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washi tape notebook


twisterfishcrafts washi tape notebook (2)


I picked up a few hardcover notebooks from the dollar section of a favorite store years ago. I had the intention to cover them with wallpaper. But then I couldn’t find the extra roll of wallpaper that I had bought years prior to that. So these notebooks have been in my craft bin, waiting for the right time to be transformed. Today was the day! Washi tape to the rescue!


To hide the ends of the washi tape strips, I covered them with a wide tape on the inside front and back covers.

twisterfishcrafts washi tape notebook (3)


A notebook, before and after: 


twisterfishcrafts washi tape notebook (1)





gold hearts on glass bottle

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (8)

A few things I love:

  • IKEA
  • gold
  • decorative tape (such as washi tape)
  • spray paint
  • bottles
  • unique stuff

So there you have it. That list was my inspiration for this project. And it turned out GORGEOUS, if I do say so myself. Which I just did!

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (1)

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (2)

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (3)

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (4)

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (5)

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (6)

twiserfishcrafts gold hearts bottle (7)

Here’s another card that uses Washi tape to make flowers. I made small flowers, and used a piece of card stock paper for the center of each flower.

twisterfish crafts washi flowers (2)

another snail mail package

Here’s another snail mail package I put together and sent.

snail mail sent to GLENICE (1)


This recipient said that she likes to quilt, so I took fabric scraps, cut them into 1-inch squares, and sewed them onto a notecard in a quilt pattern. Top stitched it with a zigzag stitch. Also in the main envelope was another spring picture I took of the trees on my street, a square garland (sewn on the sewing machine with an inch of string between each piece), and two smaller envelopes I made with goodies inside. One envelope was made out of scrapbook paper and the other was a page from an old paperback book I purchased at a thrift store.


snail mail sent to GLENICE (2)


The envelope was again made out of a sturdy 12×12 scrapbook paper and held together with mini-duct tape (I love that stuff!). Also decorated with a bit of washi tape.


snail mail sent to GLENICE (3)

snail mail project

I recently signed up to participate in a snail mail project orchestrated by Sarah over at a nice little life.  So far I’ve sent out four envelopes to people across the country and across the ocean! I’ve been having a ton of fun being creative and crafting and am very thankful Sarah got this whole thing started!

At the beginning of the process I gathered my bits and pieces of paper, fabrics, washi tape, and my sewing machine. Then I purchased a few more rolls of washi tape, some larger sheets of scrapbook paper, colorful twine, and at a thrift store I spent less than a dollar on a few old books. I’m using the pages from those books to make small envelopes, as well as using them for other crafts (I’ll post pictures of those soon).

Here’s the first mailing I sent out.

snail mail to kathy (1) cover


Using my sewing machine I sewed “hi” on the cover page, finishing the edges with washi tape to make sure the stitches didn’t pull out.

(P.S. I was surprised to find that sewing onto paper looked so cool, and that it was also much harder than I thought it would be!)

Each page is connected by a long piece of twine which I decorated with washi flags.

snail mail to kathy (2) haiku


This recipient stated that she enjoys poetry, so I created a spring haiku for her.

snail mail to kathy (3) washi flowers


A few washi tape flowers!

snail mail to kathy (4) photo


I printed out wallet size photos I took of the trees on my street, which bloom so beautifully each spring.

snail mail to kathy (5) final page


The last page holds a simple message written in multiple sharpies.

snail mail to kathy (7) note on back


And the back cover ties up the twine that runs through the pages.

snail mail to kathy (9) mailing envelope


I made the mailing envelope out of a 12×12 sheet of heavy scrapbook paper, and sealed the edges and folds with bold duct tape.

I also sewed a border around the mailing label. Found that the label didn’t stick as well near the stitches, so I had to use a bit of glue to keep it in place. Not sure I’ll attempt sewing onto a sticky mailing label again!

snail mail to kathy (10) back of envelope

5 minutes is all it took to transform my ugly early 90s cream colored plastic door chime box.

Oh, and scissors and one roll of Scotch Expressions Washi tape.


twisterfish crafts BEFORESUPPLIES

twisterfish crafts SUPPLIES


twisterfish crafts door chime box AFTER