Friday, 22 March 2013

washi tape egg garland

I love washi tape and the endless possibilities. With Easter very nearly here I wanted to cheer up our home in the absence of spring sunshine.

So, I made a simple Easter egg garland using washi tape, bakers twine and white card. It is so simple and one the kids can help with. The little fairy had a lot of fun helping me cut and stick, one of her favourite activities at the moment.


So to make the garland, draw or find a suitable egg template in a size you are happy with. I found one through google images and then sized it to suit.

Cut out the egg shapes. I made nine which made a garland long enough for my mantle. You could maybe measure where you intend to put it and work from there.

Next, cover each egg shape with strips of washi tape. Have a play around and choose what you think looks best.


Trim the excess tape from the edges. To attach the eggs to the twine I used some hot glue and attached the twine to the back. You could punch a little hole and thread the twine through. I didn't have a suitable punch so stuck to the glue. Not literally, thankfully.


And that's it. Simple. Take your garland and hang is somewhere to cheer up a grey day.

You could also use the eggs individually to hang on an Easter tree or as tags for Easter gifts.
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Please be kind and excuse the atrocious photos. There is little or no light today.
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38 comments

  1. What a lovely idea - it looks very Eastery :0) x

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  2. oh bee that looks amazing......gosh i hate to copy but i really think i might need to do this...such a brilliant and simple idea......thank you for the inspiration!x

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  3. So nice Bee! Looks really good... you used beautiful tape!
    Love from Mirjam.

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  4. So pretty Bee, I've not got any washi tape yet although I'm tempted! Where do you get yours from? :) x

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  5. I love it! I SO need to get myself some washi tape - I've been spying some fab washi projects in blogland lately. It's not on the top of my crafty shopping list! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  6. Just beautiful! I'd also like to know where you get your washi tape from please!x

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  7. The photos aren't atrocious at all, and the garland is lovely!

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  8. Lovely idea - I've also done an Easter post involving this washi tape (which by the way I didn't know had a special name!)

    Harri

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  9. they lok fab what a nice idea. x

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  10. so simple, but so pretty :) x

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  11. So pretty! Would love to know too where you get your tape from.
    I ADORE washi tape!!

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    1. Thanks for your reply Bee! I've been looking on etsy, there are so many lovely shops and so much choice!!
      I'll be showing the content of my surprise box as soon as it's been received ;)! I've already received 2 letters through postcircle, I need to get writing!!
      And thank you for saying hello and for all your lovely comments!!
      Have a happy week end! x

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  12. Very lovely ... the simplest ideas are definitely the best! xx

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  13. This is such a simple but beautiful idea :) xx

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  14. Oh what a great idea, it looks beautiful. I have never used washi tape before, I may have to look into getting some...
    M xxxx

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  15. Looks lovely and so easy to do too! x

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  16. Sometimes the simple ideas are the most effective - this is lovely! Jane x

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  17. Love your washi tapes Bee and your garland, it looks perfect. And your photos are great! x

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  18. Looks great Bee, the tape in these colours works so well for Easter! Have had my thinking cap on for an idea for an Easter hat for school next Thursday so these Bee inspired eggs may just make an appearance! Jen x

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  19. Lovely spring colours, and such a simple but beautiful idea. I have never used washi tape but I will certainly look out for this when putting my Easter show together. Take care. Chel x

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  20. Gorgeous garland, I have a fondness of washi tape, your selection here is lovely xx

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  21. Bee, I love this - such a simple idea, so original and beautifully executed! Great to stumble across an Easter project that doesn't require industrial clean-up sessions and looks gorgeous too... Thanks for sharing!
    Kate x

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  22. sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. i love this!! thanks for sharing xx

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  23. This is so pretty and looks so lovely along your white mantel. Mel x

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  24. This garland is so pretty and just right for Easter...enjoy your weekend x

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  25. Hello Bee, I'm a new follower (although I've popped in every so often in the past!). Love this cute garland ... a simple pleasure :) Wendy

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  26. Great fun idea. I like the colours of your waahi tape. Hugs Mrs A.

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  27. Bee this is brilliant! So gorgeous and effective yet simple and child friendly too. I received delivery of my first bundle of washi tape yesterday and I am looking forward to playing around with it.

    Also - what a beautiful mantle display. That butterfly print/picture is lovely. xx

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  29. How beautiful - I adore washi tape :)

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  30. what a great idea, I must get some....still haven't got any! Heather x

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  31. Your photos look fine to me ... and your garland is lovely :D

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  32. Lovely :)

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    Vintage Inspired Fashion by Independent Designers for Your Little darling

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous! I too have a bit of an obsession with washi tape, there are just so many beautiful colours and patterns, and I'm with little fairy, who "doesn't" love to "cut & stick" ?! :D xx

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  34. Looks great, what a fantastic idea. X

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