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Make a Washi Tape Clock {tutorial}!!

25 May

One of my favorite Washi Tape projects I have made so far is this fun and whimsical Washi Tape Clock that I made for my craft room. I used a bunch of different Washi Tapes for each of the clock numbers.

Washi Tape Clock Tutorial
 


Materials:
Cheap Clock {mine is from Target — $4}
Wax paper
Scrapbook paper (I used Lifestyle Craft’s Hello Goodbye paper for the face)
Maker and pencil
Glue dots or hot glue
Scrabble tiles (you can buy an old scrabble game from a thrift store or a “lot” of tiles on etsy)
Resin or Dimensional Magic
Washi Tape (you can also buy Washi Tape through etsy)

Here’s what I did:

  • I took the cover off the clock. 
  • Then I was hoping I would be able to remove the paper face, but it was glued down. So I used a compass and made a template of the face. 
  • Then I traced the template onto my scrapbook paper and cut it out.
  • I laid the wax paper over the face and copied the numbers on the wax paper with marker and then poked holes in the wax paper and marked the paper underneath with pencil. This is how I knew where to put the tiles. 
  • Take the scrabble tiles and trace the tile shape onto each Washi Tape pattern. Cut it out and stick it onto the tile. 
  • Apply epoxy or Dimensional Magic over the top of the tile and let it dry.( I was in a rush, so I cheated and used these self-adhesive tops that I had left over from a different project. You can use these if you are in a rush or don’t feel comfortable using resin.)
  • Then apply the tiles to the clock face with hot glue.
  • The hands on my clock were too long to get over the tiles, so I had to trim them. I used nail clippers to trim the hands (they were plastic – lol). 
 
 
 

I had such a fun time going on our local tv morning show — Studio 5 on
Monday. I made about 15 Washi Tape projects. I just can’t get enough of
the stuff. It’s addicting!!

More Washi Tape projects coming up. 
Here’s a little clip if you want to check it out:

xoxox
Have a wonderful day!!!

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Porch Makeover Part 1 — Chevron Door Hanging {tutorial}

27 Apr
chevron door hanging straight on
It snowed here yesterday, but that didn’t stop me from trying to Spring-ify my front porch. 
I am so ready for some warm weather!!  
I started off with my front door.
wood frame
I had a unfinished wood frame in my garage, so I pulled that out. My inspiration for this door hanging is this beautiful chevron fabric I found on Fabric.com – I’m a little obsessed with it right now.
premier prints yellow chevron fabric
I used the same stencil that I also used for my Spring Chevron Subway Art.
chevron stencil
First I painted the frame white and then I stenciled the chevron pattern on the wood. 

rosettes close up
Super easy. Then I made a few fabric rosettes – I have a tutorial for those if you want to make some. And then I thought it would be fun to make a part in the middle of the frame where I can spell out different things.
beautiful chevron paper
 chevron paper with a sheen
So I printed off some words using this beautiful new paper from LifestyleCrafts (they are the people that also make the Epic LetterPress – more on that at the bottom). I love this paper. It has a sheen to it. So pretty!
 (and it’s on sale this week)
chevron paper
I also added some pretty Washi Paper to the outside of the frame: 
I printed off a few different sayings that I can switch out.  Hello.
chevron hello wall hanging
And Welcome.
chevron welcome door hanging
I attached a piece of ribbon to the inside of the frame with hot glue. And then I used these cute teeny tiny clothespins from Canvas Corp. The last thing I did was added some ribbon at the top to hang it on my door.
the hello canvas
I love how my door hanging goes along with the little canvas pennant I made a few weeks ago. I put on a little table by my front door.
And coming up tomorrow afternoon – Part 2 of my porch!!
xoxo

PS — I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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PPS – Here is the winner of the LifeStyle Crafts Letterpress package: 
#35 — Simply AJ @ Queen of My Nest
And if you didn’t win —
**Lifestyle Crafts is also offering YOU  20% off ANYTHING at  lifestylecrafts.com, through the end of April (including the Epic Letterpress)!! Just type in TATERTOTS at checkout to get the discount! 
Yippee!!!

Spring Project – make a Washi Tape Topiary Centerpiece {tutorial}!

12 Apr
spring centerpiece topiaries
I am a little obsessed with Washi Tape. 
Have you ever used it?
Washi Tape is Japanese decorative tapeWashi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner. 
I love all of the different patterns and colors that are available in these tapes. 
I have seen some great ideas in packaging and gift cars, but not that many home deocr projects using Washi Tape.
 And I always like a challenge, so I have been experimenting, trying to find some decorative applications for Washi Tape.
washi tape
Last week I shared my Spring Frames Wall with some Washi Tape embellishments. I liked using the Washi Tape so much that I decided to make a display for my kitchen island. I was looking to create something light and pretty for Spring.
washi tape
frame topiary centerpiece

I found three polka dot pots – perfect for topiaries.
**I found the green balls and polka dot pots at a store called Tai Pan Trading{they have locations in Utah and California} 
I also picked up some decorative greenery balls for the topiaries. Then I wrapped some dowels in different Washi Tape and attached the dowels to the balls with my trusty hot glue gun.
washi tape topiary stems
dollar store wreath
I didn’t have any florists foam, so I cut up a $1 Dollar Store wreath and placed them in the pots. I hot glued them to the bottom. And then I placed the dowels in the florists foam. To cover up the foam, I poured some grocery store lentils over the top. I love the texture of the lentils. Pretty!!
lentils
For the “tray”, I took a clearance picture frame and put some pretty fabric in it.
the frame
the fabric
Then I decided that it needed some feet.
I replaced the knobs in my kitchen a couple of years ago and kept the old, wooden knobs in a tupperware. So I took 4 of the old knobs and painted them white. And since I might want to use the frame again in the future, I applied the knobs to the frame with velcro that can be easily removed.
velcro the knobs on the frame
stash of old knobs
paint the knobs
I also applied some Washi Tape to the outside of the frame.
I love Washi tape because it’s colorful, but it is also so easy to remove. So if I want to change out the color of my centerpiece, I can peel off that color of Washi Tape and change it for something else. 
Striped Washi tape

pink plate
And I also used my Silhouette to create a Spring saying.
And I made some different flowers that go with the different colors of Washi Tape.
I applied them with Glue Dots, that way I can change out the flowers easily too!!
the plate
topiaries with washi tape
There are so many different colors of Washi Tape.
I found mine on etsy.
many washi tape
I am so excited to show you all of my other Washi Tape ideas.
It’s going to be fun:) 
Have a Super Spring Day!!! 
xoxo