Along with 13 ideas for decorating with washi tape for the 4th of July, you can get yourself in the running for a copy of Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! and 8 rolls of Duck Brand Washi Tape!
I was so inspired by the 101 projects in Washi Tape. Maybe I went a little far? Nahhh.
If you are into washi tape as much as I am, enter here by May 17th, 2014 and then pop on over to Craft Gossip Recycling for a second chance to win a second book and tape set and see how to decorate shoes with leopard washi tape wings and how to make a tile bracelet.
Here are some detailed shots of the 13 different 4th of July projects.
I combined the 2 tapes to make a big 4 on a large pillar candle. This one happens to be a faux candle.
I added stripes onto a lampshade and covered the lamp base.
I made striped flags on each of an Ikea star lamp which I also added a stripe of red heart washi tape on each star.
Another easy decoration to make is a mobile with an embroidery hoop and Ikea stars (but you could cut some out of cardstock) that I decorated with the washi tape.
This one is pure silliness. I spotted the red solo cup crystal stemware out on Pinterest, and thought it would be silly to also make one with the tiny red solo cup shot glass size, and then of course, decorate the recycled candle sticks that you use to make the "stemware" part.
I wrapped the ends of chop sticks for a tiny touch of color.
Glasses, Fiestaware, cake plates, electric votives and matchbooks and matchboxes are perfect to dress up with touches of washi tape.
The white votive surround was made with a recycled creamer bottle.
It also happens to fit on my wrist so I can wear it as a bracelet! I very carefully cut the top and bottom off.
More about the Quarry book:
If you have never heard of washi tape, get ready to enter a bright new world of paper crafts! Originating in Japan, washi paper is stronger than wood-pulp paper making it perfect for use in projects like origami and scrapbooking. The tape is low tack and slightly transparent, in a mix of adorable colors and patterns, and a brilliant way to make all of your crafts even better. Perfect to use for parties. See how to create invitations, gift wrap, and goodie bags. Holidays have never been more colorful with ideas for ornaments, window adornments, and even garland.
Decorations for your home and office are easy and inexpensive when you use washi tape. Wall décor, borders and lampshades can become unique works of art and give your home a personal touch. You can even use washi tape in fashion. Dress up your glasses, shoes and jewelry using these simple ideas and designs. And because it's safe to use on delicate items, washi tape is great for personalized gifts like vases and photo albums. Washi Tape by Courtney Cerruti offers 101 amazing ideas that will make this new craft tape your new favorite thing. It's safe to use almost anywhere and great fun for children!
Maker extraordinaire, Courtney Cerruti (ccerruti.com) teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and online at Creativebug.com. She studied painting at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France where she had her first exhibition and hosted many book making parties. In addition to teaching, Courtney is a freelance artist and avid instagrammer and pinner (on pineterest). In a previous life she did windows and display at Anthropologie as well as teaching and working at Paper Source. She makes something everyday and works mostly doing windows, wedding installations and set design. She is the author of Washi Tape and Playing with Image Transfers.