craft | japanese tape garland

Butterfly Garland
Butterfly Garland

hello, hello! i really like the japanese masking tape that is so popular, but kind of treat it like a precious commodity and save it. until i figured i could make some garlands using linen card stock and two coordinating tapes.

apply the tape to your paper side by side and punch or cut-out your shape - i've used butterflies. then, glue two or more layers together with your string in the middle. i also add some butterflies to small clothespins for display of the garland. the possibilities for patterns are endless and these stripes remind me of candy stripers (do they still exist?) and the polka dots of candy buttons.

i'll share one more idea for the masking tape on saturday, but here's a hint. hope you're having a good week!

xo, cindy

ps i just heard teddy thompson interviewed on npr and i love his new song looking for a girl. he's from england, but definitely has a country twang.

20 comments:

Erika Lee Sears said...

What a cool idea and darling. :) I have some cheetah masking tape that I haven't figured out a purpose for yet. maybe a garland?

Line said...

you know how I love your butterflies Cindy !!! Cool design!!

cindy said...

you could really do anything with it. the tape is paper so it punches out really nice with a paper punch!

erin said...

sweet, cheery, and simple. i like.

Krissy said...

Aw, Cindy these are pretty great! I need to get some tape :)

Megan Walker said...

SO amazingly cool Cindy! And only YOU would think of something so wonderful to enhance your adorable butterfly garland! Love it! And love the Japanese masking tape - I have always wanted to get some and you have inspired me yet again :)

xoxo

chiara said...

these are so great!

painted fish studio said...

they are beautiful, cindy! and i'm so proud of you for using your tape! :)

Jamie said...

Your butterflies are ADORABLE - what a perfect way to brighten up your mood in the middle of this gray winter.

Joyce said...

A brilliant idea!! Love those little butterflies too. xo

aimee said...

cindy - these are amazing! the butterflies look like they're really moving -- the photography is just as gorgeous as the garland!

blue moss said...

these are so great!! i love them. i love that they are easy to punch out...i never would have thought of that
thanks for sharing!!
mcihelle

Carissa said...

these are simply lovely!!! so sweet!
xoxo

Julia said...

Now aren't you clever? These are darling! I love the two you picked to go together :)

Have a great weekend, love!

XOXO

Pascale said...

We have the same tape! I just love Japanese tape - only problem: it doesn't always stick - it really depends on the paper. I found out the hard way, i.e. when I wanted to hand over my presents at Christmas and all tape seemed to have come loose... =)

Lovely butterflies!

cindy said...

you're right, pascale. maybe when that happened you should have said 'open says me' like a magician ;)?

Fifi Flowers said...

Tr├Ęs ADORABLE!!!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

You are a genius! What a great way to use up something you love and keep it, too. I love your butterfly garlands. And I love the clean, crisp, springy feel of these flutterbys!

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

I love the garland!!! I'll admit I'm resistant to using the roll you sent me because, like you said, it's a precious commodity. In fact, it's my only washi. But I'll get over that soon.

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