I am a total sucker for craft books, so when my blogger friend Amy Anderson (of Mod Podge Rocks!) published her book Washi Tape Crafts and asked if I wanted a copy to play with, I literally had no other choice but to say yes. I was so excited to get my hands on this book because I am a sucker for a roll of washi tape, and I probably have 50 or so unused rolls that I haven’t figured out what to do with yet. I think I will be making a lot of washi tape Christmas gifts this year thanks to Amy!
Her book is loaded with lots of amazing crafts, some that maybe you’ve seen, some maybe you’ve thought of, but I promise you that there are things in this book you’ve never dreamed of doing with patterned tape. I spent hours flipping through this book coming up with loads of ideas for DIY projects all over the house!
Even if you’re new to washi tape, this book comes with 10 exclusively designed rolls to help your collection get started. After that, you’ll be picking up a roll or two here and there forever. It’s seriously so addicting!
From the most novice crafter, to the MacGyver level DIY goddess, this book is loaded with ways to keep idle hands busy for hours.
Some of her ideas are just genius and I wish I would have thought of them! How adorable would this wreath look with holiday themed washi tape? I might need to head to the craft store this week…
One of my favorite projects in the book was this intermediate level flower brooch. I am a sucker for brooches and a sucker for DIY flowers, so I knew I had to attempt this, I think it turned out pretty cute!
Washi Brooch Bouquet
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Washi Tape
- Flower Stamens
- Floral Tape
- Jewelry Glue
- Metal pin back
- To make the flowers: Cut 5 6″ lengths of floral wire and wrap the center around the pencil to create a loop. These will be your petals.
- Using washi tape, cut a piece twice the length of the loop. Fold the tape over the loop and trim to create a petal. Repeat with all 5 petals.
- To make a leaf, use a 3″ piece of wire and place tape of both ends, trim into a leaf shape. Fold in half.
- Fold two stamens in half and place 5 petals around them. Wrap tightly with floral tape starting at the base several times and then add leaves.
- Continue to wrap tightly down the stem until the wires are covered, before tearing off the end to finish.
- Repeat the steps above to create as many flowers as you’d like. Gather all flowers together in a cluster and wrap with floral wire to create your brooch. Add a metal pin back and secure with jewelry glue.
- Bend petals and leaves to create your desired shape and let dry completely before wearing.
What is your favorite Washi Tape project?
Special thanks to Amy and Workman Publishing for this fantastic review copy!