Have you heard that this week is Random Acts of Kindness week? I had no idea there was such a thing, until Michaels (yes the Michaels store Michaels) contacted me about participating in their craft it forward event. They are aiming to inspire creativity and kindness by encouraging us all to “craft it forward”-to create a simple gift that will make the recipient smile! I thought it was a fantastic idea! I love to craft for others, and love sharing what comes of that urge with all of you. Isn’t that what blogging is all about? Community, friendship, and of course…crafting!
So I headed to my neared Michaels store (luckily we have one 5 minutes away) and wandered the aisles (kid-less..it was heaven on earth I tell you)…and gathered supplies for a simple but oh so adorable gift…for my kid sis Julia. Well, she’s not quite a kid anymore, but when I thought of who to make it for I could only think of her. So here’s my easy Washi Tape frame tutorial!
I grabbed a wooden cut out frame (I had no idea Michaels carried these, btw…going back for more soon.) some flowers, and washi tape. You’ll also need some sandpaper, a hot glue gun, an exacto knife, mod podge, and a sponge brush.
So it’s pretty straight-forward. I first removed the inside part of the frame, then lightly sanded the edges…thought about painting them but I liked the raw wood color with the tapes I used so I left it alone. Then start laying down pieces of washi tape on top of the frame.
I made sure that the first strip was as straight as possible by looking at it from the back and adjusting as needed.
Then flip it upside down and trim off all the outside edges with your knife, and also the inside of the frame.
Seal it all with a layer of mod podge…
…and glue on your desired arrangement of flowers! The white one was purchased, the pink one was made using this tutorial, the green one using this tutorial. I also designed a quick little inspiring quote to pop in the frame, that I hope she likes!
Download it here. (in 4×6 and 8×10 sizes)
So….I challenge you to craft it forward! Make and give a little or big gift this week…or next. Whenever you can! The point is that we could all use a little more crafty kindness in this world, right? And who better to give it than someone who loves to create and give from the heart? Cause I know you all are like that. Super awesome and everything. ;D
Also, leave a comment here for a chance to win a $5 Michaels gift card! I have 5 of them to giveaway to ya’ll. Tell me if you’ve ever received a Random Act of Kindness or if you’ve done one for someone else. Leave an email address please so I can contact you if you win!
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