Washi tape tree

Washi tape tree


This washi tape tree is the perfect festive space-saver.

You will need

  • roll of washi tape in your chosen colour
  • 4-5 sheets of scrapbook paper
  • circle cutter
  • cutting mat
  • sewing machine
  • matching thread (if you don’t have a sewing machine, simply use thin strips of tape or staples to hold the garland together).

To make

  1. To make the paper garland, cut circles from contrasting paper in similar shades. You can use scissors, but a circle cutter will give you even, matching circles in much less time.
  2. To sew the circles together, simply feed into the machine, one after the other, leaving no spaces in between.
  3. Mark out the points of your tree on a wall (the tape will adhere better to a smooth wall) and apply in long strips, repositioning if necessary as you go. The washi tape tree is low tack, so should peel away easily after Christmas).
  4. Use reusable adhesive to keep your garland in place.

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Magazine issue date: December, 2013

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.