Photo: Geoffrey Ross
To create bunting (like on the bag above), cut and attach bakers twine or string to the sides of a bag with regular tape. Cut flag shapes out of washi tape and stick to the string and bag to hold in place.
For a big washi tape bow, cut and bend six pieces of wider non-sticky tape in half. Arrange in a bow shape, and staple together in the centre. Using a longer piece, curl ends together in the middle and attach to the bow with Scotch tape.
A version of this article appeared in our December 2012 issue with the headline “Brown paper packages,” p. 17.