Now that I’ve shared the exciting news about my first book: Washi Tape Christmas, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the fun projects from inside the pages. It’s a great time to start thinking ahead to the gift giving season, because we all know how quickly November speeds by.
If you’re planning on giving a homemade treat to neighbors and co-workers this year, here’s a quick way to package them up using washi tape! This project is featured in the book on PAGE 54 under the category: Wondrous Wrapping.
Let your sweet treat shiny through the packaging by adding a little window. Using washi tape, you can create a simple circle holiday wreath to frame the yummy treat.
Here’s the how to: To make a perfect circle on one side of the kraft paper box, you’ll need a 2 inch circle cutting die and a hand cranked die cutting tool like the CuttleBug. The trick is to insert the cutting die, cut side up into the inside of the flat box before you roll it through so that it only cuts one side of the box.
Add a piece of clear cellophane plastic to cover the inside of the hole. Or alternatively, you could insert your homemade treat into the box in a clear plastic bag to keep it fresh.
-Using a small 1/2 inch circle paper punch, line up a few rows of green patterned washi tape onto white card stock and punch out 15 or so small washi tape circles.
-Using glue dots, adhere each little circle around the big circle cut out on the kraft paper box.
– Finish off the green circle wreath with by adding a red twine bow. Adhere the bow onto the top or the bottom of the wreath with a glue dot.
Thanks for all your excitement about my new book, Washi Tape Christmas. For a limited time, you can buy the book directly from us as a darling gift package. It makes a great gift!
I’d love to know, do you plan out your gift giving lists for the holidays this early? Or are you more a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gift giver? 🙂