Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sunday DIY Inspiration - Washi Tape Projects

washi tape diy inspiration

Although I'd like to keep Sundays here at e-elise etc craft based, I'm also finding that I don't always have the time to spend on tutorials. So, instead of a tutorial post every week I thought I would use some of the Sunday slots for other types of crafty posts. Today I wanted to share DIY inspiration and projects that have caught my eye on other blogs and websites - as well as some great craft ideas, hopefully you'll also be introduced to some new blogs to read as well!

For my first look at DIY inspiration I'm talking one of the most popular items in a crafter's collection; washi tapes. Back in May I shared five of my favourite 5 minute washi tape projects including tealights and pencils, then in June I used washi tape to cover wires. There are so many amazing washi tape ideas out there, here are 5 more that I love...

1. Magnetic Washi Tape Bookmarks (via A Lemon Squeezy Home)
I previously made some fridge magnets using paper tapes but this idea to make folded magnets to use as bookmarks is pretty genius. Blogger Christie has even created some free printables for her readers to use too - so, what are you waiting for?

2. Washi Tape Tin Cans (via The Crafted Sparrow)
This clever up-cycle idea uses cleaned out food cans as pencil pots which, with a little bit of washi tape, will look great on your desk. I particularly like the teal colour scheme Rebecca chose to use, and love the thriftiness of this project.

3. Washi Tape Ringbinders (via Even Artichokes Have Hearts)
Skye used her washi tapes to cover the spines of plain ring binders, making organising important paperwork more fun and also looking very effective. I loved Skye's take on this simple but effective project inspired by Angela's notebook post over at Paper Story, which also looked beautiful.

4. Washi Tape Twist Ties (via Zakka Life)
I know it may be a little early to be thinking about Christmas gift wrap ideas but these cute washi twist ties would be perfect for any homemade sweets and treats you might be planning to give as gifts this year. Pick yourself up some Christmas themed tapes, a roll of wire and get crafting!

5. Dress Up Your Switchplates With Washi Tape (via crab+fish)
If you're looking for a way to refresh your decor on a budget why not jazz up your light switchplates with some pretty washi tapes? This great step by step tutorial shows you how to make your own in minutes. The couple who blog over at crab+fish also have a whole collection of similar projects with lightswitches and other outlets.

Which washi idea is your favourite?
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