Art Project #31: Washi Tape Votive Holders

We were looking for some cute and easy crafts that Ian would be able to do without the use of his hand, but we wanted something that would be lovely enough for a gift.  I had bought some rolls of Washi tape a few weeks ago thinking we'd use them for a neat crafting project... and then I forgot WHY I had bought them.

Often I buy supplies because of a project we saw that I liked... and just as often by the time I get around to buying the supplies I can't remember what project I saw that I wanted to try out!

So this weekend I went and purchased some tiny, square, glass vases from Michael's craft store.  They came in a kit of three and I thought that would be perfect; one for each boy!

The boys were so excited to start this quick and easy art project but immediately told me that they wanted to keep them for themselves.  I told them that their craft project was theirs to keep or give away; it's always up to them.

They started by wrapping the tape up, down and around the sides of their vase.  They used scissors to cut the tape when they needed and made sure to go back over all the tape pressing down to make sure all the bubbles were gone.

They kept wrapping until they were happy with their design; making sure to leave spaces here and there for the light to shine through. 

When they were finished wrapping the tape all around and were happy with their designs we put an electric tea light inside and checked them out.

This was such a quick and easy project and the boys enjoyed it a lot.  It was the perfect addition to our 100 Days of Art Challenge! 

Our other art projects:
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 

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  1. I always wondered what Washi tape was! #twinklytuesday

    1. We had never bought any either and I have to say all 6 rolls had a slightly different texture...I still have no idea why it's called Washi though. My youngest kept asking me if that meant we could wash it. I'm pretty sure any amount of water would make the tape fall off though.

  2. I love Washi Tape ... I discovered it last month when I was shopping for some journaling supplies. I started using it in my journals lol Thank you so much for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Tweeted, Shared

    Carla a.k.a Mrs. R @

    1. They have so many wonderful colors and patterns; I was looking all over for things we could decorate!

  3. Love these! I'm always tempted by washi tape but haven't bought it yet. Thanks again for linking up to the Virtual Fridge!

    1. It is very tempting; such cute designs and colors.


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