It’s kind of amazing how many things you can create with washi tape these days, isn’t it? Wall decals, invitation designs, monograms, furniture, pets… okay, some of those were an exaggeration, but seriously, if you have a Pinterest account then you know what I mean. Alas, I sort of caved and hopped on the train, too, which is how this cake topper bunting (that I made for Love, Wed, Bliss) and the matching cake plate came about. Want to whip up your own patterned cake plate? Here’s how —
All you have to do is alternate the tape, leaving excess on the sides, then use an exacto knife to trim the edges & voila! It’s not exactly reinventing the wheel, but it does make it pretty cute!
I bet I can guess what you’re thinking right now. You’re sitting at work wondering how to add a little color to the disposable utensils you’re going to have at your summer soiree this year, aren’t you? I thought so. In that case, just add a little washi tape! I will warn you, you may not want to get them dirty when they look this cute, though.
All you have to do is cut a few geometric shapes from different colored washi tape, and stick! The only thing easier than that is making cereal (or a bowl of ice cream). Oh, and most importantly, you have the very talented Griottes to thank for this too-pretty-to-use tutorial.
I’ve been known to go a little over board with the smelly good things. I realized it was a problem when a friend politely mentioned that my cat smelled like perfume. I took it as a compliment. Needless to say, I haven’t relented on the smelly good products, especially when they’re this easy (and cost under $10).
2 | Fill your vase with essential oil (I used the whole bottle, hence my issues)
3 | Fill the remainder of the vase with baby oil
4 | Place washi tape at the end of the skewer and fold over
5 | Cut some at an angle to create mini flags
6 | Place skewers in the vase and tie a ribbon around to finish
I’d just like to take a moment to bask in the awesomeness of washi tape… okay I’m done.