Okay hive, it’s voting time! For your consideration, I’ve created mock-ups of three washi tape patterns: stripes, criss-cross/overlap and plaid. As some predicted, the plaid wasn’t so easy. (Please be kind and don’t vote for plaid. I can’t create 100 of these buggers!)

Starting in the upper left going clockwise, we’ve got plaid, diagonal stripe, vertical stripe, and criss-cross/overlap.


Blue washi tape for our salmon folks


Green washi tape for the vegetarians

I like the flexibility and color layering fun of the criss-cross pattern. Stripes are fun, but not dynamic enough. And plaid would be a pain in the ass.

But I want to hear what you think (since you were right about my bustle!).

Give it to me straight! What’s your favorite?

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Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:00 am

    @Miss Pony: That song did cross my mind more than once.

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    futuremrsloveday 518 posts, Busy bee @ 8:30 am

    I love the criss-cross the best! But they are all so cute. What a great idea. :)

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:39 am

    I love the look of the diagonal stripe, but they all look great, PAC!

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    ashmarie03 36 posts, Newbee @ 10:05 am

    Love, love, love the criss-cross – and, like Generva said, it doesn’t have to be “perfect” and it will still look amazing!

    PS: totally jealous of your washi tape. I didn’t know such feelings could be had for a colorful adhesive.

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:31 pm

    I like ‘em all!! Too bad the plaid is such a pain bc it is cute but I think they’re all similar and look great!

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    MissCasey 223 posts, Helper bee @ 5:11 pm

    Seems like a lot of people are saying to do multiple designs… One benefit of doing that would be that you won’t have to be as precise since you aren’t trying to make them all match!

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:57 pm

    I voted diagonal, but why not mix up all of the patterns? I think they all look great!

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    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:51 pm

    Glad that my favorite (criss cross) is winning out! Ha ha. They all look great. (And isn’t washi tape addicting?? I have so many patterns now!)

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:56 pm

    I voted diagonal stripe! However, I think the criss-cross look is amazing too. In fact, they all look fantastic, PaC…you can’t go wrong :)

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:47 am

    Love the diagonal one. I just looks classy.

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    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 12:53 am

    Personally i love all the looks but the criss cross edges the rest out by a tiny bit!

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    mrsjanning 52 posts, Worker bee @ 7:37 am

    you can get washi tape at http://wishywashi.com

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