Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Handmade Christmas Blog Hop

I have a confession. I'm addicted to washi tape. Do I ever use it? Rarely. Do I have a ton of it? Absolutely! Plus, I'm so tempted every time I see a cute roll or two. I just can't pass it by. It's as bad as fabric!

I was contacted by F&W Media to participate in a fun little Handmade Christmas blog hop featuring projects from several holiday books they have out right now: Washi Tape Christmas, Crochet your Christmas, Handmade Scandinavian Christmas, and Kids Make Christmas. I chose to review Washi Tape Christmas by Kami Bigler and received a free e-copy to browse.

Source: F&W Media
This book has some fun ideas that got me a bit out of my washi tape comfort zone. My typical use for washi tape is slapping it around the edge of something such as when mailing an envelope or decorating a simple take-out box as below.

I pulled out my holiday tape that has been sitting in my box for nearly a year and made a few cards! again, really simple, but a fun way to use my overabundance of tape. I'm not generally a card maker.

I also pulled out some non-traditional colors like the black with red to mix it up a bit. I love how quickly these little cards came together. 

Finally, I made one decorative washi ball. These are fragile and easily smashed, but my youngest daughter loves this. I see more of these in the future. To make this project easier with kids, scrapbook paper could be used rather than adding the washi tape as embellishment. Either way would be so cute. My finished project was a bit on the larger side. I will use shorter strips next time.

Washi Tape Christmas has some very fun ideas to use that stash of tape! Check out the other cute ideas from all four books on the blog hop this month! Head over to F&W's blog for the full list. Thanks for stopping by today!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of Washi Tape Christmas for this review.


  1. Your projects are adorable. I haven't played with any yet, but I just might have to try a quick project or two.

  2. very very cute! I love it too, but don't have cute ones like yours! :)

  3. Those are cute! I'm on the same blog hop later this month and I'm doing very similar projects. Lol. Great minds!

  4. This looks super cute. I just ordered the book--looks like fun projects to do with my grandkids! (Plus I just got about 8 rolls of Christmas washi tape!)

  5. The cards look awesome! What a great idea, so I'd better get started!

  6. These are so cute! Super simple but also super effective! I'm in the process of putting together my Xmas cards too! Make sure to drop by my blog soon to see the results :)

  7. I can't found any tape like this, so cute
    where i should find it, In Indonesia no store selling washi tape, feel so sad :(
    the project awesome :)