Hello WeR fans! Thanks for joining me again today. Chantalle with you to share a little jewellery box I have created with the help of some of the many, many rolls of washi tape I have in my stash.
There are so many gorgeous styles and colours out there – the perfect, useful eye candy, lol.
The base and lid have been constructed out of strips of tape that have been rolled around each other.
This type of box is completely customizable, as you can choose the colours, size and variations of tape you would like to suit your needs!
To start, I selected the tape colours and patterns I was going to use. This type of technique reminds me of the bold and varied prints from South Africa, where I am originally from. I really miss seeing those beautiful colours around me!
I found that using a ‘standard’ ½ inch size tape width worked better, as the heights of the little rolls were more consistent. I folded the tape in half so the colour was on both sides and then rolled the tape up. I systematically rolled another strip and another strip around each other so the roll got bigger and more colourful. To keep each strip of tape in place before I started a new strip, I applied a teeny strip of tape so hold the end down. Likewise, when starting a new colour, I added a teeny strip of tape, which held the beginning down, so I could continue to roll as the washi is quite a slippery surface.
* You can use some adhesive between layers so they stick together nicely, but I just applied a clear glue over the whole roll, letting it seep in between the layers, when I was happy with the size of the roll.
Now that my base was complete, I built up the sides with a strip of Bazzill cardstock in a powder blue. I used my Trim & Score Board to cut a strip of about 1.5 inches high and rolled it around my base tape roll. I kept it place with some strong double-sided tape.
For the outer wall embellishment, I again rolled washi tape in half, but then cut this in half again so make very thin little strips. My Detail Scissors made this a ‘snip’, hehe.
I added my think washi strips to the cardstock, working my way up the height of the sides, but leaving a little area uncovered. This is where my lid would fit over.
To create the lid, I repeated the steps from before, this time making the washi tape roll slightly larger and the side cardstock area only about half an inch high. I covered the lid with more thin strips of washi.
I love how much detail there is to take in on the box. So many layers and colours. It isn’t a super quick project, but it’s definitely worth the effort I think!
This little box can hold a number of rings, necklaces and earrings – Great for the dressing table, or even a little coin box for the car. It would make a fabulous container for little teeth waiting for the Tooth Fairy too!
Until next time, thanks so much for joining me!
Jane Davenport Washi Tape