Washi Tape Party Decorations

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Washi Tape Party Decorations

Washi Tape Party Decorations

I will admit we got a bit carried away for this party.  You don’t have to make ALL of these Washi tape party decorations. But they are so easy why wouldn’t you?

Abbi and I made these for her  afternoon tea birthday party last year. They went down well with the guests – pretty without being too girly.  They cost pennies, and take no time at all. For easy to make coordinated and cheap decorations, washi tape is hard to beat.

Washi Tape Party Decorations

Washi Tape Bunting

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
Method

Cut embroidery thread to the length you need and lay out flat.  Cut pieces of tape approximately 3-4cm long. Double it over the tape, securing it back on itself.  Leave a 3-4 cm gap between each tape.  Trim the tape straight, or cut v shapes into each tape to make little flags.

2-3m is probably the perfect length for these decorations.  Much more, and its difficult to stop them getting tangled. For long lengths of washi bunting, I would try securing the thread in situ first and then attaching the tape. If this isnt possible, because it will be inaccessible, wrap the bunting around an empty toilet roll inner as you make it.

Washi Tape Bunting

Pretty Washi Tape Vases

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Tiny jam jars
  • Flowers
Method

Mini spice jars make great little mini vases. To pretty them up, wrap 2-3 strips of tape in random colours.  Fill the vases with little posies of flowers.  Its a great way to get a lot out of a small number of flowers.  I tend to do 1 or two larger (nutella sized) jars and numerous of the tiny ones scattered.

Larger jam jars (or glasses) can be given the same treatment to become water or drinking glasses.

Pretty Washi Tape Vases

Menu

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Printed or hand written menu

We made menus for the afternoon tea party so that they girls would see what was coming, and to build up some excitement.  I placed a copy between each girl on the table. They looked pretty with the swizzle sticks, vases and place settings.

I printed out the menu and added a single strip along the bottom.  A copy of the menu was also taped to the wall in the kitchen where the girls had their cocktail.creative washi tape ideas

Swizzle Sticks

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Skewers
  • Scissors
Method

Wrap 2 -3 different washi tapes around a skewer. Cut into the tape randomly for a pretty effect.  We make these regularly, as kids love them in burgers and party drinks.  See the gold version that we blogged about a while back.Washi Tape Party Decorations Swizzle Sticks

Food Pic Washi Tape Flags

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Cocktails sticks
  • Scissors
Method

As with the swizzle sticks, but using cocktail sticks to make pretty food pics for canapes and nibbles.Washi Tape Food Pics

Water Bottles with Washi Tape

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Water Bottles

Method

As you can see, we were getting a little carried away. But once you get started, its hard to stop!  These were bottles for the movie later on rather than the afternoon tea, but they got the treatment anyway.  Remove the labels and wrap with 2 -3 strips of washi. So much nicer than a naked bottle i’m sure you will agree!

Washi Tape water Bottle

Place Setting

Materials
  • Washi Tape
  • Craft card stock or paper
  • Printer and printer paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Hole Punch
Method

First print out the guests names in a pretty font using colours that coordinate with your washi.  Cut your craft paper larger than double the size of your printed names, leaving a border all the way round.  Fold the card in half.

Cut out the guests names and stick one side down to the card with doube sidd tape.  Place a strip of washi that coordinates with the guest name colour, and place half on the paper half on the card.

I used these cards to decorate the wrapped up cakes that the girls made on their cake decoration activity, so I used a hold punch.Washi Tape Place Settings

But don’t stop here with your Washi Tape party decorations. You could also consider:

  • Invitations and/or envelopes
  • Party bags
  • Use washi to tape art or photos to the walls or windows.

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