3.13.2013

washi tape bunting... a tutorial...

so... i definitely have a thing for washi tape... it's so colorful and comes in a bunch of patterns...
i keep stockpiling it and adding it to my washi tape holder...

several people have asked me what i do with the tape... 

well, so far i've used it to decorate envelopes that we've sent out in the mail...

i've added a cute band of it around a plain glass bottle that was turned into a vase...

but... what i've really been wanting to try is the washi tape bunting that i've seen popping up all over the place...

so here's a quick little tutorial for how i made mine...

supplies needed
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colorful washi tape

bakers twine

scissors
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you can use any colors and patterns you      like... mix and match for endless options :)

i used solid pink bakers twine but you could also use ribbon or regular twine...

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take the bakers twine and lay out the length that you would like for your finished bunting to be...

cut a strip of washi tape long enough to fold over the bakers twine... i didn't measure... i just cut a piece that looked about right and went with it :)

be sure to line up the edges of the tape and press the two sides together...

snip the ends of the washi tape strips at different angles and lengths to add interest...

keep going until you fill up the length of your bakers twine...
mix up the patterns and colors of the washi tape that you're using... the more random the better :)

{the patterns and colors that you see here were all purchased at either joann's, michael's, or target...}

once i finished... i hung up the bunting across our fireplace... here's a little peek of it so that you get an idea of what the finished project will look like...
this is a great starting point for my springtime mantel... once i decorate the surface area i will try to capture a pic of the whole thing so that i can share it with ya...

i think it's such a fun, cheery addition to any room...

do you think you'd like to make one of these?

 i'm pretty sure that i'll be making some more
 :)

have a happy day~
angie

6 comments:

Cathy Trochelman said...

So pretty! Great combination of colors and patterns - a great starting point for a Spring mantel!!

Cathy Trochelman said...

Also...not sure if you are aware, but you are a "no reply" blogger so people can't respond to your comments. Easy to change if you want to! :)

Anonymous said...

So cute, mom

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks cathy... trying to add a bit more color into my life over here : )

oopsiemaizie said...

i didn't know that ... thanks for filling me in... i think i have that fixed now...

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks mom!