I finally discovered washi tape (I know…about time, right?) and here is what I did with it!
I may be the last craft crafter in blogland to discover the wonderfulness that is washi tape. It was probably about a year or so ago when I first heard of washi tape, but didn’t really know what it was or what you were supposed to do with it. So how did I find out the answers to these questions? Well I went to Pinterest and entered “washi tape” in the Search and was amazed by the all the creative, fun ways to use washi tape! Go ahead, do it and be ah-mazed!
A few weeks ago, Pick Your Plum had a deal on washi tape and that was my chance to get a variety of washi tape for a great price. I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with it, but I liked the colors and patterns and knew I’d come up with something. When the package of washi tape arrived, I immediately ripped open the package (as I always do when my Pick Your Plum package arrives!) and took the rolls of washi tape up to my craft room and dumped them on my desk, right in front of this basket that holds my pens, scissors, rulers – all the tools that I use on a daily basis. It hit me immediately: washi tape the basket!
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Longaberger Baskets, but I have a ton of them. I use them for all kind of storage solutions, but they are a little plain. (In fact, I’ve spray painted [gasp!} more than one of them!). Now that I’ve discovered washi tape, no basket will be safe from me!
It may look like the washi tape is weaved through the basket, but it’s not. I just cut lengths of the tape a little longer than the section I was covering and pushed the ends under each splint (I think that’s what the vertical pieces are called). It was a very easy project and I love how it turned out.
How about you? What have you decorated with washi tape? I’d love to see how you used it!
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Emily Benson says
I love this idea! Makes the basket pop!! Washi projects are some of my favorites!
Emily @ The Benson Street
P.S. Found you at Skip to My Lou
Thanks Emily! Yes, washi tape is my new love!
Sarah E. White says
So cute! I just got my tape from Pick Your Plum over the weekend and I’m itching to cover all the things. Your basket is adorable.
Thanks Sarah! Gotta love Pick Your Plum!
Clever! Looks so nice 😀
From Motivate me Mondays
Thanks Cami, and it was easy, too!
That basket is super cute! Pretty washi tape!
Home Coming says
What a great idea! I’d love it if you’d link up to The DIY’ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html
Thank you! I’ll be over to link up!
Brilliant in its simple effectiveness in seasonly transforming these sturdy American made baskets.
I have tons of Longabergers and just luv your idea.
Thanks Gail. They sure are sturdy; they last forever!
What a great way to add some flair to a basket! And don’t you love wash tape, so many uses!!! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from TT&J 🙂
I’ve bought Longaberger baskets at auction for less than $2 each – they are not the investment we were sold! So get as creative as you like with them. I love this idea and one or two of mine just might get the washi tape treatment.
Paula, you are so right! I have a few more to paint and washi tape!
I was thinking that your basket looked like a Longaberger basket. I have a few of them and yes, they are plain. I think washi tape won’t damage them, so decorate on, right? Good ideas on this blog!
Brilliant! I have a crappy basket that needs some help. I was tempted to paint it but, washi tape is a fabulous idea. I’m off to find colors to match my bathroom.
Love your idea, looks like I am going to buying some washi tape . As a Longaberger home rep I would love to use your idea if it is all right at my home parties.
Thanks Laura! Sure, feel free to share this idea. Thanks for stopping by.
Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/ says
Adorable! and a very clever way to give a basket some life and burst of color! Came over to visit from the CSI project! Thanks for sharing
So smart! I really thought you wove it through some how. You fooled me! 🙂
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Super clever, and super cute! Visiting from CSI project 🙂
Jessica Smith says
That is one of the prettiest baskets ever! Love that washi tape.. I also love Longaberger Baskets. Once when I was 15 I visited the factory where they make them in Ohio. It was really interesting 🙂
Thanks so much! I love how they look either painted or with washi tape. Or both!
De donde sacas tanta creatividad!! jaja Gracias por tremenda idea…