Monday, April 16, 2012

Upcycled Washi Tape Vase

Washi Tape Vase Banner Square

When Kelly at Live.Laugh.Rowe mentioned that she was going to have a Washi tape Linky Party (or should I say, Par-tay!) I was so disappointed that I couldn’t participate because I was Washi-less. I could not find Washi tape in Canada. My only option was to order some online and it would have taken too long.

But then, Adrienne of Free Time Frolics shared on her blog that Michaels had started carrying “crafting tape” that was equivalent to Washi tape. Hallelujah!  The next day, after supply teaching, I popped into Michaels and found exactly what I needed.

Crafting Tape

I do have to say that I am not overly impressed with the quality or the colour combinations available in each package.

It seems like there is one colour or pattern that is a “dud” in each pack of three.

For example, the green in the first package that I bought just looks like painter’s tape. In addition, the green has a sliver of tape that peels off the edge making it look a bit jagged. I’m actually tempted to bring it back.

Enough about that . . . just, buyer beware!

Using a $2 bottle of Lemon Italian Soda (yummy!) and two colours of tape, I created my first Washi project.

Washi Bottle Materials

I alternated the green and polka dotted tape. Three strips of each.

Added water (that’s why my bottle is bubbly!)

Washi Tape Bottle Vase Tilted

Then, I cut a daffodil from my garden and gave it a pretty new home!

Washi Tape Bottle Vase


Washi Tape Bottle Zoom

Before & After

Washi Tape Bottle Before And After


Washi Tape Vase Banner

This could not have been easier. I can’t wait to try out some other Washi projects!

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Linking up to these great parties as well as those on my Link Parties page!

Thank you to all the hosts!

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  1. Yay, Claire -- you were able to put a washi project together to link up to the Washi Mania Party :) It turned out darling... sorry to hear about your frustrations with the tape you purchased.

    Happy Monday to you!!

  2. So cute Claire! I love how simple it is. I need to get some washi tape.. I feel like I live under a rock. Ha! Love this :)

  3. Claire, I LOVE IT! Super cute! Washi tape is so fun right?! Oh husband was looking at my blog the other day and said "OH COOL, these paint chip eggs are AWESOME!" I just had to tell you because he doesn't comment that often on crafts:)! Have a great day! Smiles, Jill

  4. Love it Claire! I have been admiring all the washi tape projects and thanks to you, now I know where I can find it! LOL! Angie xo

  5. That is too cute! Love it Thank you for sharing the link


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