Washi Tape Spring Gumball Machine

Hola Amigos...Good Friday to you all! Today was a day I meditated about Love...Let's love each other as He Loved Us. Looking forward to the big celebration on Sunday, Easter Sunday!

Just a little note before getting into our project today, as you have noticed my pictures are now watermarked right in the middle due to some unscrupulous people stealing not only pictures but the entire content of my posts and claiming them as their own. This as we all know is illegal and I will try my best to at least deter them from doing so by having this stamp right on my picture. I have tried to make it not as intrusive so you can still appreciate the content. Thank You friends for your understanding.

Today I'm bringing you an easy last minute quick craft where I experimented with the current rage among crafters, Washi Tape. I didn't spend a whole lot of money on it either, my luck, I found it on sale at Target for  $1!!! Not bad if you want to give something new and unknown to you a try right?

Trying to find out a bit more about this Washi Wonder Tape, I learned it originated in Japan, Wa ( Japanese) Shi (paper)  and it's basically a natural fiber tape, a natural masking tape, pretty than the traditional but masking tape after all! Prices ranges depending on the quality, I was able to find them online  from $2.50 per individual roll to up to $8.00 per roll depending on the quality.
But back to our project, I decided to bring my good old Kiss Me Gumball Machine I used for St. Patrick's up to date with the season with a Spring Inspired Decor and Washi.
As you can see, I covered the base of my Gumball Machine with the Washi Tape and embellished it with a couple of flowers. 

The tape was fairly easy to use but it was a bit hard for it to stick permanently to the terracotta material. I made sure and used some ModPodge to keep it in place.
I painted pink the rest of the gumball's areas and put a little spring ribbon around the top one! I just love that ribbon, so festive, and matched the colors of all the designs on the Washi Tape which was a plus!

To top it all of, what else...a cute $1 store bunny I refinished it with white and metallic paints diluted in just a bit of antiquing medium.

A couple of eggs here and there and some moss...Voila! I just made a  very festive Easter Jelly Beans Machine to adorn the kids table for  Easter's brunch , kitchen counter or office desk throughout the entire Spring Season, watch it people will be stopping by very often! lol

So what it's my opinion about Washi...well..I think I rather use paint..Don't get me wrong, the greatest  advantage of Washi is that as any tape it's  easy to remove, just peel it off and you are ready for a new project,, but you could also cover some previous paint job with primer.

I believe that if it is used in scrapbooking, card design and origami it's an excellent tool since it comes in a variety of colors and designs and it's very flexible but resistant as well.
This is just my personal view of Washi. Perhaps you've found more creatives ways to use it than me and I would love to see your projects or for you to share your opinion. So far if you search the immense world of Pinterest on Washi, board after board you will find a few very creative projects but in the majority of them you will find Washi Tape use for what it is, a very fancy tape! 

Hope you got a little inspiration from today's project! Wishing you a very peaceful Good Friday Evening and an even better Holy Saturday.


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  1. wow, thats amazing, very clever!! beautiful tape too, I have never heard of it,
    I just love how you painted the bunny,

  2. I have never used Washi but you did a nice job, it's a very creative way to use it. And I came over to tell you Happy Easter. :)

  3. Cute project. I had never heard of Washi tape. I think it would be great for scrapbooking. Your project turned out beautifully. Happy Easter, Lizy, and may God bless you. Hugs, Janet

    1. I think it's perfect for scrapbooking Miss Blue! Amen and Thank You for your Easter wishes! Many Blessing to you and yours! Big Hug, Lizy

  4. Oh yes..I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of yummy chocolate!

    1. LOL...Thank You Miss Blue...my husb..sorry the Easter Bunny gave me a huge chocolate bunny...it's going to take a while to eat it all...

  5. A Blessed Easter to you, too!
    The gumball machine and the bunny are delectable! I've never used the tape. Couldn't even locate it at Michael's! I have it on my list of things to try.
    Those cyber thieves and spammers make me so angry. We can't even enjoy the wholesome fun of blogging about family and recipes without someone spoiling it. Wish they'd all go away!

  6. This is so pretty and creative! Thanks for sharing and have a very Happy Easter. ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

    1. Thank You Cindy! Happy Easter to you and your family too!

  7. I'm obsessed with washi tape. I'd love it if you'd link up to The DIY'ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html

    1. Thank you Kayla...will love to go! Thank You for the invitation!

  8. Fantastic work. I'm sure that the kids loved it so much. What I'm really intested though is this washi tape that you mentioned. I've never actually tried it but looks like it can be pretty useful. :)
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  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  10. Hi Lizy,
    This is just adorable and the kiddies would love it! The bunny in the nest is a sweet touch for Easter. I wanted you to know that I featured your cute Caterpillar Spring Wreath at my HOME two weeks ago. Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and have a beautiful weekend.


  11. Very cute and clever! Never ceases to amaze me how many things washi tape can be used for! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link your awesome project at All Things Pretty! http://sparklesandastove.com/all-things-pretty-thursday-2/

  12. It looks very cute and very spring like.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.

  13. So adorable, Lizy! I love how you are able to bring back your projects with new life for the different seasons. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation. Sorry you've had to deal with content thievery. I think your watermark looks fine and doesn't detract from your content.

  14. Very cute, Lizy! I love it - washi tape is really awesome ;-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  15. Thanks for linking up this adorable creation to All Things Pretty! I've tweeted your post and hope you'll come back Thursday!

  16. What a great project. Visiting from the CSI project.