Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers

Hello everyone! Did you catch my Studio Monday video on the Simon Says Stamp blog last week? If you missed it, you can see it here!

I am sharing a new DIY paper crafting project in celebration of National Craft Month! Have you ever noticed how pretty washi tape looks when light shines through it? It’s gorgeous effect! This made me think; how awesome would washi tape look as a DIY sun catcher? In a word, pretty!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers
Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers

I had a blast making these and really, you just need a few simple supplies I bet you already have on hand:

  1. washi tape (who doesn’t have a ton of this laying around??)
  2. a frame die of your choice (I featured the Wrapped Stitch Heart Frames, Woven Circle Ring, Floral Bloom Oval and Avezzano Butterflies frame dies from Memory Box)
  3. heat resistant acetate/window plastic
Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers

I want to mention the heat resistant acetate/window plastic specifically. Ordinary clear plastic sheets could potentially warp from the heat of the sun filtering through the sun catchers. Heat resistant will be able to withstand the heat and should not warp. I’ve had one of these sun catchers hanging in my window for about a month now and it gets direct sunlight every day from morning until late afternoon. I had used the heat resistant acetate to make that sun catcher and it has not warped at all.

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers
Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers
Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers
Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers

These are so much fun to make and SO easy (plus a great washi tape stash-buster!). You definitely will want to watch the video to see how I made these cuties!

Thanks so much for tuning in today; I’ll be back later this week with more inspiration for you!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers

Memory Box FLORAL BLOOM OVAL FRAME…
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Memory Box AVEZZANO BUTTERFLIES Craft…
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Memory Box MORNING GARDEN BUTTERFLIES…
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Memory Box WOVEN CIRCLE RING POPPY…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCHED HEART…
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Little B RAINBOW BRIGHT Foil Tape 100431
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Simple Stories BLESS THIS MESS…
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Altenew FLORAL FLURRIES Washi Tape…
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Memory Box METAL ADAPTER PLATE For…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Judikins EMBOSSABLE WINDOW PLASTIC…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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4 Comments

  1. Geet Shah March 31, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Loved the idea and amazing way to use wash!!

  2. Amy Seech March 27, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    These would make great Christmas decorations! Great idea.

  3. Jackie Price March 27, 2018 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Beautiful! And such a fun and creative idea!

  4. Teresa Doyle March 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Nina, these are simply adorable and as you probably know by now, I made 2 before I even commented over on YT! They are easy and fun to make and I know my grandsons will love having them hang in their bedroom windows. I used clear acetate for the ones I made but might use vellum next time just for fun. I totally wish I had that beautiful wide Washi from Altenew…Its on my wish list you can be sure. Thanks for sharing such awesome ideas!

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