Today I want to share a quick, cute and eco-friendly project from the studio: a washi tape holder.
Isn't it adorable? Really, I'm quite smitten.
I started with an empty one of these:
First I removed the serated edge and the top/lid of the box. I wanted to be able to see my tape.
Next, using Mod Podge as my adhesive, I glued on the biggest piece of paper first. I chose the teal dotted paper as my focal paper. Though I suppose it doesn't matter, I started on the inside bottom of the box and basically wrapped the paper around. Initially I did a "dry run" and marked where I'd be folding the paper. Tip: I used my scoring board to make the folding a bit easier. Then I just put glue on the box, slapped the paper on top and glued and rotated until the whole sheet of paper was glued down. I used the text paper on either end 1) because the dotted paper didn't cover the whole box and 2) for contrast.
After I glued the papers on, it still needed some embellishment. I went to my ribbon stash and selected a piece of robin's egg blue grosgrain. Mmmm, pretty. I used my sewing machine to make a casual ruffle. Very casual.
I attached the ruffle with hot glue.
I could've stopped there, but I've noticed that I do much better when things are labelled. I rubber stamped 'WASHI TAPE' onto one of the Martha Stewart labels I got during my Staples shopping spree. Perfect finishing touch.
And then I had to wait for the Mod Podge to dry. Zzzzzzz.
Pattern, color, pretty!
With the extra layer of paper and Mod Podge it's really quite sturdy and looks right at home on my studio table. Of course I can't believe that's all the washi tape I have--shameful! We're almost out of Press n' Seal so I'm going to have another empty wrap box...
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