Updated on March 29, 2022
I have an entire craft drawer full of washi tape. So, when I was offered a chance to review Amy Anderson’s new book, Washi Tape Crafts, I was super excited to do so.
This book is fabulous. I will admit I was a little skeptical at first. I have done so much washi tape crafting myself that I was worried there would not be enough new ideas in the book to interest me. I was completely wrong though! This book is packed full of amazing projects that even the beginning crafter can complete with very little time or craft-know-how.
From the publisher:
Introducing Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything (Workman; October 2015) by Amy Anderson—a crafting book for savvy crafters and non-crafters alike! Fun, removable, and remarkably easy to use, washi tape is endlessly versatile. Use it to design coasters and dress up keyboards, create faux wallpaper and brighten up a chair, gussy up a Halloween pumpkin, or make props for your next party photo booth. You can even use it to fashion a clutch, make a statement ring, or add unforgettable flair to your bike!
I was pleasantly surprised that the book came with washi tape. This is a great starter set for those of you that are new to creating with washi tape.
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I want to share some of my favorite projects from the book. First up is this clothespin wreath. I already make a ton of washi tape clothespins. I even did a video tutorial on how to create them over at Blitsy. The clothespins are easy enough to make, but I love how Amy took it a step further to create a wreath. You could do this in holiday washi and create one for each holiday!
The next project is these flower bouquet brooches. A-mazing! I cannot believe the flowers were made with washi tape. I am definitely going to try this project soon. I can think of so many other projects to use these beautiful flowers on. The great thing about washi tape is it is so inexpensive and readily available. You can find any color you need to match your décor or project.
I am in LOVE with this washi tape ID system. I have been known to occasionally buy a washi tape I already have because I can’t remember what I have in my collection. I love that you could just pull this out to take shopping with you or when you get ready to craft.
Lastly, I tried out one of the crafts in the book myself. I have made washi tape embellished gift tags before but I love the details Amy included in the instructions. She is so clever to cut the washi tape in half to make thinner strips to layer.
I used the pretty washi tapes that were included with the book to create my tags. I added twine to the top to attach the tag and wrote on it with a gold pen.
A little more about Amy Anderson:
Ready to purchase your own copy? You can purchase Washi Tape Crafts on Amazon.
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