My first experience with washi tape was back when I did this Christmas card craft for the tragically uncrafty, and I love the stuff! A washi tape wedding is a playful way to use soft colors and get crafty. We all know I’m not the DIY kind of ‘gal so I did what all of us uncrafty ladies do and got someone else to create a DIY for me. Enter Polly – the DIY goddess: “Washi tape has been big in Japan since its creation a few years ago, but word has finally spread to the States and this versatile craft product is now everywhere! People love washi tape because it’s simple to use and comes in every color and pattern imaginable, which makes it a perfect fit for the DIY wedding crowd. I’ve shared a few easy projects and tips below that could be used for a bridal shower, wedding favors, or a colorful reception!”
-Washi tape (available at your local craft store or online)
Step 1: Experiment with your roll of washi tape. Some people like the messy, ripped look that you get by, you guessed it, just ripping the tape with your hands. To create a cleaner look, use scissors to snip a straight edge.
Step 2: For glassware, take your piece of tape and place it gently on the glass, smoothing out any air bubbles. If you make a mistake, just pull the tape up and start again (this is one of the best things about washi tape!) When the party’s over, the tape is easily removable.
Step 3: Take a plain tea light and wrap a length of washi tape around it! Most washi tapes are just about the same width as the candle, which makes this super-easy. You can layer different colored tapes to match your wedding theme.
Step 4: To adorn your cupcakes and cocktails with tiny flags, wrap a few inches of washi tape around a toothpick, then stick the two sides together. Snip the edges to create a point, or any shape you like.
Step 5: Enjoy!
What do you think of a washi tape themed wedding? And aren’t these washi tape crafts so easy and cute?! Seriously, take a stab at one and I promise you that washi tape will be your new favorite obsession.
photo credits: washi tape drink flags and guest book via Martha Stewart Weddings, photographed by Yunhee Kim // color blocked maxi dress via Nordstrom // tube packaging from The Natural Wedding Company // washi tape gift boxes via Oh, Hello Friend // save the dates from Oh So Beautiful Paper // washi tape bunting on cake via 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Scott Clark.