By General Crafts Contributor Monica from the blog Mon Makes Things.
Sometimes, you just need a quick and easy, stash-busting project, am I right? Not only do you get to use the craft supplies you stock piled during a sale, but you also get that sense of accomplishment because you actually finished a project for once. Or maybe that’s just me as I’m usually surrounded by daunting, half-finished, large scale projects… Regardless, this is a fun project that easily comes together within an episode or two of Say Yes to the Dress, and is perfect for even the most novice crafter or kiddo who digs color and pattern.
Stuff You’ll Need:
2″x2″ mini canvases or cardboard/chipboard pieces (you could even use some fun chipboard shapes!), plenty of funky washi tape, E6000 craft glue, small strong magnets (wimpy magnets bum me out – there’s nothing worse than a magnet that won’t properly hold your pizza coupons on your fridge!)
optional: Crop-A-Dile hole punch, yarn needle, yarn
Now get out that washi tape and play with patterns! You can see that I had plenty of fun mixing different colors and designs. I found that the tape adhered best to the tops and bottoms of the piece when at least a third of the tape was folded onto the back. If too little was folded to the back, the tape would start to unpeel. The same goes for the sides — you want to make sure you have enough tape folded onto the back to secure it. Look at the magnet in the above photo for a good reference. Fold the corners sort of like you would a present. You may need to trim them with scissors if the corners end up a bit pointy.
If you’d like, you can punch holes in your decorated squares using the Crop-A-Dile, forming a geometric shape of some kind (a triangle is really easy). Then using your yarn needle and a length of yarn, stitch the yarn through the holes into your desired pattern. To finish, simply tie the two ends together on the back and snip the excess!
Adhere your magnets using the E6000 glue (that stuff is amazing), and let it dry! Then use your magnets to make your fridge or memo board a little more fabulous.
These would be perfect for a college student headed back to school this fall. They’re a great way to personalize your work space, white board, or mini fridge!
What do you think? I was a little late to the washi-party, but are you as crazy for washi tape as I am?! I just love all the variety!