Washi Wildflowers

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

If you’ve spent much time looking around my blog, you may have noticed that I don’t do a lot of “quick and easy” projects.  While I enjoy making anything creative, I typically gravitate towards furniture projects that can take some time to complete.  But today I’m sharing something simple that you can even have your kids help you create!

This project was born from the requirement to create a washi tape craft as part of One Artsy Mama’s Crafty Contest.  I had only used the tape once before, so I wasn’t too familiar with it.  Where does someone go to look for crafting inspiration?  Pinterest of course!  While I was searching, I found a lot of vases decorated with washi tape but realized I didn’t see any flowers – so I decided to mix some patterns and make some “wildflowers.”

Washi tape to make Washi Wildflowers.  By Girl in the GarageI started with some blue and white striped tape that I had previously used to make some spring decor.  Then I bought cupcake tape and Faith/Hope/Love floral tape at Hobby Lobby, and then used some red and white chevron duct tape from Target.  I definitely wanted a bright mix of colors for my flowers!

Here’s what I did:  I cut strips of tape and folded the ends back toward the middle, and kept criss-crossing until I had a flower shape.  Then I used scissors to round the edges and make them into petals.

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

 After I made a few flowers with the same tape, I decided to mix them up and make some fun patterns too.

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

I used thin wire to create stems and stuck one end through the flower after making a small hole with a sewing needle.  I bent the wire around a few times on both sides of the flower to keep it from falling through.  Originally I had planned to make a few stems for two different jars, but I thought a fuller bouquet in one jar would have a bigger impact!

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

When my bouquet was complete, I twisted the ends of the stems together and used decorative glass stones to conceal them inside the mason jar.  It really was a simple project and I’m glad I was challenged to try something new with washi tape!

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

Washi Wildflowers by Girl in the Garage

 Have you tried using washi tape before?  If not – what would you plan to create with it?


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7 Comments on Washi Wildflowers

  1. Susan
    May 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Love them! Great idea!

  2. Rachael
    May 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Jen, I love these! They are so cute. I have craft days set on Ava’s summer calendar. Maybe we will make these one of our projects!
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  3. Cathy
    June 1, 2013 at 1:05 am (5 years ago)

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  4. Ashley
    June 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi my name is Ashley. I’m an avid blogger and Creative Graphics & Web Designer. I am stopping by your blog from Aloha Blog Hop. I would love it if you would stop by ours as well. We have an awesome giveaway running right now. A winner will be chosen June 15th. Come join in on the fun!

    Website/Blog: http://www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    Thanks so much!



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