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In the age of Pinterest and Etsy, we often find ourselves a tad overwhelmed by the sheer amount of crafting projects out there, some of which seem, let’s just say, involved.

That’s why we love easy-to-use Japanese washi tape (masking tape made from translucent rice paper), which we discovered on Cute Tape, the online Richardson-based emporium. Here, a few ways we’ve been using the miracle tape:

To gussy up a vase The lovely lily arrangement you made yesterday looks so blah today. Wrap some Rose Cherub Angel washi tape ($13 for two rolls) horizontally around the base of the vase for an instant update.

To label a drink Who wants to sip someone else’s rosé? Slap some Label Gift washi tape ($10 for two rolls) onto your wine glass and write your name on it so nobody mistakes your vino for theirs.

To make a suitcase stand out Can’t spot your luggage in a crowd? Washi tape to the rescue! Wrap your pedestrian black behemoth in Tulip washi tape ($12 for three rolls) and voilà--surely, you’re the only owner of a bag with pink and white stripes and a teal floral print.

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