Washi Tape is one of the world’s most versatile craft mediums. Easter eggs, greeting cards and even jewelry – washi tape makes everything better. Recently I hosted a fun craft night at TOMS Austin where we worked with, you guessed it – washi tape. The wearable results were amazing.
- Darice Washi Tape
- Darice Assorted Mini Wood Shapes
- Acrylic Paint (optional)
- Darice Bracelet Chain
- Jump Rings
- Pliers & Hand Drill
Our DIY washi tape charms were actually small pieces of wood. These fun shapes are the perfect blank canvas to transform into jewelry. I have used them countless times in my jewelry making adventures over the years. I have dyed them, painted them, burned them, collaged on them, wrapped them in yarn and this time I covered them in washi tape. Everyone who came to craft night loved the simple idea of using washi tape to design bracelets. It comes in so many great colors and patterns – how could you not.
Once the wood pieces were wrapped in washi tape, the backsides were still left to adorn. Some people wrapped all the way around the wood. Others, like myself, painted the back of the wood using acrylic paint.
Once the wood pieces were decorated it was time to make them into charms. With the help of a hand dandy hand drill, this was super easy. These wood chips are very thin so you have to be strategic about where you drill. Too close to the edge and you might split your wood. Too far in and your jump rings might not fit.
Using large jump rings and pliers, the DIY washi tape covered charms were added to the bracelets. I happen to have a stash of vintage charm bracelets that worked perfectly. I loved seeing all the creative bracelets everyone created.
So have you ever made a DIY washi tape wearable? How did you do it? I’m always looking for suggestions for my next Crafts and Cocktails event. If you are ever in Austin, be sure to check out the TOMS calendar for our monthly event with Darice.
If you enjoyed this DIY washi tape charm bracelet tutorial, check out the last TOMS craft event, felt DIY coffee sleeve!
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Jen is an Austin based mama, crafter, blogger, and thrift-a-holic. Visit her lifestyle blog at JenniferPerkins.com.