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Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is here with a quick and easy Easter basket craft that is so cute!

Happy Spring everyone. Still waiting for the last snow to melt here in New York, but I see the spring light at the end of the snowy tunnel. Plants are starting to come up, birds are singing, and the chipmunks are starting to dig to recover their winter leftovers.

I have Easter on the mind today. I wanted to share a real easy tutorial that you and the children can craft together using plastic water bottles or soda bottles and some washi tape. Pretty easy, right!

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Step 1: I Cut your plastic bottle the size you want it. Of course you can GO Big and use a 2 liter container and make a darling centerpiece, but I went small, and each guest at our Easter table will have one at their place setting.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Step 2: Making your handle. This is a little tricky and requires two people. I measured out the size handle I wanted and doubled the size so I had two of the same size pieces of washi tape. Then I put stuck them together to make the handle.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

** The key is leaving some room at each end of the handle to stick the handle to your plastic container. Then once you start covering it, the handle will be covered up.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Step 3: Start your washi tape pattern around your basket piece.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com Once you are done – decorate with some Easter grass and a few chocolates or jelly beans.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Didn’t they come out so cute?! The children can make them for their teachers, neighbors and grandparents. I am hoping to find enough plastic bottles around so we can make some to bring over to the nursing home.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Until next time – Party On Friends and THINK SPRING!

Thank you, Melissa, I love how your crafts turn everyday objects into such sweetnees! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

 

Washi Tape Embellished Paper Medallions {DIY}

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Want to learn how to make these washi tape embellished paper medallions? I'm excited to introduce our new party crafts contributor, Virginie from That Cute Little Cake.  I have been a fan of Virginie's parties for some time, so I'm glad she's sharing her creativity here with us. Welcome, Virginie!

Today I have a very cute craft to share: these fantastic washi tape embellished paper medallions that would make an awesome party backdrop! Aren't they gorgeous!?

They are very easy to make and the washi tape makes them so unique.

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Supplies:
  • Paper  -- I chose to use book pages
  • Washi tape in colours to match your party scheme
  • Border punch (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun
Directions:
  1. Rip a few pages from a book and stick some washi tape on the nice edge of the pages (not the ripped edge)
  2. If using a puncher, punch the edge of the page over the washi tape. Punching will give a soft and delicate look to your finished medallions.
  3. Fold each page like an accordion
  4. Glue several pages together. I found I needed 5 pages to form a large medallions.
  5. Glue the top and bottom folds together so as to form a tube
  6. Gently push the center down with your finger and secure with hot glue. Hold until the glue has set.

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Now you can have as much fun as you want with these! By using several rows of tape you will get more colors. You may also want to create smaller medallion... Instead of using whole pages, cut them in half length way. The thinner the strip of paper you use, the smaller the medallion will be.

Have fun !

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Thanks, Virginie, for adding such a cool new spin to paper fan medallions!  To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

Washi Tape Back to School Notebooks and Pencils

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I love washi tape! I wanted to use some to decorate back to school supplies for my daughter, Lainey. I bought the notebooks and pencils at Target, then used my washi tape to jazz them up!

To make the washi tape circles, first I stuck strips of overlapping washi tape on wax paper. Then I punched out the circles with my circle punches (I used a 2'' and a 1/2"). I peeled the circles off the wax paper and stuck them onto my notebook. Simple!

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Tomorrow is Lainey's first day of 1st grade. She's nervous and excited... and so am I. :)

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Party Supplies You Might Be Looking For...

I thought I'd do a roundup of some of the coolest, newest party supplies because a friend of mine was recently trying to do a search online for baker's twine, but didn't know what it was called and had a hard time finding it. So here's are some of the newest party supplies -- what they look like, what they're called, and where you can buy them.

Baker's Twine -- Of course I had to start with baker's twine, which is so popular these days. It comes in a variety of colors, perfect for wrapping favors and gifts, and perfect for adding pizzazz to all your creative party decorations. I love the old-school feel and I love all the colors!

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Japanese Washi Tape -- This is Japanese masking tape that comes in a ton of colors and patterns. I use it for wrapping gifts and for decorating anything that needs a pop of color. I've used it on birthday cards, to decorate vases, to give style to pencils, and even to make a colorful lampshade.

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Paper Straws -- What I love about paper straws is they are such a quick and easy way to add a little style to your party. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. I see them at parties all over our site ,and I keep a bunch of colors on hand for quick entertaining. Plus, they make great cake pop sticks!

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Mason Jars with Daisy Lids -- What a fun, vintage-y way to serve drinks at your party. Just stick a paper straw in the daisy lid and you're set to go -- more environment than paper or plastic cups and much much cuter!

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Tissue Paper Pom Poms -- Another quick way to add dimensionality to your party space with soft textures. I especially love pom poms at girl birthdays, baby showers, and bridal showers!

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 Paper Candy Cups -- I'm seeing these all over our site right now. They're great for serving individual snacks to little guests!

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Circle Punch (2 inch) - We offer over 150 sets of free printable party decorations. To pop out some printable party circles to use as cupcake toppers, labels, and tags, a circle punch is a necessity. It makes everything look more polished and also makes the job of decorating much easier

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Paper Treat Bags -- I love sending my guests home with something fun at the end of the party (my favorite being an edible treat), and using these paper treat bags that come in a variety of colors and patterns (polka dot, stripes, chevron, etc.) wraps them up perfectly.

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I'll be back soon with more party decoration ideas. If you have a party supply idea you think I need to include, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love suggestions!

{DIY} How to Make Washi Tape Twist Ties

I saw a tutorial on Corrina Wraps on how to make washi tape twist ties and had to try it. Turns they are super easy, you can finish them in minutes, and what a great way to tie up gift and favors. I will definitely be doing this in the future.

Supplies:

  • Thin wire
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape

Directions:

Cut the wire with your scissors. I cut mine into 7 inch long pieces so I had the flexibility to trim.

Place a piece of washi tape sticky side up. Stick the wire onto the middle of tape.

Then add another piece on top. Voila!

For light colored washi tape, I added one extra piece on one side and made sure to show that side on my favors.

I trimmed the edge of my twist tie, filled a cellophane bag with candy from Whole Foods (to kid myself it was healthy), and added my tie.  (Notice this bag is a lot smaller than the previous one. That's because this shot was taken after a day of my daughter and I snacking on candy.)

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