A while back, I posted an article about japanese washi tape. I absolutely love the stuff but I didn’t have an immediate project in mind so have yet to purchase any. Then I stumbled upon an article in Family Circle, craft stylist Suzonne Stirling has inspired me! How clever. Japanese Washi Tape on Easter eggs. And how much fun would it be to hang them on an easter tree with some ribbon. The possibilities are endless! Well, I will be purchasing my tape ASAP and can’t wait to show you all the finished easter tree. I would love to see what you all do with your washi tape. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share your project pictures on the blog.
DIY instructions from Family Circle as to how they decorated the eggs:
Create Colorful Collages.
Use washi tape that is at least 1/2 inch wide. Create a collage of patterns by tearing small pieces of any length and covering egg. Press out any air bubbles before attaching next piece of tape. For the best effect, vary the placement of the tape. Repeat the same color and pattern to create an overall design or mix and match patterns for a patchwork effect.
Select washi tape that is approximately 1/4 inch wide. Wrap the tape lengthwise around the egg and cut to fit, creating 12 stripes. Rub tape down to push out any air bubbles. Use the same color tape for stripes or alternate complementary hues.
A craft punch gives eggs some fanciful fretwork.
Tear off a strip of 1/2-inch-wide washi tape that is roughly the same length as the egg from end to end. (Japanese washi tape is a fabric-like masking tape that comes in dozens of patterns, colors, and widths.) Lightly affix tape across the edge of a sheet of vellum paper. Using a decorative edge craft punch, cut designs onto the tape. Carefully remove the tape from the vellum. Repeat the technique with a second strip of tape. Line up both pieces on egg with the straight edges together as shown. Gently affix tape pieces to the egg, pressing out any air bubbles. To make the solid stripe, use washi tape that is 1/4 inch wide. Wrap the tape lengthwise around the egg and cut to fit. Rub tape down to push out any air bubbles. Repeat both designs as desired. (Our egg has four solid stripes and four craft punched stripes).