Washi Tape Candle Card (+Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!)

Washi Tape Candle Card

Hello Doodlers! I hope you’re having a great summer. I’m so happy to be back, and very excited for this post! First of all, I’ve seen cards similar to this one all over Pinterest (follow DTD here), and I’m thrilled to share by own design with you. Second, after the tutorial, I’ll accept and nominate seven of my favorite bloggers for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the card!

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Materials:

File folder

4 Colors of washi tape

5″ by 7″ plain white paper

Scissors

Ruler

Black pen

Yellow colored pencil

Glue stick

1. Evenly space four strips of washi tape, one of each color, on the plain paper.

2. Using the black pen and colored pencil, draw a wick and flame at the top of each strip of tape.

3. Cut a 5.5″ by 7.5″ rectangle out of the file folder (while it is folded), as the picture shows. Unfolded, the piece you just cut out should be 11″ by 7″. Make sure the area you cut out does not contain words on the inside or outside.

4. Outline the front of your card in the washi tape.

5. Using the glue stick, center the decorated white paper onto the front of the card, on top of the washi outline.

That’s all! Despite its simplicity, the card is super cute, and perfect for last minute gifts.

Now, for the award: I’d like to thank Luna from My Irrelevant Thoughts for nominating Duct Tape Doodles for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I love reading Luna’s detailed book reviews and humorous (and definitely not irrelevant) thoughts, and definitely recommend checking out her blog!

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their blog.

2. Place the award logo on your blog (It’ll be in the sidebar.)

3. Answer the 7 questions.

4. Nominate 7 others.

Questions:

  1. In one word, how would you like your readers to describe your blog?
    1. Creative!
  2. Which blog post on your blog is your favourite and why?
    1. Probably the Desk Organizer. I love that it uses recycled materials, and I’m also pretty fond of the tape pattern that I used. The organizer, though not my easiest craft, was one of the most fun to make, and is still sitting happily on my desk!
  3. What, or who, inspires most of your blog posts?
    1. Some of my crafts are inspired by Pinterest; others just spew out of my head (including embarrassing middle school posts like this Dry-Erase Board that doesn’t actually work). I also love trying out suggestions from readers, so make sure to visit the Suggestions page with your DIY ideas.
  4. What do you aspire to accomplish this year?
    1. This coming school year, I’d like to keep my grades up and stay in shape. It will definitely be a busy year, and I’m hoping to get enough sleep!
  5. What is your favorite book?
    1. The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langely. The hilarious story continues the story of Aladdin, and though it’s technically a children’s book, it still always makes me laugh.
  6. What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
    1. I really, really, really don’t know. I should add “be courageous” to my goals for question 4.
  7. Who is your female role model? 
    1. I can’t choose! So many women are so inspirational in so many ways 🙂

Nominations:

1. Trend-mixblog

2. Softwear Hacks

3. Caution District

4. Shiori

5. Inspector Gorgeous

6. Make Something Mondays

7. Crafter Crums

Congrats to the nominees, and again, thank you so much to Luna from My Irrelevant Thoughts!

Toilet Roll and Washi Tape Gift Box (Pillow Box)

Toilet Roll and Washi Tape Gift BoxGuess who got new washi tape! I picked up a cute flower print at Office Max and I’m definitely obsessed. It’s Scotch Expressions Washi Tape, and the pattern is called “Poppy.” You can get your own here! Anyway, with this FABULOUS new tape, I created a cute little pillow box! These boxes are absolutely great and can be filled with jewelry, wrapped candy, or any other small gift. Here’s the tutorial:

Washi Tape Box Collage

 

Materials: 

Toilet Paper Roll

Washi Tape

White Acrylic Paint

Paintbush

Scissors

1. Paint the toilet paper roll white. Use enough paint to cover the whole thing, but don’t use too much (so the box won’t get soggy).

2. Let the toilet paper roll sit until it is completely dry.

3. Decorate the roll with washi tape!

4. Pop the ends of the roll in to form a box shape.

That’s it! Have a fantastic week everyone :).

 

 

A Little Duct Tape Gift Box

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Hello, readers! Today I decided to make a little duct tape gift box- an alternative to wrapping paper. This project is best for small presents, because the whole thing needs to be covered in tape. Also, do not tape up the box until after the present is inside! I won’t be able to provide image instructions today because the lighting was terrible and all the pictures I took looked a bit… yellow. So here are the instructions:

You Need: 

A small box (I used a Dove soap box)

Duct tape

Masking Tape

Clear String

Scissors

1. Close off the box with a bit of masking tape. Obviously, make sure your present is inside!

2. Wrap the entire box in duct tape. Depending on the print on the box and the color of tape you’re using, you may need to use multiple layers.

3. For a cool texture, wrap masking tape over the duct tape. This step is optional, but it will get rid of the shininess of the DT and make your bow stand out.

Congrats! You finished wrapping  the box. Now it’s time to add the bow.

4. Lay a piece of duct tape about 4 inches long down, sticky side up. Lay it down horizontally.

5. Now put a medium size piece of string down vertically on the duct tape. It should be one inch over from the left of your DT.

6. Fold the DT in half, sticky side to sticky side. It should now be 2 inches long, with the string enclosed in the middle.

7. Cut your string into a bow shape. Make sure not to cut the string.

Finally, tie the string around the box! Ta-dah! Your present is now wrapped. I wish I could show you more pictures, but as I said before, they didn’t turn out very nicely and I took them while I was in the process of making the box. I can’t exactly undo the box…

Well, anyway, that’s all for today! But before I go, I need to ask:

What would you like to see made out of duct tape? There are so many possibilities, but if you want any specific tutorials, please mention them in the comments.

Thanks!