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Friday, July 12, 2013

DIY Washi Tape Holder with our Guest Designer Dr.Sonia

Hello All,

                Here comes our Guest designer for this month.. Giving her a warm welcome to our blog

      She does not need any introduction. In fact, anyone who does craft surfing around the world would have visited her blog.. Her step by step tutorials are the best and her projects are so eye catching and pretty all the time.. She manages to leave comment in all the blogs that she knows, keeps an eye on FB, reponds to everybody's queries patiently and crafts along with her kiddo.. She is a busy doctor, who has international patients waiting in queue. She is a good cook, caring mom, supportive wife and a great human being... .........etc.ufff. I got tired of telling all that she does.. But this lady is so energetic and enthusiastic and is an inspiration to many people, including me!! It is none other than 

                                                    Dr. SONIA

Sonia, thanks for accepting to guest design in our blog. It is a pleasure, to have you here.Over to her.

Recycling crafts
Dear friends Dr Sonia here with a simple recycled craft -a DIY washi tape holder.I was away from blogland for some time but the ever generous and talented Priya tempted me back to crafting with this awesome theme of recycling with washi. 
Most of you who read my blog Cards Crafts Kids Projects know how much I love recycling crafts but I must confess this is the first time I have used washi tape. And boy I was so surprised at how quick and easy it was to  use washi to pretty up stuff ! No wonder washi is all the rage nowadays!
I recycled plastic containers and an used pen into what else but a DIY washi tape/ ribbon holder!
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My ribbon/tape holder looks like a little lamp shade [My inspiration is the gorgeous wine glass lamp shade made by the super talented Daksha] .The hood comes off and you can place the ribbon/washi tape on the shaft [which is actually an used pen wrapped in washi tape] of this DIY ribbon holder.
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The picture below shows the washi tape on the shaft and the under surface of the hood with a central plastic rim which snugly fits the shaft of the DIY ribbon holder.
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The pic shows all the washi tape I own but even if you have a huge collection you can easily and quickly make any number of these washi tape holders and organize your collection by theme or color and they will look so pretty on your desk!
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DIY Ribbon/Washi Tape holder tutorial
Here are the items I used to make my Lampshade Ribbon/Tape holder
  • Gems ball shaped container- I used one hemispherical half of it.Alternately use a jar lid or even a thermocol ball
  • Goodnight mosquito repellent bottle- or any small glass/ plastic bottle with a small neck
  • Used pen- wrap in washi tape
  • Washi tape--makes beautifying plastic super easy and quick as the pretty tape as its own strong adhesive!
  • Glue gun - optional-I used it to stick the pom pom lace and the plastic rim on the hood of the DIY washi tape holder
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  1. Make the Base of the Lampshade-I recycled a mosquito repellent bottle to form the base of the lampshade. I removed the pink stick and rinsed the bottle to get rid of all the residual insecticide.The plastic rim inside this bottle snugly fits a pen or pencil.You can use any small necked bottle as an alternative and if your bottle neck is large ,make it small enough to fit your pen with clay/sponge/paper/any other crazy thing you can think of!
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  2. Make the Shaft of the lampshade-Use an used pen or any rod like structure you wish to recycle and cover it with washi tape
  3. Make the Dome of the lampshade-Cover the hemispherical dome of the plastic container with washi tape.Stick the inner plastic rim from another goodnight bottle on the center of the inside of the dome using a glue gun /double sided foam tape /other strong adhesive.Alternately fashion this central stopper using clay or mseal wrapped around your shaft so as to form a snugly fitting stopper for your DIY Ribbon holder.
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I used sticker rhinestones,plastic butterflies,glitter strips, pom pom lace,pearls ,feathers and a ribbon flower to embellish my DIY Ribbon/Washi tape organizer.
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So honored to be a Guest DT on this awesome challenge blog  Priya! And dear friends do grab some yummy Washi from Priya's shop The Craft Shop.In and weave some Washi recycling magic for this months awesome "recycling with Washi " challenge.
Eagerly awaiting your comments on how you like this super easy project.

25 comments:

  1. Wow... this is such a good idea .... & so cute... who would have thought of recycling goodnight refill like this... Awesome recycling as always :)

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    1. Thank you so much Nupur..ha ha the shape made me think of a lampshade!!

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  2. This is so beautiful,good to see sonia back and uff...i am tried by just reading what all she does..super woman:)

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    1. Oh...so sweet of you Kavi..I am no super woman just the average Indian woman struggling with everyday duties and crafting helps keep me sane!

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  3. Wonderful recycling Sonia! Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you Tanvi..it was crazy simple to make

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  4. Hey..Glad to see you back in blog-land Dr.Sonia !! What a lovely project to come back ..loved the pretty stand and awesome recycling as always !!

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    1. Thank you Pooja..it feels fab to be back and I love the way you always recycle

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  5. OMG ! this is amazing ! beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Shilpa..so good of you to pen down such words of encouragement

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  6. Welcome back Dr..you always surprise with the things you recycle..never ever imagined that mosquito repellent bottle can be recycled and that too so beautifully..lovely project..thanks a lot for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you Poornima..ha ha I do recycle some crazy stuff!!

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  7. Thank you so much Priya and dear friends for such warm words..feels so good to be back to blog land!

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  8. Dear Priya and friends thank you so much for such warm words..feels so good to be back to blog land

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  9. Soniaji....I totally agree with Poornima...recycling mosquito repalent bottle...we can never imagine...too good..I have very few washi ..but definitly going to try.thank you for mentioning my name..but you r my inspiration.

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    1. Daksha you are very talented and ever since I saw your parchment lampshade I couldnt get it out of my mind!!

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  10. Fabulous project.Lovely colours too.

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    1. Thank you Pallavi..I usually dont work much with blue but somehow this one had a mind of its own!

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  11. Never thought of recycling such things....really appreciable idea,Thanks for sharing Dr.Sonia :)

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    1. Thank you so much Rajni ji feels so wonderful to get a compliment from you!!

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  12. Priya..used some of the gorgeous Washi/fabric tape in a Cd case recycling craft.Thank you once again .Here is the link:
    How to recycle Cd cases

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  13. Priya my little one used some of your Washi for a school project :
    Solid shapes School project Thank you so much for introducing me to such a versatile product!

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  14. i am following you dr.sonia since 2 years LOL...

    hats off to you for your creativity and time management love this too

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