Friday, October 27, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: DIY Washi Tape Twist Ties by Karen

Hi everyone! It's Karen, and today I want to share a little secret with you - I am intimidated by washi tape! Yes - it's true...I absolutely love washi tape and have a huge collection of it, but I often feel like I am not sure how to use it to all of it's amazing potential! Sticky, flexible, durable...it's seems like a shame to just stick it down on paper all the time. So let me introduce you to my experiment...washi tape twist ties! This project started in my usual form - a cute strip of washi tape across the bottom of these cellophane treat bags! Now don't get me wrong...a cute strip of this tape on a cellophane bag is amazing! the flexible nature of the product makes it work a hundred time better than a strip of paper or even a thicker sticker strip. And teamed up with a fun sentiment for a 12x12 this & that sticker sheet like this one from Booville... ...and a super cute glitter sprinkle - you are all set! And when I am feeling particularly creative, I even flip over the treat bag and add a few stickers for a little surprise! Now typically, I would stop there...perhaps using some cute Doodle twine for the top or even folding it down in the back and sealing it with another strip of washi. But not today! Today, I played around with a way to use the washi tape on the top, and while tying didn't work - twisting did!! Here's how you can do it too! Just a note about the wire - almost any type will work here. The trick is to hold it between you finger and try twisting it to see if you can do so easily. The floral wire I had was a bit think, but it was still malleable enough to work! If you only have traditional twist ties at home, just use those and cover with the washi tape! The result is a cute way of closing your treat bag that coordinates with the bottom and holds it's shape extremely well! Given that the washi tape is both strong and flexible, it withstands the twisting extremely well! Washi tape - you are my new best friend!! With Christmas coming as well, I can't wait to whip up a few more of these with Milk and Cookies!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen

7 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea to decorate the bags with the Washi Tape!!

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    1. And so easy Beckie! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  2. Twisty Ties?! What a genius idea! Totally stealing this come Christmas time. ;)

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    1. Yahoo! I am definitely using this technique again too!

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  3. All these ideas are so fun ! It was a great challenge.

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