Washi Week-Day 7: Washi Mirror!

0.jpgToday is the 7th and final day of our Washi Week series. Wahhhh! 😦 😦 😦

We are so sad to be finishing up such a great week. We really have enjoyed the past few days crafting with you and designing new washi tape projects. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have!!

As the final day, we decided to make this post something extra special and adorable! This is a home decor essential; it adds a perfect touch of pizzazz to the room and you can customize it to match the colors in the room too! Ours matches the girls room pretty well and it is getting hung up right away!

To make a washi mirror you will need:

1.jpg2A mirror (preferably with a white base/frame), 2-6 washi tapes of your choice, a ruler, a pencil, and scissors. Lets begin!

To start, clean the base of your mirror so the tape sticks well (we cleaned our whole mirror while we were at it 😀 ). Take one of your washi tapes and put a strip on one side of the frame, right in the middle. Do the same to the other 3 sides. You can use your ruler to measure the mirror and find where is the exact center of each side (this makes it MUCH easier and it looks way neater!). Next, take a different washi and put a piece in the inside corner of the side you are working on, and then the other side with a different tape. Once you have all 3 tapes, go to one half between 2 of the strips and use your ruler to make 2 marks on the frame, both the same length apart. Take any 2 washis you like and lay a strip over each of the 2 marks. Do the same to the other half, making sure all the washi tape strips are the same distance apart. Once you have completed this side, repeat to the other 3 sides of the mirror.

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If this mirror will be going in a bathroom, you will want to seal it in case the sink water splashes on it, or it gets steamy from a hot shower. You wouldn’t want to ruin the tape!!

And that’s it!! Super easy, quick, and it adds the perfect touch to the room. We almost died at how cute our washis work together on this mirror!!! ❤

If you want yours to be more eye-popping, you could put tape between and fill up the gaps we left on ours so that yours is completely washi’d. (We love how many verbs you can make from the word “washi”) Veronica is very… conservative when it comes to washi tape; she hates wasting even the tiniest bit!!

So that wraps up our Washi Week! We really hope you enjoyed it and got to try out some of the crafts with us!! We had a blast sharing our favorite washi tape crafts with you and we hope to come up with many more; maybe in a month or two we will have enough to do a second Washi Week! 😀

Did you enjoy this week as much as we did? Did you make any of the crafts we shared? We’d LOVE to hear about it!! Let us know in the comments below! ❤

 

Washi Week-Days 5-6: Coasters and Rubik’s Cube!

11.jpgThe last 2 days have been craaaaaaaazy! We’ve been cleaning, going through all our old laundry that has been shamefully tucked away in bags since we moved 3 years ago,  and prepping for the upcoming birthdays of 3 of our girls! We have been itching to make these 2 washi tape crafts for AGES and we are so excited to share them with you!!!

Our first one is a washi tape coaster. Seriously… HOW CUTE??? We love these coasters sooooooooo much! They are so adorable, super convenient, and they are made out of really common household items. Here we go!

For these coasters we will need:

1.jpg10 popsicle sticks per coaster, 2 different colors of paint, and 1-3 coordinating washi tapes (we prefer using 3). You will also need glue (hot glue works best), a paintbrush, and mod podge. Lets get started!

First, take 2 of your popsicle sticks and paint each stick one of your 2 paint colors. Let dry and set aside. Grab 5 more sticks and lay a strip of tape along each one. Press it on well and closely cut off the excess. Once they are all washi taped, plug in your glue gun. Arrange your colored sticks in any order you like. Remember back in kindergarten when you played with popsicle sticks and made little houses and picture frames with them? Here’s where those skills come in handy! Take 2 bare sticks and 2 designed sticks and form a square, the designed ones layering over the bare ones. Glue them in place and let the glue cool. Next, take a designed stick and place it on top in the middle of the square and glue in place. Add in the next 2 designed popsicle sticks and space them evenly on either side of the middle stick, gluing them in place. Do the same to the other side. Almost there! Flip over your masterpiece and glue in your last popsicle stick so it is going in the same direction as the 2 others on the back of the coaster. Mod podge it to seal (since they will probably get wet from your glass and you dont want to destroy the paper) and you’re done!! 2.jpg3.jpg4.jpg5.jpg6.jpg7.jpg8.jpg9.jpg10.jpg11.jpg

So simple and absolutely adorable!!!

Lets get to our next washi tape craft! We are making… Drum roll please… Washi Tape Rubiks cube!!! It is not a real working rubiks cube, but it looks so amazingly cute and its so easy to make!

You will need:

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A square building block, 3 different washi tapes, scissors, a BLACK sharpie, and mod podge.

The first thing to do is take one of your chosen washi tapes and layer it over one side of the block. Try to match the design up perfectly; this will make it seem extremely realistic! once you have one side completed, cut off all the excess so it is a smooth square. Do all the other sides the same, alternating colors. Once you have all the colors on the block, Take your sharpie and draw a very thin line along the edge of each side. Next, use a ruler to draw out a 9 slot grid (like in tick-tack-toe!) on each side. 2-03.0.jpg4.0.jpg5.0.jpg6.0.jpg8.0.jpg

OMG LOVE IT! Too cute! This mini rubiks cube makes the perfect charm! If you get a key chain hook and screw it into the top, this would make an amazing book bag key chain or even for your purse! If you make it smaller and use the right kind of hook, you could even make it a necklace or a jewelry charm. ❤ ❤ ❤

How are you enjoying our Washi Week? Only one day left!!! Any ideas or requests to see on our last washi tape post in this series? Have you ever made either of these crafts? Let us know in the comments bellow!

 

Washi Week-Day4: Popsicle Stick Bracelets!

washi week8.jpgA few months ago, Veronica decided to try a new washi tape craft: washi tape popsicle stick bracelets! They came out SO CUTE that we just had to have them for Washi Week! They’re so easy to make, look absolutely adorable, they make great gifts for kids, and they’re a great craft to do with the little ones!

Here are her originals:

washi week 000.jpgCute right!? Erica wants the pink one so bad 😀

They’re a piece of cake to make. Super fast to decorate, but there is a little wait time in prepping the popsicle sticks. If you plan to do these as a fun activity with your kids or siblings, you might want to start prepping the sticks the night before. Let’s get to it!!

Here is what you will need:

washi week0.jpgPopsicle sticks (can be thick or thin), 1-4 washi tapes, mod podge, and scissors. You will also need boiling water (if not then it can take a few days to make these!!) and a cup that has a mouth about the size of your wrist.

First, bring a pot of water to boil and add in your popsicle sticks. This is going to make them soften so we can bend them into shape!

Real quick fun story!! When we first moved from our home in Florida 3 years ago, we were eating soup in our new house. Somehow, we hadn’t unpacked the spoons! However we did have wooden popsicle stick spoons, so we decided to eat our soup with those. Well, about 5 minutes into dinner we realized that the spoons were starting to warp! The bowl part of the spoon was getting flatter by the minute and we ended up needing to drink what was left because the spoons were so flat 😀 It was so funny; we hadn’t even thought that the hot soup would effect our wooden spoons!!

Anyways, back to the craft! You need to let the pop sticks boil for at least 30 minutes. Once they are done you should be able to slowly bend the stick without it snapping. Next, take your stick and bend it into a curve, and place it into the cup so that its molding into a circle (we have such small wrists that we had to use an oval shaped container; if not the bracelet would slide right off!!) Here comes the waiting; you need to let the water all evaporate and let the sticks get hard again. It usually takes about 24 hours, which is why you should start this step a day ahead of when you’re planning to make them.

Now lets fast forward to tomorrow! The popsicle sticks are dry, hard, and ready to decorate!! Simply take your washis and start laying them on vertically in strips. We love this part because you get to design it and make up your pattern! Once they’re all on, flip the bracelet over and layer one long strip horizontally along the inside.

washi-week1washi-week2washi-week3washi-week4Seriously, how cute are Veronicas washi tapes?!?!washi-week5washi-week6washi-week7washi-week9washi-week8Almooooooost done! All you have to do last is give it a nice layer of mod podge, and then you’re ready to show off your bracelet to the world!! Super cute and simple! They are one of our favorite washi tape crafts everrrrrrrr because they’re so stylish, adorable, and you can pass them out for your friends and spread the washi love! ❤

Have any color combos that would be adorable? Any funny popsicle stick stories to share? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments bellow!