Tag: washi tape


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When wracking my brain for an idea for day four, or 4 Calling Birds, I thought of a few ideas for the “calling”. But it seems that calling cards are a thing of the past. But while long distance calling may be extinct we certainly still spend a lot of time on the phone, so a fun phone case it was.

This makeover was quick and inexpensive, plus it turned out so cute and the washi is easy to take off when you want a change. I think this DIY Washi Phone Case would be a great gift!

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You’ll need a phone case to fit your model of phone (this one was just a few bucks), and X-acto knife, and the washi tape of course.

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Cover the back of your case with washi tape. This plaid was on a wide roll, so I use the black Noel to cover the 1 seam I ended up with.

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Cut around the edge of the case with the X-acto. Don’t forget to open up that camera hole!

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It turned out even better than I was hoping!

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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!!

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This is the most simple project….and it’s actually an idea that Q my 5 year-old came up with.  She is the best and so creative.  She did this one day and I thought, “what a great idea that is!”  She even staged a lot of this shoot which  I think is so awesome.  I love when she joins me in my shenanigans.  This is a fun project you can use for any age of girl.

SUPPLIES:  All you need is blank headbands.  They have a great supply over at Hairbow Supplies Etc.  The only other thing is washi tape.  Easy enough.

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HAVE I TOLD YOU I LOVE WASHI TAPE!!!!  I do…that’s all.   You can use any type of washi tape for this projects.  I noticed that when Q and I were making these, that patterned tapes look different when they are on the headband.  Ones I thought would be cute, didn’t necessarily look cute and visa versa.  So try out a bunch of different ones.

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Start at one end of the headband and wrap it tightly around the whole headband.  Easy enough! Finish it up with washi tape on each end to make it finished.

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There you have it.  Done.  These are fun because you can make any pattern, quickly and cheaply.

Wahoo, that’s what we like :).

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xo,  Kirsten

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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.

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This is not a brand new idea by any means, but I just wanted to share our summer journals that we made this past week. It was a quick and fairly simple little project—hopefully it will help our kids get their writing practice in while school is out, plus it will be fun to keep a record of fun summer memories and other random thoughts, in their own words. (yes, I know summer has nearly reached its halfway point for us, but I was determined to make these anyway!)

Supplies you can use to make a summer journal:

  • Plain notebooks
  • Fun patterned paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft Paint (I used Spa Blue by Decoart)
  • Craft brushes
  • Washi Tape (I found most of them at Target!)

I don’t have a step-by-step tutorial today but I’ll share the basics! :)

1.   I traced the shape of the notebooks onto the scrapbook paper and cut the paper out.

2.   Then I took a foam craft brush and brushed on thin layers of Mod Podge on the notebook cover as well as the backside of the paper. Then I stuck the paper onto the notebook cover and smoothed out any bubbles.

3.   I also painted the back of the notebook with craft paint. It did take about 3 coats to cover up the original black and white design, but it worked!

4.   I added some fun washi tape (love that stuff!) on top of the scrapbook paper and cut out my girls’ initials with my Silhouette Cameo.

5.   Then I brushed Mod Podge over the entire thing, front and back, to seal it all in. Wait several hours to dry. DONE!

I’m planning on having my kids use different journaling prompts every few days or so, perhaps drawing them out of a jar. Some days I’ll have them write whatever they feel like writing. There are some great writing prompts I found online to get you started:

The amazing Shawni of 71toes.com: Journal Prompts and Job Jar

Beauty and Bedlam: conversation starters

Even though summer’s almost halfway over I’m still excited to get going on our journals! :)

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