Sometimes when I get bored I like to build domino style towers of all the washi tape I have collected. Okay – not really but I do have a lot and love finding new ways to use it. So when I was asked if I wanted to review Paper + Tape: Craft & Create by Marisa Edgehill I jumped at the chance.
The book has over 75 papercraft projects for home, stuff to wear, gifts and decorations. There are plenty of ideas to use in your own way as well. I chose two projects that took under 30 minutes to make using stuff I already had around the house.
First up I made a doily rosette using scrap card stock (from old holiday cards), a paper doily, a pin back, glue and washi tape. These are cute for plushies and party favors! Make one for yourself even if it isn’t a special day to celebrate.
I also made a little garland with recycled card stock, bakers twine, washi tape and glue. I changed up the instructions because the twine I used was too thick to thread through the card stock holes so I glued each triangle to the back. I hung it outside on my mailbox to encourage the mailman to leave more than just bills. So far it has stayed put but I am still getting bills. Ugh!
I have a few more projects to try out in the upcoming weeks. The book is great for inspiration and to use up some of your washi tape stash or at least make room for more.
(Book was provided by the publishers for review but these are my honest opinions. Project photos by MissMuffcake, page spreads courtesy of Quarto)