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Tuesday 31 January 2012

More Valentine Crafting

I've got a new obsession and its calorie free - washi tape! It's a patterned paper tape and I LOVE it! It is so easy to use, but unfortunately not quite so easy to get hold of in the streets of the UK...yet.  I keep hinting to the shop assistants in Paperchase that they NEED to stock it in lots of colours, but they just give me this look as if they haven't a clue what I'm talking about! (sigh!)...
I used my rolls that I had left over from Christmas together with the only roll that my local Paperchase stock now, the Valentine's one that I used on my frame, to make these decorations:

As I say, SO EASY to use, I just wrapped the washi tape around the silver part of these nightlights.  

Obviously you have to take care to make sure that the tape doesn't overhang onto the candle and if it does, either lift up the tape and reposition (the beauty of Washi) or trim off any excess.  Normal safety advice applies as in always make sure that you don't leave any lit candles unattended.

Whilst I was making these (at craft group today) I also had the idea to make some mini bunting with the tape:
It was simply made by folding over a strip of the tape over the string so that it sticks to itself and then cut with scissors into a triangle shape. 

Um... what's next for the Washi Treatment...?

Thanks for looking today,


theboelemas@aol.com said...

Cute candles and lol @ you harassing those poor assistants! They probably think you're a complete nut :D x

Nicky Stevenson said...

Lol Claire. It's the staff at Paperchase's fault, they do insist on asking me if I found what I was looking for today? Thats just asking for trouble! Nicky x

furrypig said...

Love your ideas for washi tape, try paperchase online I did a big order before Christmas and lots of rolls fell into my basket!

Anonymous said...

I adore washi tape! I had to hide my recent considerable postal order from my husband as I couldn't justify the amount I had spent on tape! Great ideas :) jen@madeinminch x

Carmen said...

I want some washi tape! I keep googling it and seeing all these gorgeous designs. Love what you've been doing with it! Indeedy!

Ashley Calder said...

Love the idea of covering tea lights with washi tape!

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