Christmas crafts: Washi Tape Table Christmas Tree

In today’s Christmas DIY we made a cute Christmas tree table decoration. We cut out a cone from a regular big envelope and started sticking Washi Tape on it. You start from the bottom and go up layer by layer. To achieve the tree effect do not stick the tape stripe completely onto the cone, but leave the end sticking out. As you can see we also made tree version where we did not leave the ends loose, but the ‘real’ tree version looks a lot better.

Today's Christmas craft: Washi Tape Table Christmas Tree

Today’s Christmas craft: Washi Tape Table Christmas Tree

You need a big envelope and colorful Masking tapes

You need a big envelope and colorful Masking tapes

Fold and cut the envelope into a cone

Fold and cut the envelope into a cone

Start sticking stripes of Washi Tape on it from the bottom

Start sticking stripes of Washi Tape on it from the bottom

Go up layer by layer and always leave the ends of the tape stripes loose

Go up layer by layer and always leave the ends of the tape stripes loose

You can stick to a certain color pattern or just go crazy

You can stick to a certain color pattern or just go crazy

It really looks like a tiny Christmas tree

It really looks like a tiny Christmas tree

We also made a tree where we attached all of the tape to the cone

We also made a tree where we attached all of the tape to the cone

Christmas crafts: Washi Tape Christmas cards

Washi Tape Christmas cards are one of the coolest ideas ever. They look so pretty and are unique. This year we made a couple of different models. Some were done super fast; the card with the three little Christmas trees honestly just took one minute to make. Other cards, for example the one with the snowman or the Christmas balls, took a bit longer, as round shapes are a bit more tricky. Which one do you like best?

Today's Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas cards

Today’s Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas cards

This year we crafted a few different cards

This year we crafted a few different cards

All you need are plain cards or cardboard and Washi Tape

All you need are plain cards or cardboard and Washi Tape

You can make cards with Christmas tapes, but you can also just use regular ones

You can make cards with Christmas tapes, but you can also just use regular ones

You can make shapes with Washi tapes or make words

You can make shapes or words

Round shapes are a bit more tricky, but also not very hard to make

Round shapes are a bit more tricky, but also not very hard to make

Christmas crafts: Washi Tape window decoration

With Washi Tape it is super easy to craft some unique Christmas window decorations. For this DIY we made some abstract Christmas trees by sticking colorful pieces of Masking Tape on a window in our office. You can make any shape or decoration you want. The tape can be pulled off super easily if you need to correct or remove something.

Today's Christmas craft: Washi Tape window decoration

Today’s Christmas craft: Washi Tape window decoration

We used different Washi Tape to stick trees onto the window

We used different Washi Tape to stick trees onto the window

We decorated the trees with little stars

We decorated the trees with little stars

the more tapes you have the more color combinations can you do

The more tapes you have the more color combinations can you do

Christmas crafts: Washi Tape Christmas wreath

This DIY is a fun alternative for using a real Christmas wreath. The Washi Tape Christmas wreath that we made is super light and can easily be attached to any door. We cut out a wreath from some thick cardboard and stuck pieces of green Masking Tape on it. You should stick them clockwise layer by layer and vary the tapes so that you get interesting visual effects.

Today's Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas wreath

Today’s Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas wreath

You need: thick cardboard, Washi tapes and a cutter

You need: thick cardboard, Washi tapes and a cutter

Cut out a wreath

Cut out a wreath

Start sticking pieces of Washi Tape on the cardboard

Start sticking pieces of Washi Tape on the cardboard

The tape can overlap the cardboard edges a little

The tape can overlap the cardboard edges a little

We added some Christmas designs to our wreath

We added some Christmas designs to our wreath

New: Japanese 3D Paper Craft Sets

A new fun thing in our shop. We received adorable 3D Paper Craft Sets from Japan. They provide you with material to craft kawaii 3D greeting cards, paper wreaths or decorations. To create the 3D effect you need to use a paper embossing ball tool which is not included in the sets.

The sets have super kawaii fairy tale designs and we got quite a few Christmas sets too. They contain lots of templates that you can cut out, emboss and stick on the cards. The printed outlines tell you exactly on what position you need to place the cut-outs, so it’s really easy to do. All the instructions are in Japanese only, but you can easily follow the instructions. We also found a couple of Japanese videos which might help you. Unfortunately we can’t embed them into this post, so visit here to see how to use the embossing ball tool and how to make the 3D paper craft book sets. Also check out our little “how to” collage at the end that we made from photos from the manufacturer to explain the different steps of the DIY sets.

We now offer super cute 3D paper craft sets with adorable designs

We now offer super cute 3D paper craft sets with adorable designs

Lots of the sets revolve around fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and more

Lots of the sets revolve around fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and more

The sets contain cut out templates, sponge stickers and instructions. You need to purchase an embossing tool from our shop separately to complete these sets.

The sets contain cut out templates, sponge stickers and instructions. You need to purchase an embossing tool from our shop separately to complete these sets.

These are the steps that are valid for all the 3D paper craft sets in our shop

These are the steps that are valid for all the 3D paper craft sets in our shop

Christmas crafts: Christmas Candle Jars

Did you like our super easy Christmas tea lights DIY? Here is one that is just as easy. As candles are a wonderful accessory for winter and Christmas time that create a cozy and romantic mood we started another Candle DIY. For our Christmas candle jars we just took some empty marmelade jars and decorated them with colorful stripes of Washi Tape.

Today's Christmas craft: Christmas candle jars

Today’s Christmas craft: Christmas candle jars

A super quick DIY to make great accessories for Christmas

A super quick DIY to make great accessories for Christmas

What you need: empty jars and Washi tape

What you need: empty jars and Washi tape

Christmas crafts: Christmas Clothespin Ornament

Almost everybody has pegs at home. Why not use them as part of your Christmas decoration this year? For today’s Christmas DIY we made some Christmas star ornaments with pegs, Masking Tape and a plastic circle. You can also just use a circle of cardboard and stick the pegs onto it.

Today's Christmas craft: Christmas clothes-peg ornament

Today’s Christmas craft: Christmas clothes-peg ornament

Christmas crafts: Christmas Phone Case

Another super easy Christmas DIY idea: style your phone case for Christmas. We just used a normal phone case and decorated it with some stripes of Washi Tape – our favourite crafting material. The tape might come off on the edges after a while when using the phone, but therefore you can easily remove the tape to get your original phone case back or to redecorate with other tapes.

Today's Christmas craft: Christmas phone case

Today’s Christmas craft: Christmas phone case

What you need: a phone case and Washi Tape

What you need: a phone case and Washi Tape

Stick Washi Tape onto your phone case

Stick Washi Tape onto your phone case

A fun and quick idea to decorate everyday items for the holidays

A fun and quick idea to decorate everyday items for the holidays

DIY Washi Tape Spice Jars

Another super easy idea what to use our Washi Tapes for: make colourful jars filled with spices. One of our team members wanted to create a pretty looking new spice rack and just got some small jars, filled them up with spices and decorated the lids with colourful Masking Tapes. It looks really pretty and also helps to find the right spices faster, as every jar looks different.

A super easy DIY: Washi Tape spice jars

A super easy DIY: Washi Tape spice jars

Just stick colourful Masking Tapes on the lids of the jars

Just stick colourful Masking Tapes on the lids of the jars

Welcome to Japan Hobby Show Part 1

Part of our team went to Tokyo a couple of weeks ago to visit the Japan Hobby Show. It was a really great exhibition with lots to see and try. As the trade show was open to the public the whole time, there were lots of opportunities to actually use different hobby products like fabrics, clay, colours, different techniques etc. We took hundreds of pictures which we want to show to you guys. So today we’re kicking off our little series with some general impressions from the show.

Sandra next to the official poster of the Japan Hobby Show 2013

Sandra next to the official poster of the Japan Hobby Show 2013

Large exhibition halls with thousands of people who try many of the presented products

Large exhibition halls with thousands of people who try many of the presented products

Wonderful accessories

Wonderful accessories

Do it yourself - people could really try lots of things

Do it yourself – people could really try lots of things

A fashion show by students who made cute candy outfits

A fashion show by students who made cute candy outfits

Lots of crafting accessories like deco tapes

Lots of crafting accessories like deco tapes

Not everything was girly, boys and men loved this miniature car section

Not everything was girly, boys and men loved this miniature car section

Some children are assembling miniature items

Some children are assembling miniature items

Lots of ways to be creative

Lots of ways to be creative

Super cute DIY sets to make funny play dough animals

Super cute DIY sets to make funny play dough animals

We will probably carry these 3D papercraft frame sets in our shop soon

We will probably carry these 3D papercraft frame sets in our shop soon

These DIY wall decoration sets look adorable too

These DIY wall decoration sets look adorable too

kawaii tree ornaments

kawaii tree ornaments

Really amazing miniature rooms

Really amazing miniature rooms

Lots more miniature rooms and houses

Lots more miniature rooms and houses