Washi Tape Easter Crafts (with free printable)

I have a thing for washi tape. You know the saying, “you can’t have too many friends”? I think the same goes for washi tape. Here are 3 fun ways to use your springy washi tapes: Easter egg necklaces, Easter egg headbands, and paper Easter baskets.

We R Memory Keepers has a bunch of fun washi tapes. For this project, I am using some of their “Spring-y” colors. Aren’t they fun for Easter?!

Once you have printed the printable out, you could cut the paper in half and have one Easter egg per kid if you are doing this craft with the kids. Once you “decorate” your eggs with washi tape, you can cut it out. You can also use these fun tapes on these little Easter banners:

Once everything is cut out, you can add those little foam squares to give the eggs some added dimension if you’d like. Otherwise, a glue stick works great here too.

Now here’s the fun part: You can make these darling Easter eggs into necklaces. With the Crop-o-dile (the super strong hole puncher/eyelet and gromlet setter) you can punch a hole in the Easter eggs and add a little eyelet to thread some ribbon through for the necklace. You can add little stickers here to make them monogrammed.

Or you could make them into little Easter egg headbands. Cut a 12×12 piece of white paper into 1 1/2 inch strips. Using two strips per head, measure the head band to fit the child’s head and staple it together. Using a low temp glue gun, hot glue the egg over one of the stapled seams.

Can’t you just see all the little “egg heads” running around at the Easter egg hunt?! So cute!

Here’s the last idea to put that springy washi tape to use: paper plate Easter baskets. I first saw this idea in Martha Stewart Living last summer, and I can’t find a link on the site. Here is my Easter spin on these simple paper plate baskets.

To make one paper plate basket you need one paper plate and decorative edge scissors. Cut around the edge of the paper plate creating a cute edge (I used pinking sheers.). Next cut into the paper plate creating a square in the center. Fold the triangle pieces in. Here is a good tutorial with a video if you need help. Using a low temp glue gun, hot glue the sides together creating a basket. Add some fun washi tape around the paper basket. Finally, use the trimmed edge of the plate to make a little handle. This handle is more for “Easter Basket” looks than function.

Then add Easter grass, candy and the fun washi tape banners. For the banners I hot glued it to a wooden skewer and pushed it into a little craft foam to make it stand on it’s own. I also hot glued the skewer to the paper banner.

That’s it! Simple and cheap. These would make cute table setting favors for a special Easter brunch.

Happy Easter – Happy Spring – Happy Everything! :)

*Update: Due to the popularity of this printable file, it’s now being offered as a dollar download. For just $1 you can print it as many times as you’d like.

If you’d like to download this printable, click on the link below for this dollar download:

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Looking for more Easter crafts? You might love this Happy Easter Banner (also a free printable), or this fun Easter Egg garland.


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  1. says

    So cute! I love the easter egg with the tape! If only I had seen this this morning… I was right by the japanese dollar store today… hmmmm…. :)

  2. Wendy says

    I love the washi tape! I haven’t been able to find it anywhere yet though…I would love to make bracelets with it as well as fun embellishments for cards. Thanks for the great ideas!

  3. Trish Holyome says

    I have been itching to get my hands on washi tape … and this project makes me want it MORE now
    thanks for the amazing inspiration !!!

  4. Amy Williams says

    Such cute ideas! I still don’t have any washi tape of my own yet…but I keep seeing so many fun uses for it! Gotta get me some!

  5. Lori Vogtsberger says

    So cute….love those eggs and the tape is perfect for them. have to get some of this tape quick and make some up. These are soooooo cute ! Thanks for sharing.

  6. karin says

    Awesome tapes and cute projects! So sad we don’t have washi tape in the netherlands (yet)… *sigh*

    Xoxo
    karin

  7. Holly E says

    It was love at first sight for me, but unfortunately Washi tapes were not within reach. Hopefully I will be ordering some soon! I love your Easter creations with the tapes, the paper plate basket was ingenious!

  8. Mary Lee Brawley says

    Love it! I don’t have little kids but I’m going to have to try these! Want that tape badly!!!

  9. Sharon F says

    What a great idea! I love how you went over on the eggs so they’re trimmed to size afterward. Excellent tip. I tell ya, I learning something new everyday….actually two or three new things everyday.

  10. Barb Housner says

    I can not find washi tape around me – so I would love to win some –

    those are super cute fun ideas for Easter.

    Barb Housner

  11. says

    OH NO!! Just what I need another GREAT product to kill my budget (’cause I can never buy JUST one :)!! I LOVE the WASHI tape…thanks for sharing your cool ideas!

  12. says

    Those baskets are awesome! We don’t have any washi tape, but I know I can think of some sort of alternative! Thanks for the inspiration…
    ~Jamie

  13. Renee says

    I looked at the site for the washi tape and it says they aren’t shipping until May 2012. Dang! Any idea where I can get Washi tape???? Your idea is sooooo darling! I want to make it.
    Thanks so much
    Renee

  14. says

    I love this idea. I wish I had some of this tape on hand, but I don’t think I’m going to have time to make it happen before Easter. Love it though! Great ideas!

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