Tag: crafting with washi tape

Quick and easy party favors - made from coffee filters!

Well, hey there!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I couldn’t be happier to be here with you today!  Now, despite all the exclamation points, I am still trying to come to grips that this time of year means that I now have boys in middle school and high school {say what?!}.  But, I have decided I have to shake off the back to school blues.  Want to know why?  We are heading into party season!  Back to school parties, class parties, birthday parties, football parties, holiday parties and just because parties!  And in my book, every great party needs a really great party favor.  So, I am sharing a super cute {but totally inexpensive} party idea that you can make for any holiday, season or theme … Quick & Easy Coffee Filter Party Favors!

Super cute party favors made from coffee filters - love the washi tape and bakers twine!

That’s right!  Can you believe that those super cute stamped pockets start from humble cone shaped coffee filters?  They are naturally the perfect shape to hold candy, confetti, snack mix, popcorn, beads, rice, birdseed, temporary tattoos or even small toys!  So, hit the grocery store and your craft stash for a few simple supplies and make coffee filter party favors!

How to make coffee filter party favors

  1. Gather your supplies:  cone shaped coffee filters, small alphabet stamps/ink pad, scissors, washi tape, a small hole punch and bakers twine.
  2. Using your stamps and ink pad, add a message for your party guests:  Happy Birthday, Oh Happy Day, Touch Down, etc.
  3. Trim off the small “tab” from the top edge of the coffee filters.
  4. Fill your pouches and close with a piece of washi tape.
  5. Punch a small hole and tie them closed with a bakers twine bow.

These coffee filter party favors look so cute piled in a basket or displayed on a tray.  Better yet, they are easy to make and perfect to hold a little something for your guests to enjoy on their way home!  You can easily change the message, washi tape and twine/ribbon for any holiday or party theme, too!

Coffee filter party favors are SO easy to stamp, stuff and share for any party!

I’m here for the party!  Here are more festive party ideas, so put on your party hat!

See you all again soon!!


Today I’m sharing  a really easy way to customize your calendars with one of my favorite craft supplies—washi tape! 

For this project you need:

  • Any kind of calendar–I really love my dry erase calendar from Poppy Seed Projects (I used the Lemon Quatrefoil calendar with the Eleanor frame, Brooklyn trim, & I also got the magnetic backing)
  • Sand paper
  • Paint (I used spray paint)
  • Dry erase marker
  • Black Sharpie permanent marker
  • variety of Washi Tape–it’s a thin, sort of papery non-permanent crafting tape that comes in a ton of different colors and patterns

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First, grab your calendar–it can be a paper one, a dry erase one, a planner–whatever you are using. For mine, I got a dry erase calendar kit from Poppy Seed Projects as I mentioned above—they are so cute, and did you know that our Crafting Chick Jamie designed the calendars? They are darling! 🙂 I sanded the unfinished frame and trim, making sure to wipe off any dust, and then I spray painted it. I chose a glossy spray paint for the frame (Rustoleum Glossy Dark Gray) and I painted the trim with a satin white spray paint also from Rustoleum.

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I used wood glue to attach the white trim piece to the gray frame and let it sit for 24 hours. Next I inserted the dry erase calendar print and wrote in the dates with a dry erase marker.

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Now for the fun part! 🙂 I have a growing collection of washi tape in happy colors and patterns that make perfect little customizable labels for your calendar! I’ve gotten my stash at lots of different places, like Pick Your Plum, Target and Michaels. I love it because it’s easy to stick on, easy to peel off, and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue.

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You can either tear or cut the washi tape with scissors, depending on what look you want. For this Valentine’s Day label I added a little bit of flair with the notch cut out of one side of the tape to make it like a little flag. Then you can write with a Sharpie on top of the tape label and decorate it however you want. It makes certain days (like holidays or birthdays or events) really stand out on your calendar. And it is easily removable. (Make sure you don’t write on the calendar itself with Sharpie!!!) I double checked to make sure the Sharpie wasn’t bleeding through the washi tape and ruining my dry erase calendar. It worked just fine.

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It’s a fun way to make the different months pop!

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You can organize and use the labels however you want. For our calendar, I used different colors/patterns for different events we have happening this month, such as dance, orchestra, etc. I even made a little “code” in the notes section to remind us what the labels stand for. For the repeating weekly events it was nice to just stick that particular piece of tape on that day instead of rewriting it each week. It works for me!

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Once you have your dates and labels on the calendar, hang that cute thing on the wall!  It’s so colorful and customized, and I can use completely different colors next month. I love it! 🙂

Disclosure: I was provided with products from Poppy Seed Projects to use in this post. All opinions, photography and text are my own.

We are so happy to have Monika here from iloveitall with Monika Wright.  She is amazing and I love her creativity.  Not only is she sharing a great idea, she also has a giveaway for you!
A big hello to all you Crafting Chicks out there today! I’m Monika Wright and today I’m going to share a cute and quick mini album project that involves the whole family. Well, you’ll be doing the crafting, but the whole family gets a chance to record their thankful thoughts in their own handwriting. Here’s what my mini album looks like…
…and  here’s how you can create this little cutie yourself. Gather your favorite patterned papers, embellishments and washi tape, I used several collections from Indie Chic by My Mind’s Eye, download your mini album pages and trim, and also round up your favorite embellishments, adhesive and a length of twine. Your download is sized to print on a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper. If you don’t have a large format printer, you can also use this letter-sized “thankful for” download I designed.


After trimming your mini album pages, line up the bottom edge of one page {the one on top} and the top edge of another page {the page on the bottom}  and apply your washi tape so that half the tape is on the upper page and half the tape is on the lower page. Smooth the tape to adhere together and flip your page up to align another page beneath and repeat the taping technique again and again. After all pages have been joined, trim the excess washi tape from the sides of your mini album.
These close-up shots of the front cover and inside front cover show more detail. You’ll see that I embellished the twine that wrapped the inside cover with a paper doily and a chipboard sentiment for a finished look.
See how the tape joins the mini album pages together? So, so easy and these days, who doesn’t have at least a roll or two of washi tape in their crafty stash? To finish off the front and back covers, I used more washi tape going from the front over the pages and then to the back cover to form a binding. I finished it off with a floral cardstock sticker.
I hope you and your family enjoy these downloads and have a moment or two to record your thankful thoughts. When I created a similar project a few years ago, my then teenaged son even participated, which made his Mama thankful. A big thank you to the Crafting Chicks for allowing me to share my project during their Thanks A Day Gratitude Challenge.


It’s no secret to those who read my blog or have visited my Etsy shop, I Love It All, that I am a fan of being thankful. It’s amazing how being aware of that one small thing that made a difference in my day can have such an impact on me.
I am pleased to be giving away the 2013 Gratitude Journal to one lucky reader:
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