Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Camden's "C" on the wall of his nursery


The Wonders of Washi


I joined the washi movement late in the game, which was great because by the time I found out about washi tape,  there were lots of ideas online and I had a blast jumping on board.  Here is a link to a site I like for ideas.

If you haven't checked out washi tape, it is colorful, not-too-sticky tape that one can use to decorate just about anything.  Here are a few things we have done with our washi...

We've covered letters.  This was a plain wooden letter "C" I bought at AC Moore.  I found these rolls of tape at AC Moore as well.  I mentioned to Carson's teacher, Mrs. Camp, that I was working on a letter C for Camden's room, and she promptly ordered a "C" for her classroom. :) Her favorite color is orange, so I chose orange and brown.  I had so much fun working on her "C."
Completed "C" for Mrs. Camp

I bought these letters at Hobby Lobby for the big boys to decorate.


We have also made bookmarks.  I made these as summer gifts for Carson's Kindergarten class last year. 
The quote is one from Groucho Marx--"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."  Click here for the quote.

Here's what I did...

I started with a plain piece of sturdy white paper.  I measured it so that it would be equal to the width of three bookmarks, placed side by side.  




Then I added the tape, alternating colors and patterns.


When I was finished, I cut the paper into thirds, creating three bookmarks.



Then I used more washi tape to attach the quote.


I used other color schemes as well.



And when I was finished, I laminated them and we were all set.  I bought this laminator at AC Moore (with a coupon) and have found it invaluable for all the crafting and schoolwork we do around here.

I have also used washi to revive a picture frame that needed a punch of color.  This would have actually worked better on a white frame, but I didn't have one, so I made it work.  I think it looks so much better on our bookshelf, which is also black.  The frame just got lost before the washi update.










One more way I have used washi is to decorate my boys snack bins.  When they come home from school, I always have healthy snacks waiting for them in these jars.  If I don't, they'll raid the pantry, and it's not healthy food they choose.  



How will you use your washi?
















2 comments:

  1. Pam, you are really rocking the block recently!! You go!

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  2. Thank you, Rachel!!! You are so sweet. :)

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