With under three weeks to go, 1st birthday party preparations are in full swing around here. When Rei Baby is sleeping of course, because trying to craft with an exploring almost-one-year-old is next to impossible. So while she has been down napping this afternoon, I quickly made these DIY washi tape spoons. I say quickly because they are super easy – I made 48 in about 1/2 an hour. The other good news is, these washi tape spoons work out to cost about 32¢ each. Yay!
Not only are they easy to make but the washi tape spoons will add a pop of colour to your cutlery, perfect for customising your party. This year we’re throwing a Winter Onederland party for Rei Baby and will be decorating in white, pink and touches of gold. Although other than the invitations, I haven’t got too much winter going on at the moment, so I’ll probably have to head over to Pinterest for some more research. Bummer…
When it comes to choosing the colours, I’ve tried to cut back on the amount of pink. Honestly! But in the end pink decorations are much more abundant, and thus cheaper, than white and gold products. Hopefully our nephews will overlook the fact that all plates, napkins and cups are pink. I say this because once my eldest nephew cried himself to sleep when he had to sleep in my niece’s pink bed. Boys.
These days there are so many colours, patterns, shapes and varieties of washi tape that you wouldn’t have too many difficulties finding some to match your party theme. I don’t know who invented washi tape, but thank you, it truly is wonderful! 🙂
Washi Tape Spoons Tutorial
- Wooden spoons/utensils – I picked mine up from a discount store, $2.99 for a bag of 12
- Washi tape
- Scissors – it is best to use small, sharp scissors for precision cutting
Although I’m sure I don’t need to say it, make sure you have thoroughly washed your hands and you are using a clean surface. After all, guests will be using the finished product for food and drinks, so keep it hygienic.
Using a pair of small, sharp scissors, trim the washi tape along the edges of your spoon. Try and get as close to the edge of the spoon as you can, but don’t worry if there is a bit of excess tape.
Using your thumb and fingers, smooth the washi tape down flat against the spoon. If you have a little excess tape on the sides, smooth this down too. Make sure you use enough pressure to firmly attach the tape to the wooden spoons.
And that is it. Yep all done! Can you believe how easy it was? Store the spoons in a clean dry container until use. I don’t know about you, but I just love the pop of colour the washi tape adds to the wooden spoons.
That’s another DIY job I can tick off my party preparation list. Only 36,594 to go. Or something like that.
Do you love washi tape? I’d love to hear your favourite uses and DIY projects for washi tape, so feel free to leave a comment below.