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My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape 8-pack | Monday Craft Madness #18

The My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape 8-pack got to be one of my current favorite ‘go-to’ embellishments! I have developed a washi obsession – it seems to be appearing on almost all of my latest projects! I just LOVE the different colors and patterns that can be found on the My Mind’s Eye tapes, and had so much fun creating a variety of projects this week. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

A World of Washi!

Use washi tape  on your projects!

I decided to make a fun collection of crafts this week – just in time to give you that crafty inspiration for all of your Easter projects. I first decided to make some Easter Wall Art, then a washi card and an Easter wreath!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I love seeing the different wall art themes that you can buy in the shops these days. So simple, yet so effective. I decided that I would do an Easter themed wall art using a cutting file from Silhouette with the different colored washi tapes underneath.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I painted an old picture frame and added washi strips and flowers to the frame for extra interest.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

The Easter card was so quick and simple to make too!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

The washi was used as a background embellishment and around the edge of the card to add a little more color. The image was from Bugaboo which I colored using prismacolor pencils.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

When Brittany suggested making an Easter wreath, it seemed like a great idea! Then I thought ‘Oh! How do I do this with washi?’ This wreath was actually super simple to make! I bought a polystyrene wreath, which I painted white, and then began wrapping strips of the washi around it. I loved the effect!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I then tried wrapping the washi directly onto the plastic eggs, but it just kept creasing and didn’t look good! I ended up folding the washi in half lengthways and then sticking this around the eggs.

 DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘washi’ projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities!

And in case you haven’t had a chance to join in with the Monday Craft Madness themes this month, don’t forget you have until 29th March to play along. Here are the themes:

MCM #16 – Stamp It!

MCM #17 – Shades of Green

Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the March Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from Scrapbook.Steals.com at the end of the month!

Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow a How To’sday post by Winter Design Team Member Cristine Redmond!

Fantastic Friday | An Eggscellent Easter Project

Fantastic Friday | An Eggscellent Easter Project

I came across this amazing post from the Le Papier Studio with an idea for decorating Easter eggs with silhouette shapes. The thought of adding these designs to an egg immediately made me turn to my Silhouette for shapes.

I came up with fun images for my kids to decorate their eggs with, organized them on a page, and then cut them out on to regular contact paper.

There are a few ways that you can create the silhouettes on your eggs.

  • Color the egg then add a sticker for a stark, crisp, white decoration.

  • Add the sticker to the egg then add to dye.

  • Add the stickers in layers, alternating lighter to darker colors of egg dye, and adding designs as you go.

You can see in this egg where my daughter used the third technique (which we found to be the most fun).  She started with a dyed yellow egg, then added a chick silhouette.

She then submerged the egg into pink dye for a final result of a yellow chick on a pink egg.

Here is another example with the same technique.

We found intricate designs best for wrapping around the egg, as they had a little more flexibility. You can see in this egg, where I removed part of the design and what was left was the silhouette of the design. So pretty!

One more tip is that the contact paper holds better to room temperature or warm eggs.

We also found today’s steal, the Prima Patterned Ribbon Spools, to be a perfect companion for spicing up a regular egg. After dying the eggs, a simple band of ribbon hot glued around the center of the egg truly added a unique and decorative touch!

Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Easter!