DIY Washi Tape Star Decor from Papernstitch

Brittni Mehlhoff of Papernstitch got in touch last week to see if she could share a charming project that she recently created with you all: Washi Tape Stars! Aren’t they just lovely?! This is simple holiday project you could easily do while watching your favorite tv show or a new movie you’ve been waiting to see (I love multitasking while crafting). Follow Brittni’s simple steps below to create your own (and if you don’t have any time this season, be sure to bookmark it for next year). Take it away Brittni!

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These last couple of weeks, I’ve been making new decorations to build up our holiday stash again because we recently moved across the country and wouldn’t you know it, the only thing that magically didn’t end up making it to our new place in Seattle was our BIG Christmas box (filled with our entire stash of ornaments and holiday decorations).
One of the projects I came up with, after we discovered we’d be starting from scratch this year, was this winter washi tape ornament diy that doubles as mantle decor. And I wanted to share it with you today. This project couldn’t be any easier to complete and you’ll only need a few supplies. So you’ll be able to knock it out quickly in an hour or two by the fire.

 

Materials:
  • Japanese washi tape in 3 colors (check the Creature Comforts’ craft supply resource section for sources)
  • Large kraft paper mache ornament (you can also find Paper Mache Stars at Create for Less online as well as in Michael’s craft stores)
  • Scissors
 Step by Step Instructions:

1. Start with a kraft ornament or decor object. I picked mine up from Paper Source. Choose three washi tapes in different colors or patterns and grab your scissors.
 
2. Cover each point in sections with your tape, starting towards the top and working your way down.

3. Cut excess from the sides and move on to the next point. 

4. Continue this process until all surfaces have been covered with tape. 

Tip: If you don’t want any of the points to touch that are the same color, you’ll want to map out where you would like each color to be beforehand. Other than that, it is really a simple project to complete. Use your finished piece as a decoration around the holiday mantle or hang it on the Christmas tree. This shape in particular would also make a great tree topper.

All images – Papernstitch

Brittni Mehlhoff is the founder of papernstitch, an exhibition site for art and handmade, as well as the editor of a popular blog by the same name. When not working on papernstitch, she is dreaming up simple projects like this one. If you enjoyed this DIY, you may also like The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY, a free eBook filled with winter craft projects for the holidays.