Holiday Writing with Washi Tape

Holiday Writing with Washi Tape

This fall, Rachel of Lines Across launched Let’s Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related. To celebrate its launch, Rachel challenged me and a select group of talented bloggers to come up with a creative gift wrap idea using plain kraft paper. Who doesn’t love brown paper packages tied up with string? Check out all 24 creative kraft paper gift wrap ideas below, but first here is my creative wrapping idea—HOLIDAY WRITING WITH WASHI TAPE.

First, I started with a plain brown box and one of my favorite craft supplies—washi tape. I found these fun holiday inspired ones at my local Michaels in the holiday Recollections scrapbooking section. And instead of using it in stripes, I used it to write a holiday message on my box.

How to decorate a plain holiday package with washi tape

 

The trick was first to design my word, print it out, and then transfer it to the top of my box.

With just a little white chalk and a pencil, you can instantly transfer the message onto your surface. First rub white chalk on the BACK of your printout. Then place your printout on top of your surface and, with a pencil, draw over the letters. The pressure from the pencil will transfer a light template onto your box.

How to tranfer type onto surface with pencil and chalk

 

Then it was just a matter of guiding my washi tape on the top of the chalk guide.

How to Write with Washi Taoe

I added a stripe detail around the lid, and created washi tape swirls along the sides.

Holiday Writing and Gift Wrapping with Washi Tape

 

Lovely!

Now, check out these other fabulously crafty ideas from some of my fellow bloggers:

 

Brown-Paper-Packages-24-Creative-Gift-Wrap-Ideas

 

1. Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrap by Let’s Wrap Stuff

2. Embroidered Wrapping Paper by Lines Across

3. Holiday Lights Gift Wrap by Burlap and Blue

4. Printable DIY Watercolor Gift Tags by Dawn Nicole

5. Chalkboard Painted Wrapping Paper by The Winthrop Chronicles

6. Let it Snow Neighbor Gift Printable by Ginger Snap Crafts

7. Upcycled Cardboard Gift Tags 3 Ways by Eat. Sleep. Make.

8. Kraft Paper Gift Card Envelope Printables by Delia Creates

9. Make + Give Christmas Tree Gift Topper by Make and Tell

10. DIY Wrench Wrapping Paper by Maker Mama

11. DIY Stamped Trees Gift Wrap by Shaken Together Life

12. Brown Paper Packages by Delineate Your Dwelling

13. Yarn Tassel Gift Wrap 2 Ways by Hands Occupied

14. Holiday Writing with Washi Tape by Club Chica Circle

15. Glitter-Dipped Gift Tags by The Thinking Closet

16. Coffee Container Christmas Gift Tags by Simply Kelly Designs

17. Gift Wrapping Ideas by C.R.A.F.T.

18. Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by Making Home Base

19. Sewn Brown Paper Gift Card Gift Giving by Dream a Little Bigger

20. Chalkboard Gift Tag & Ornament by Tried and True

21. Easy Holly Ornament Gift Tag by Rae Gun Ramblings

22. Printable Hand-Lettered Christmas Tags by Persia Lou

23. Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas by Eighteen25

24. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Gift Card Box by That’s What Che Said

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  1 comment for “Holiday Writing with Washi Tape

  1. December 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Fun!! This is a great idea and it looks so pretty

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