Monday, June 17, 2013

Washi Tape and Flowers

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Have I mentioned my love of washi tape before? (that's rhetorical, don't answer)

I don't have a huge collection, but the few rolls I have get a lot of use for gift wrapping, art display and general DIY odds and ends. When we were on our girls weekend I found a little pot of gold at the back of the Madewell store: clearance washi tape! They were $1.90 a roll so I picked up a few more. I felt like a bit of a lame-O as I was preaching the amazing-ness of this find to the other ladies, who were much more excited about all the amazing clothes (and rightfully so!). But I knew all your fellow crafters would join me in going gaga over such a find.

With summer blooms popping up I have been putting my washi tape to good use around here.

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The good old washi-tape flag is a regular staple. It looks adorable in a little pot of flowers, or in a cupcake! If you buy a pack of small skewers I promise you will not be short of ideas for place to use a little flag (place settings, gifts, etc.)
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I was totally inspired by Amanda's adorable egg crate planter a couple weeks ago and decided to put one of my own to use as part of our gift for Wren's teacher. It's a great gift that will be useful even if the plants don't make it (let's be honest, mine usually don't...).

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This is the easiest and most creative! Keep an old pasta sauce jar or jam jar and you can bring it to life for your next batch of flowers. 
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Here are a handful of other creative and beautiful ways to combine washi tape and flowers this summer:

May not be the most practical idea, but I am itching to try this flower covered wall.


Stacey said...

I love MT tape, my friend was living in Japan last year so she sent me some cute rolls and she came back with a suitcase full! She is always sending my things decorate with tape!


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modern jane said...

That last photo would be so simple and easy.. I love it!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Please tell me about that gorgeous bloom in the milk bottle vase! It's the most beautiful flower I've never seen. 'Looks like a giant Purple Texas Bluebonnet! I love Purple, TX, and our native I'm super curious :)

{ amy } said...

Such fun patterns!! Would love it if you'd share at my {Work it Wednesday} Linky party!


Amanda Rydell said...

love what you did with your plants!!!
I bet her teacher was so excited to get such a sweet gift. I love how you used your washi tape all the way across!!!

I have been meaning to email you, can you email me your address :)


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florist said...

Totally pinning you and I don't think I could resist that sale either!

~Wishy Washi

Jamie {Better With Age} said...

I love washi tape and these are adorable! The gift for Wren's teacher is beautiful!
Jamie @ Better With Age

PamK. said...

Did you know you can make your own washi tape? I was thinking of posting a step by step (and literally there is little more than two steps - it's that easy). Let me know if you're interested:

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