Hello friends! I hope all has been well with you! I know, I haven’t done a DIY post in an alarmingly long period of time. And I wish I had something super impressive to share with you. Like telling you that I’ve spent all this time building a house with my bare hands or something. Well, no. But if you want a quick way to jazz up an otherwise boring vase..keep reading!
I’m sure you’re all familiar with washi tape. And while I’ve scrolled through hundreds of washi tape tutorials on Pinterest, I’ve never really felt compelled to experiment with it.
That is, until I found myself wanting to decorate my new day planner (would you have guessed I went with the glittery gold option? probably..). Anyways, it has lots of sections and I wanted to add little tabs to be able to flip to them easily. Enter the classiest looking washi tape ever! And the tabs have worked perfectly! But there are only so many tabs you can add to a planner before the whole idea becomes counterproductive. Basically, I figured I should find some more uses for the stuff.
All you need besides the tape and your decorative vessel of choice is a pair of scissors. And like 5 minutes. Literally.
I’m not even sure that this warrants a ‘tutorial’ as I’m sure you’ve already guessed how it came together..but humor me, won’t you?
Plus I really enjoyed taking pictures of the tape.
I generally struggle with very basic things like straight lines and even spacing, so it was easiest for me to start by aligning the tape along the rim of the vase.
Continue along the rim until you’ve gone all the way around the vase. My favorite thing about washi tape is that you can un-tape and reposition it a few times without losing stickiness. So, if you go all the way around just to realize that the stripe is totally crooked, just peel off and try again!
Luckily, my first attempt at stripe #1 was not totally crooked. Likely due to the fact that I was taping along the rim.
Continue taping around the vase until desired pattern is achieved! I would recommend starting around the same point with each row. The tape isn’t 100% opaque and you can kind of see a little overlap where the edges meet. I’m just thinking that if all of the seams are on the same side, you can angle the vase in a way to make these less visible.
And once you have achieved your desired stripe pattern, that’s it! No drying time or anything required! Fill with water, flowers (or whatever else you’d like!) and enjoy!
What do you guys think? Not a bad way to spend 5-10 minutes, huh? As I’m sure you’ve guessed, this being paper tape and all, it’s probably not dishwasher safe or extremely durable..but it peels off without any residue so you can switch up the look as often as you’d like!
I’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite uses for washi tape?