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Tue 22

Decorating with Washi Tape
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends!  Did you know that Memory Box has new washi tape for the holidays?  Woohoo!  Both rolls are a wide width, so you can use the tape for cards, envelopes.... or even decorating!  One of the things I love about washi is how versatile it is.  I use it on cards all the time, but I have also been know to sink down the Pinterest rabbit hole and look at ideas for how to decorate with washi.  The wide with lets you do even more.

To decorate with the new Watercolor Woodland tape (pictured above) as well as the Twas the Night tape (in another post), I first visited my local Dollar Tree store to pick up items to use as a base for my washi tape.  I often need small holiday gifts to use as a stocking stuffer or as a little holiday "thinking of you." Starting with a dollar base item is perfect!

This was my first purchase.  A glass jar for a taper candle:


The straight sides of the glass were perfect for the washi.  My advice when working with the washi is to attach it to the jar and then unroll the tape and smooth it as you work your way around the candle holder.  My jar was 3 1/2" tall and the tape is 4 1/2" wide, so once the tape was wrapped around the jar, I cut off the extra 1" at the top using an Xacto knife.  It was surprisingly easy to do. 

Next, I added some red ribbon, berries and some cut out Winter Greenery using my stamps and coordinating dies:


The washi tape give the appearance of frosted glass.  I really liked the look.  Because the washi tape adheres to glass, when you look on the inside of the candle, you can't see any of the adhesive. 

The print of the washi also shows up well when the candle is lit:


What about you guys?  Do you have any favorite ways to use your washi tape?  I would love to know!







What a great idea, Laura! I might try wrapping it around a pillar candle!

Great project, perfect for Christmas!! Love the washi you used to decor the candle!

Great idea and beautifulgift.

Someone will be very lucky at Christmas. What a lovely gift! I've only ever used washi on cards.

so pretty and great gift idea, I love seeing it all lit up too!

What a great idea! I’m going to have to try this.

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