With spring in full swing, it’s time to start diving into natural elements, pastel hues, and floral themes. Not sure where to start? Check out this charming washi tape DIY project featuring spring-friendly floral designs. And thanks to Darice’s extensive selection of washi tape designs, it’ll be super easy to design something you love. All you need is vellum paper, washi tape, and an afternoon. No green thumb necessary!
- Darice Unfinished Wood Tags
- Brown Acrylic Paint (Or Wood Stain)
- Darice Sponge Brush
- Clear Vellum Paper
- Darice Craft Scissors
- Darice Washi Tape Value Pack in Pastel
- Darice Washi Tape White with Black
- Darice Washi Tape Green Ferns
- Craft Glue
- Embellishments (Optional)
* Choose prints and colors that best fit your style. Darice’s washi tape selection is practically endless!
Step 1. Add a light wash of brown acrylic paint for a faux wood-stained look. You can also use a wood stain of your choice. Don’t forget to protect your work surface with scrap paper, newspaper, or fabric remnants.
As always, head outside or into a well-ventilated area while applying paint or stain. If you are using wood stain, make sure to carefully follow the package’s directions.
Step 2. Add several strips of washi tape to the vellum paper.
Step 3. Using the pencil, draw pointed ovals. Don’t stress about making the ovals the same exact size; slight variations are totally okay. After all, this will help the flowers look more natural and organic.
Step 6. Add the washi tape petals, one by one. Apply more glue when necessary. Take care to not overdo it, though. Using too much glue will cause the washi tape petals to curl more than usual.
Set aside to dry. Here’es a tip: place a heavy book or item on top of the tag while it dries. This will help flatten out the petals.
Step 10. To create leaves, use strips of green washi tape, vellum, and a pencil. The leaves can be any shape or style. I went with thin teardrop shapes.
You can also use the scissors to cut slits along the edges to create depth and dimension.
Step 12. To create a full rose-esque flower for your washi tape DIY tags, draw wavy-edged ovals on strips of washi tape adhered to vellum. One oval = one petal. Make sure they vary in size; this will help create the illusion of layered petals.
Once your washi tape DIY tags are completely dry, they’re ready to spruce things up. To transform them into gift tags or place cards, simply adhere a piece of paper onto the tag. You can also write directly on each tag using a white or light-colored paint pen.
Looking for other options to utilize these washi tape DIY tags? Make a wall hanging or banner by tying the tags to string or yarn. You can also use them to dress up a spring basket by tying them on the handle.
If you love the idea of gifting a washi tape creation, check out these washi tape watermelon handmade cards!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.