We jokingly deemed this years Craftcation ‘year of the washi tape’. If you attended the Craftcation Conference 2014 a few weeks ago, you totally know why. Delilah and I (along with the help of our awesome staff and volunteers) covered pretty much everything at Craftcation with Scotch Expressions washi tape. Scotch (one of our conference sponsors) sent us some huge boxes of Expressions tape and we went to town! You can check out photos of our washi tape mania and more images from Craftcation 2014 here.
Scotch also sent me some tape to use in DIY tutorials. Remember my washi tape and image transfer diy tutorial from a few weeks ago? I started making a list of all my washi tape project ideas and the list kept growing and growing. I had a hard time choosing which to do, so I did almost all of them and compiled them here. these projects are fairly simple and don’t require a lot of instruction. This is one of the things I love about washi tape. You can pretty much look at the project and know how to do it… just stick some washi tape on it! I did add some notes below to help you along.
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I went pretty simple for this one and just added two strips of contrasting tape next to each other on the stamp and card. Another idea: cover the whole card with tape and write thank you in large block letters over it with a Sharpie.
I went horizontal for this, but you could also go vertical. Birthday party, wedding or special event coming up? Grab some washi tape in the color palette for the occasion for table settings that coordinate with the theme colors.
For this one I went straight across and lined up each piece of tape so it touched the previous one. You can also just do a few strips to quickly spruce up your clipboard. I used an X-acto knife to cut the tape away around the metal clip at the top.
pencil + paintbrush holder:
Upcycle old jars or coffee cans by adding strips of washi tape.
Like Joan Didion, I always carry a notebook with me. For the notebook you can cover the whole thing (like the clipboard) or go just add a few strips like I did here.
I used an old Rummikub game tile, but you could use a scrabble tile or small square of wood as well. Use e600 glue to attach a bale on the back and string on a necklace. Keep the tape from peeling by adding a coat of Mod Podge or Diamond Glaze.
Another fun project that perfect for parties and events. I laid a piece of tape on the table, set a length of bakers twine in the middle and folded the tape over. Then I snipped the end into a flag or pendant shape.
The outer image on my husbands cell phone over was peeling off and he asked me to washi it for him. For this one, a coat of Mod Podge is essential to keep the tape in place. Use an X-acto knife to trim around the edges as well as the hole for the camera lens.
I had these wooden spools on a shelf in my office. I love sewing and craft notions and have a hard time throwing away things like this. I washi taped the center, as well as the top, and used an X-acto knife to cut the tape around the hole in the center.
Affix a small magnet to one side of a clothes pin with e600 glue and run a strip down the other side. Use scissors to snip off extra tape.
Fold tape in half with the toothpick at the center. Then snip the end into a flag or pendant shape.
Affix strips of tape to wax paper, making sure to overlap each piece. Then cut out a shape and boom! You have a sticker.
For the box I just affixed some tape to a plain white box down one side. The bow is a little more complex. I tape two equal length pieces of tape to each other then taped each end together so it formed a loop. Make several loops then tape all the ends together in a circle. The little yellow round bit in the middle is a slice of wine cork covered with washi tape and then affixed to the bow with a glue gun.
This one took a bit of time but I love how it turned out! I simply wrapped the entire hanger in tape then clipped any extra tape off with scissors.
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