Okay, I am going to admit that I am a craft hoarder – if I see a deal on craft items, I am going to stock up on it, baby! Even for new craft items that I think I will use one day but don’t actually have a project in mind for. Fabric tape is one of those items; it came out years ago (washi tape version too!), and I fell in love with the colors and designs and with it being essentially tape, I knew one day I would use them. So about 20 rolls into my craft addiction, I finally had some projects that called for the oh so lovely fabric/washi tape!
Project 1: Fabric tape bangle/bracelet
If you’re a female, you know there’s no such thing as too much jewelry; it’s the bling that can add that special touch to an outfit or just be a fun way to dress up your earlobe, wrist, finger or neck! So as I was looking at my collection of washi tape, I had to find a way to incorporate into my accessory collection. So my idea for washi tape bangle was born – all I needed were:
- Plastic bangles/bracelets
- Fabric or washi tape
Step 1: measure the height of the bangle/bracelet so that the washi tape covers it from top to bottom (including the inside)
Step 2: pre-cut the washi tape; play around with different designs and patterns!
Step 3: adhere to the bangle/bracelet in whatever pattern you desire; you can’t go wrong. Within minutes, you’ll have a fun, stylish accessory to add to your jewelry collection!
Project 2: Cake bunting
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try making a cake from scratch. I found a Lemon Blueberry Cake recipe on Pinterest and it looked so so good! With all the work that went into making this delicious cake, I just HAD to decorate it with something worthy of a homemade cake – which meant I had to make it. I went for something a little outside the box and came up with this cute fabric tape bunting! All I needed were:
- Two wooden skewers (cut to height)
- Fabric or washi tape (single or multi-design)
All I did was cut the tape and wrap it around the string in even spaces. Then I trimmed the middle portion out and tied each end to the skewers. And just like that, my simple, cream cheese-frosted cake was transformed into a work of art!