Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain6
Washi Tape Containers
Hello! Washi tape is so popular right now, I had to come up with a quick and easy craft for you to use your supply. If you are not familiar with washi tape, it is a craft item, but I have even seen it at the Home Depot so I know it’s super popular nowadays. Washi tape is essentially a paper tape. It’s not super sticky, which means if you make a mistake, you can pull it off your paper if needed. It tears easily and comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Many scrapbook companies now offer these tapes as well.
How many of us crafters have supplies that we don’t use up? I have so much stuff, and honestly, certain things go out of style and then what happens, they sit there until, if you are lucky, they come back into style. Or they get tossed into the kids craft pile.
So I thought of a way to use mine, create storage that I need and bring some color into my work space. Washi tape containers! I decorated several cans ( they can be coffee or whatever kind).
You need a can, or several because I set high goals for myself!
You’ll also need- cardstock, glue, washi tape, a ruler and pencil, ribbon.
Use the can metal top and bottom to measure the size of cardstock, my can was a bit larger around then my cardstock, so I cut another small piece and used tape on the backside to tape it together.
Next, use the ruler and pencil to give yourself a line to follow. If you want to make the chevron pattern, just pencil a V to follow. Otherwise, any line at a pleasing angle to follow.
Use your tape, putting it up against the next tape to continue your angle. Again, if using the chevron pattern, only go to the top of the angle, cut and begin your downside with the tape. Leave a little excess tape. Oh- my tape- it’s from Pink Paislee and American Crafts.
Take your excess tape and fold it to the reverse side, this gives you a nice sharp edge to put against the metal rings on the can.
Use glue, and fold the finished cardstock around the can, really giving your edge a solid line of glue. You can use a couple pieces of tape to secure the edge until it’s dry.
Add a ribbon using glue or glue dots to the top of the can, or to the bottom of the can, or to both. Whatever floats your decorative boat. Who am I to decide what you like? or have enough ribbon for. I didn’t have enough, so I just did the tops. These were fun to make.
I’d make a whole ton of these if I had more cans. Planters needs to make that winter nut mix year round. I’d love these in the small cans too, so I could put all the tiny pencils in them that my minions won’t take, they just take the new ones with the erasers, and leave me their leftovers, dented, eraser-less and pointless.
Line these up on your desk and keep brushes and pencils and scissors and markers and rulers and dowels and pens and and and…. in them. What a pretty way to add color to your workspace.