Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial: Ruffled Washi Tape Border DIY

Hi everyone!  It's Amanda and I am sharing a Valentine's Day project you can whip up in a jiffy.  If you have 15 minutes and a few basic crafting supplies, you can make your very own ruffled washi tape garland.

Here's what you'll need to get started: heart die cuts, alpha stickers (you know you have a ton), washi tape, and baker's twine.  Any color, shape, and size will do.  For my garland I used goodies from Doodlebug's Lovebirds collection.  

Simply punch/die cut some hearts, adhere a washi ruffle to the back, and slap some alpha stickers on the hearts.  Adhere the hearts to a piece of baker's twine and you're done!  

Here's how I created a ruffle out of washi tape: 

1. Apply adhesive around the back edge of the heart. 

2. Adhere the washi tape strip to the side and begin making small pleats. 

3. Continue making a ruffle all the way around the heart.  When you are done, secure the ruffle to the back with a bit of regular ol' Scotch tape.  The back won't look pretty, but the front sure will!

While it may be old hat to you, but it took me a while to come up with a good way to stick two pieces of washi tape together.  In a nutshell:
  • Tape a piece of washi tape sticky side up on your work surface. 
  • After matching up the patterns, adhere another strip of tape to the one on your work surface.  TIP: Slow and steady works best. 
  • Remove strip from your work surface and remove the tape strips on the ends.  Now you have a cute little strip of decorative tape that won't stick to your fingers.

May your Valentine's Day be filled with love!



  1. Thanks for this great post. I am off to make ruffled hearts with my washi tape! Great simple instructions! Appreciate that!!

  2. I love how you used the washi tape. That opens up for more ideas to use it..On the back side maybe just add another heart. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.


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