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DIY Washi Tape Spider Web

washi tape spider web wall artSince we moved into our new house, I haven’t had a chance to decorate the living room. So, I decided to use that to my advantage and make the wall my personal canvas.  Good plan, right?  I got out my favorite craft medium (washi tape) and created this oversized spider web. The web was easy to make, it just took a little time cutting/applying all the tape (about 45 minutes).  If you want to try something like this on your wall, I’ve provided simple directions below.

Supplies

Regular width size roll of black washi tape – I used almost the entire roll for this project

Thin width roll of black washi tape – I used the whole roll for this project

Washi Tape Spider Web Directions

washi tape spider web wall art 21.  With regular sized washi tape, place five strips on the wall to make a star shape.

2.  With thin washi tape, place one piece in the wedge (refer to fig 2).

3.  Add a second piece of tape (refer to fig. 3).

4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 to fill in all the wedges.  Continue to do this, making a larger ring outside of each ring until the web is complete.

*Washi tape is low tack and should come off your walls easily without ruining the paint.

How to Make a Mini Art Frame

DIY Mini Inspiration ArtBe so good they can’t ignore you ~ Steve Martin

I wasn’t sure what to call this project.  It’s not really a frame.  It kind of looks like a scroll.  Perhaps a better name would be a scroll frame?  But to keep things simple lets just say mini art frame.  This project is quick, easy, and inexpensive to make.  Use this mini frame for an inspirational quote, children’s artwork, etc.  I’m hanging this quote art on my inspiration board.

Supplies:

Art work – something on cardstock works best

Plastic straws

Scissors

Embroidery thread

DIY Mini Art 11.  Cut two straws about a 1/8″ longer than the width or your art work.

DIY Mini Art 22.  Cut the straws only on the top layer down the center.  Refer to the dotted lines in the photo on the left. It’s important that when you cut the straw, it doesn’t turn giving you a slanted line.  If this happens, the straw will not hold the artwork well.

3.  Cut a piece of embroidery thread about three times the length of your straw.  Thread the embroidery floss through the straw.  Tie loose ends into a knot. Then position the thread so the knot is hiding in the straw.

DIY Mini Art4.  Feed the paper through the slits of the straws to attach the straws.  Refer to the photo above.  You shouldn’t need any glue, the straws will grip the paper on their own.  Everything will stay in place providing your artwork isn’t too heavy.  If you’re concerned about your frame coming apart, you can add a little glue to the straws.

DIY Mini Art with Japanese PackagingJust for fun, I framed a few pieces of paper cut out from Japanese candy packages.   As you can see, this craft is pretty versatile.  This project would work well with postcards and other keepsakes as well.

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