29 Dec 2013

DIY // Washi Tape Decorated Notebooks

Hello!! Oh Yay it's DIY time again. I'm very excited to share with you this DIY as I am having a very big obsession with washi tape right now. I even have a Pinterest board called 'For the Love of Washi Tape'!!! Well today I'm showing two washi tape ideas to decorate notebooks

You will need: scissors, twine - in any colour or type, plain notebooks - I prefer brown kraft ones, and washi tape of course!!

So let's start with the washi tape bunting decoration. You will need the twine for this decoration as well as scissors and washi tape.

1. Tape lots of different patterned washi tape around twine so that ends match up
2. Cut little bunting flag triangles out of the bottom of folded washi tape.
3. Tape String of washi tape around the cover and back cover and tie over the opening of the notebook. Create a knot/bow that can be done up and undone easily for quick and easy use of the notebook.

The second decoration is washi tape feathers. This time you might also need a glue stick and a fine black or brown pen....

1. Fold over washi tape like in previous DIY to remove stickiness of washi tape.
2. Shape washi tape into feather shapes and cut slits and holes in either side of the feather. The bigger the holes in the feather, the better it will show up on the notebooks.
3. Glue feathers onto notebook and draw a stalk at the bottom of feather and if you have a permanent marker draw the line through the feather.

There you go!! I hope you enjoyed this very easy but colourful and practical DIY. Perfect if you got some nice (plain) notebooks for Christmas. Or even cover an ugly notebook that you really don't like. Personally I think brown kraft paper saves all!!! x Harri




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25 comments:

  1. They are so cute ! I especially love the bunting one. After reading your blog a lot I have decided I need to invest in some brown Kraft paper ! I mean seriously... It's used in every post ! I can't go wrong with it really ! Thank you for all your posts ! Keeps me entertained ! I am in the process of planning my own blog so when it is up and running maybe you could take a look ? Thank you !
    Eb x

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    1. Thank you!! Yes you do need some kraft paper. Maybe I should write a list of everything you need to do my DIY!!! Washi tape and kraft paper is such a regular in my projects

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  2. these are really cute and such great ideas to spruce up boring old notebooks!
    lauren
    ohhayblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  3. Ahh these are adorbs!!!
    I just love wash tape as well!
    I even attempted making a dress for my Blythes out of it, but it sorta didn't work out aha!
    I'll keep trying!
    I think I need to make these :-DDDD
    Have a wonderful day!
    Alex XOXO

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    1. A washi tape dress would be so cool!! Try again and see if you can do it. I would love to see it if you want to send me a pic when it's done (when not if!!) x Harri

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  4. very cute & creative, love it!

    Erin // http://www.erinoxnam.com/

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  5. Loved this DIY Harri! It's so so simple but so so cute! I will probably make some tomorrow Xx

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    1. I would love to see a pic when you are done xx

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  6. Ahhh somwonderful!! This is a wonderful idea Harri u r soo amazing thank u

    Xx Barbora

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  7. I just saw your blog and i have to say that your blog is good!

    Heavenleigh XOXO

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  8. Lovely washi tape ideas! I love the washi feathers, so pretty and delicate :)

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  9. How to tell you have been reading too much of Vanilla Craft Blog and A Little Birdy Blog...
    When you dream about a store full of washi tape...
    Yes... I don't own any and don't know where to get any but last night I seriously had a dream I was in a shop full of washi tape ! It was like heaven ! They were only £1 a roll too !
    Ahhhh... If only it was reality !

    Eb x
    PS> Thanks for giving me inspiration for an amazing dream :)

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    1. haha - I wish that was true too!!! That would be so cool. x

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  10. This is such a great idea Harri, love both designs! xx

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  11. These are so sweet. I love how you have made feathers with washi tape. Definitely an idea I'll be using. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Hey your are excellent in craft making. Great creativity with washi tapes. I too plan on some new designs for my project works. Great idea thank u.
    Buy Notebooks Online

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  13. This is such a great idea where do you buy your washi tape? X

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  14. I just found out your blog. Hope it's not too late to leave comment here :) It's amazing to see how these little washi tapes can do so much. The washi tape feather is lovely!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. I read everyone and try to reply as soon as possible so check back. Hope you enjoyed this post x Harri