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.


Comments

  1. virginia says:

    Me encanta!!!!!Virgi

  2. So cute! That tape was MADE for Easter eggs!

  3. These are super fun. I love washi tape, but an never find it. maybe I am not looking good enough at the craft stores. I am too busy hanging out with the yarn and embroidery floss.

  4. Cute, cute, cute!! Love that tape. I need some…!

  5. 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…. :)

  6. 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!

  7. That is super cute. I love the headbands especially.

  8. 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 !!!

  9. Jennifer says:

    OMG!! I love washi tape, however havent ever let my child use it yet. What great ideas!

  10. 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!

  11. Really cute. My first time seeing this item. Can’t wait to get some.

  12. Carolyn Eby says:

    Looks like fun!

  13. Annie Collins Fiskateer # 1326 says:

    These are so cool. Thanks for such great Ideas!!

  14. Judi Church says:

    I love the washi tape–is it available in Canada? Thanks so much for the download!

  15. Wow! really cute projects. Really love WR Memory keepers washi tape.

  16. Noemi Wilson says:

    Looks fun

  17. 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.

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

    Xoxo
    karin

  19. 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!

  20. Great project ideas! my kids would love them!

  21. Ginny Papp says:

    I would love to play around with wash tape

  22. Love the eggs!! I need some of the washi tape.

  23. 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!!!

  24. 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.

  25. Dana Hobbs says:

    Easter egg headbands are so cute! Haven’t used washi tape yet…but I hope I will sooN!

  26. 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

  27. 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!

  28. Well aren’t you just amazing! I love it! So much fun–I love Washi Tape but haven’t dont too many crafts with it. That is about to change now that I see your cute Easter Eggs made with it. I hope you will link up at my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

  29. These are super cute! Also, I’m in love with the paper plate baskets. They are deffinatley getting pinned.

    I would love it if you joined my Easter Inspiration Party!
    http://crafty-kate.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-inspiration-party.html

    Thanks for the inpiration!
    Kate

  30. This is so awesome! I would LOVE for you to stop in and share it in my Mommy Solutions linky. Such a great idea! Thanks, Crystal http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/03/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-36/

  31. 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

  32. Bev Ebersole says:

    What a great giveaway. Would love to win!

  33. 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

  34. These are so colorful and fun!!

  35. This is such a cute idea…perfect for Easter and spring. I need to find me some washi tape. :)

    If you’d like another place to share it I’m hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I’d be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

  36. Those are too cute! I’m stopping by from Today’s Creative & I’d better make my next stop the store & grab a bunch of washi tape!!! Happy Easter!

  37. These are SO charming!! I love them. I shared this post on my crafty facebook page : )

  38. These are sooooo cute. I love those printables! And what fun little baskets. I’m going to have to make a few of those!

  39. 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!

  40. Oh, how cute! I have never tried washi tape, but I think it’s time!

  41. Hey girl! I featured your cute paper baskets here: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/washi-tape-crafts-reader-roundup Thanks for linking up! It was fun seeing you at Snap!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

  42. Hi Kami, I just wanted to tell you that I featured your washi tape Easter Baskets in my roundup of super clever Easter basket craft ideas!

    Your Easter baskets were VERY creative!

    Thanks for the great craft idea,

    Courtney

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