Washi Tape Project 1: Printed Band-aids

If there’s one thing that only people who are really really close to me know about, it’s that I’m a collector of band-aids. From the classic, boring brown tapes to water-resistance transparent ones to comic-inspired prints, this essential item in a medical kit always lures me to check out drug stores whenever I can. It’s like true love—I don’t care if it’s round or big or plain or too bright, I’d gladly take it in whatever form or shape.

 

I actually have a notebook plastered with band-aids.

I actually have a notebook plastered with band-aids.

 

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Now, if there’s another thing that only a few people know about me, it’s that I have been going crazy hunting for washi tapes the past months. 2013 saw me discovering this amazing adhesive tape that can be so functional yet really attractive. One of the things I had on my wishlist during our office Secret Santa last Christmas was “pretty washi tape.” And thankfully, most, if not all, of my washi tapes today are gifts from friends and my sister over at Kaeratana.

And here's my growing collection of washi tapes.

Here’s my growing collection of washi tapes.

I'm yet to work on this  smart washi tape storage my sister proposed.

I’m yet to work on this (click image) smart washi tape storage my sister proposed.

It’s therefore safe to say that seeing any of these things takes my screeching-out-of-excitement voice to a whole new level. So when  my sister recommended this inspiring project to me, I went ahead and did it! This is the perfect way to combine two of my favorite things in the world. It’s quite simple, really 🙂

Here are the steps:

Prepare the band-aids that you want to cover.

Prepare the band-aids that you want to cover.

Carefully tape the washi tape on the band-aid.

Carefully tape the washi tape on the band-aid.  Completely cover it and cut out the sharp edges.

Tada!

Tada!

Apply same steps to the others.

Apply same steps to the others.

So simple, right? Now you get to have varied designs without buying a whole box of band-aids which you cannot really consume.

They're now joining Garfield, who doesn't appear to be happy with the fact that he'd be sticking on wounds. Yikes.

They’re now joining Garfield, who doesn’t appear to be happy with the fact that he’d be sticking on wounds. Yikes.

More Washi Tape project ideas!
Polka Light Switch
Decorated Keys

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