 3 ways to use them:

1. Add some confetti dots to outgoing mail - they're such a fun surprise on the back flap!


2. Basic tags look cute dressed up in dots. Wouldn't these be sweet on a baby shower gift?


3. Multicolour dots give a blank notebook some personality. Start with a plain purchased notebook or make your own out of printer paper, card stock, a couple staples and some washi tape.

How would you use these mini washi tape dots?

The Kirigami Project - Week 27 - Campfire


One of our favourite ways to spend a summer evening is sitting around a campfire. There's just something so friendly about roasting your dinner over the flames, trading stories in the circle of light... and then there's the s'mores!

Inspired by flames, this abstract kirigami design is a nod to those summer nights gathered around the fire.

To create your own campfire-inspired kirigami, use the template below and the 6-point folding pattern. 

Happy crafting! Hope there's a friendly campfire in your weekend plans.

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

New Product Sneak Peeks


I posted some sneak peeks of new product headed to the shop soon over on Instagram yesterday. Did you see them?


There was a big pile of new tape and some old favourites...


These adorable mini washi tape stickers...


And some super special tapes too.

Anything catch your eye?

It's Birthday (Card) Time!


Have you heard? This month Omiyage turns Four! That's four whole years of fun!

Back in 2010, when Omiyage started, we were rather smitten with Japanese masking tape, but we couldn't have predicted that those pretty tapes would turn into the phenomenon that is washi tape (nor that we would hardly be able to find space in the shop for anything else but tape four years down the line!)

So, it only seemed fitting to craft up some washi tape birthday cards to celebrate our fourth birthday!


But before you run off to make your own cards, how about a birthday treat?

Until the end of July, we're offering Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more in the shop. You can see more details in the Shipping Policies section.


Of course, there will be more birthday fun all month long. Keep your eye out for promos, new products and our always popular washi tape grab bags!



Making birthday cards (or cards for any occasion really), is one of my favourite ways to use washi tape. Here are three ideas for you to try!

Writing with washi tape is a fun skill to master and makes for a great-looking card. You can find step-by-step instructions on creating words right here.


Make a simple number or letter design. These look great with a single tape design or in colourful stripes. Here's how.


Celebrate with washi tape candles. This is a classic washi tape design - just apply strips of tape, then top with flames made out of tape and draw on the wicks. Don't want to fuss with flame shapes? Just draw them on too!

Do you make birthday cards with washi tape? I'd love to see them!

Happy crafting!