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Washi Tape Christmas Tree with Holiday Pizazz

My love of paper tape and bright colors comes together in this washi tape Christmas tree. You’ll also need basic supplies including paint and Mod Podge.

My love of paper tape and bright colors comes together in this washi tape Christmas tree. You'll also need basic supplies including paint and Mod Podge.

I’ve had a wood tree laying around for several years, and I decided that it was finally time to use it. Right now all my Christmas supplies are in a cotton tote, so I had to dig through, but I finally found some Martha Stewart washi tape that I purchased last year.

After some continued digging, I found other supplies that matched and decided to throw it all together and make this DIY washi tape Christmas tree. I’m absolutely loving the colors – and you can put this anywhere in your home.

You can hang it on the wall or prop it up on the mantle. Keep reading to find out how I made it.

Washi Tape Christmas Tree

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Here’s the wood piece that I started with. I cut off the burlap twine and squirreled aways those glittered beads (who wouldn’t?).

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Paint the tree. Super easy.

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I applied the washi tape at a diagonal, starting at a random place on the tree.

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I covered the entire tree with alternating patterns of the tape. Trim excess with scissors.

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A coat of Satin Mod Podge went promptly over the top. I let it dry and then gave it a second coat.

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Adding embellishments was a very random process. I cut a few strips of what I had and laid it out. Then I glued it down when I was satisfied.

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Snip the ends of the brads and glue them down at the intersection of the ribbon. Let everything dry, then knot ribbon at the top if you chose.

My love of paper tape and bright colors comes together in this washi tape Christmas tree. You'll also need basic supplies including paint and Mod Podge.

I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with it yet, but I love it!

My love of paper tape and bright colors comes together in this washi tape Christmas tree. You'll also need basic supplies including paint and Mod Podge.

I think I’m just obsessed with the colors. What do you think? Also, have you ever tried washi tape? I think I’m hooked.

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Leslie Stewart

Wednesday 7th of November 2012

This is so cute! I love it. I am a newbie to mod podge…getting a little better each time. Is there a specific one for glass? Leslie houseontheway@gmail.com

Amy

Wednesday 7th of November 2012

Hi Leslie! I recommend the Gloss for glass, since it's shiny. :D

I Play Outside The Box

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

That turned out so cute!! TFS

Amy Anderson

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

Thanks everyone! Hi Amee, yes you can get it at Michaels. You have to search around the scrapbooking supplies a bit (and it might be called paper tape).

My name is Amee

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

I'm loving the colors!!! I have never tried washi tape before!! Do they have it at Michael's craft stores?

Walter Silva

Monday 19th of December 2011

Great Idea!

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