Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Washi Tape Mason Jars (Crayon Organization)

Washi tape!
Have you seen it!?
Do you know what it is!?
I am so intrigued by these random phenomenons -- words I didn't even know existed suddenly becoming all the rage!

First things first.
What IS washi tape???

After some research, I can tell you that washi tape is simply high quality masking tape made of rice paper.

It is so much FUN!  You can tear it easily, stick (and unstick) it easily, write on it, reuse it ....

(I got most of mine from the Etsy shop Washi Wishes.... great selection, fast shipping, highly recommend!)

So .... what did I make with my washi tape?

Well, if your kiddo is anything like mine .... there are crayons scattered from one end of your house to the other.  Lucy is always asking to color -- and the crayons never seem to make their way back to the right box.  (In fact, I couldn't even tell you where the boxes are!?)
We were in serious need of some crayon organization, and I'm going to show you PART 1 of my little project today .... (because let's face it -- although you're reading this on Tuesday morning, I'm writing it on Monday night .... and the Bachelor finale is beckoning!).
PART 2 will be posted on Thursday - I promise!)
My supplies:
a case of half-pint mason jars
washi tape
(that's it!)

Not much to it!

I took my washi tape ....
(which I have hanging on an antique jewelry stand in my craft room -- so cute!)

....and simply wrapped it, one strip at a time, around the sweet little half-pint jars.
To wrap all eight jars (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black), it probably took me a half-hour .... not bad at all!  And the washi tape is very forgiving, so if you mess up a strip, just rip it off and try again!
I think these are SO cute, and I love how the varying patterns on the washi tape makes each colored jar unique.  :-)
I filled each jar with all of the random shapes and sizes of crayons floating around our house .... and Thursday, I'll show you what I put the jars IN!  (You can see a little peek in the background there ... it's super-cute, too!)

Do you have any "washi projects" you're proud of!?   (Leave your links in the comments if you want!)
I'll be posting some of my favorites tomorrow!

P.S. Pin away!  (I promise I won't sue you!:)~


  1. the jars are super cute! it's quite forgiving tape - yes?!
    I've only just used washi tape for the first time recently - making little flags on drinking straws - photos can be found on this post -
    cheryl xox

  2. I've been wanting to buy & do something with washi too! i think you might have just kicked me into high gear with that need to create! LOVE your encouragement to pin (& not be sued!!) ha! xo

  3. Cute! I have never even heard of Washi tape before!!

  4. Amazing! Can be used for all kind of craft works & in house décor needs.

  5. Wow! I didn't know there were so many different colors/patterns. You could do so much with this stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks for sharing. I did not know about this cute tape! I will have to go look for it.


  7. I love washi tape but don't have any yet :( I really NEED to get on that bandwagon! :)

  8. How adorable! I'd never heard of washi tape before. I bet these would be beautiful with tea lights in them at night.
    Hope you'll stop by and link up


  9. ooooh, pretty! And great idea :) I love them!

  10. These are so cute!!

    would love it if you shared these on my link party,serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  11. Super cute for any storage! Stopping by from What I Whipped Up Wednesday.

  12. Ok, thanks for giving me the scoop on what this is and how to use it! Love your awesome storage, especially the green flowered pattern! If you have a chance please link this and other cuteness up to my Destination: Inspiration linky party going on now at Teagan's Travels.

    Thanks, Michelle

    P.S. I love your blog design!

  13. Okay, you have made up my mind: I've got to try out washi tape! This is darling Bec! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  14. This is too cute! I have never used washi tape before. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful

  15. I must find some Washi tape! So Cute! I would love if you would link up to the Lovely Things Thursday Linky Party!

  16. I'd never heard of washi tape before. These came out so cute! I'd love it if you'd share these at I'm following via LF.

  17. I've never head of this type of tape before. :) Those are adorable! I'm your newest follower via Whipperberry's link party. Megan

  18. Very cute! I love your stash of washi tape .... wow!

  19. Very Cute. I love this idea. I pinned it.

  20. How fun is this, I have never heard of Washi tape either. They would make great luminaries.


  21. These are adorable!! I've been seeing a bunch of people use Washi tape and haven't had the time to look it up to see what it was. So glad you answered my curiosity! :)
    I hope you'll share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" Link Party!

    Happy Weekend!!

  22. So cute! Love the colors and patterns! Please come by my party to link these up! Would love to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  23. Such a cute idea Bec! I haven't had a chance to experiment with this yet but I definitely have to get some!! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this today. Happy Sunday my friend!
    Jenn :)

  24. Very cute! I love the pops of colors!
    You should join me for Handmade 52 at htttp://

  25. These are so cute. It makes me want to think of something cool to do with this stuff! Thanks so much for linking up to Thats the Ticket.

  26. Nice ..i like the just inspired me...thx for sharing
    Rasha @mychampagnetaste

  27. Absolutely crazy cool! I'd never heard of this before, but I'm off to research Washi tape for sure.

    I featured your mason Jar on Love it!

  28. Awwww...those are the cutest! I've seen a lot of mason jar crafts lately, but not this one! I found you over at So glad you both shared this. Have a great day!


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