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Washi tape bunting for Father’s Day

Washi tape bunting for Father's Day

This year is going incredibly fast for our little family. Life is so busy but my 8-year-old is getting excited for Father’s Day next month. He is a real daddy’s boy and just loves making gifts for people. I can’t tell you just yet what he’s making (as my husband reads my blog) but he asked me to help him with a gift box to hold his gift. I think that the packaging should be just an interesting as the gift inside. I found a lovely range of packaging boxes and gift accessories from SelfPackaging.

cardboard boxes and washi tape

I can’t resist their colourful washi tape selection. Washi tape is such a useful craft product and perfect for adding a personal touch to gift wrap.

Washi tape bunting for Father’s Day

I thought I would make an embellishment for a Father’s Day gift. I got a sturdy cardboard box for my son and made a string of washi tape bunting to decorate the outside.

It was so simple to make. I cut a long length of string. Cut small pieces of washi tape, all different lengths, and folded them over the string.

washi tape bunting

The washi tape can be re-positioned so it was easy to place it where I needed. Then I cut the raw edge into a point to make it look more like mini bunting flags.

mini washi tape bunting

I created a whole load, varying the different washi tapes, until I had a decent length, which was long enough to wrap around the cardboard box.

washi tape bunting tutorial

When I had finished I took the cardboard box and wrapped my washi tape bunting around the outside, securing it in place with tape.

I thought my cardboard could do with a little more embellishing so added a strip of washi tape along the bottom edge of the box. I also made a simple gift tag with a few strips of washi tape for my son to write on – everything co-ordinating!

Washi tape bunting for Father's Day

My son really likes it all (phew!) and I can’t wait to reveal the Father’s Day gift which will be popped inside it soon.


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    May 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Oh that looks so cool, and like a craft that even I could manage.

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    Alex Gladwin (@bumptobaby_blog)
    May 24, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Oh that is so sweet, my little boy is just the same – he loves making things for people. You’ve given me an idea now, we’ll have to make something for Father’s Day too, he’ll love that! x

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    May 24, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    This looks lovely! Such a great way to personalise a present. I love washi tape so always happy to find new uses for my little hoard of it.

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    May 25, 2018 at 11:42 am

    What lovely, creative bunting! I love the colours you’ve used too – I’ll have to get some of this tape!

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    Stephanie Merry
    May 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    What a cute idea! I have so much washi tape, but never know what to do with it all – love this suggestion! x

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    Mattie Lacey-Davidson
    May 26, 2018 at 10:42 am

    That looks so cute! It stands out because it’s different from normal bunting! Love it xx

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    May 26, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Awww how adorable is the box, i bet the present will be just as lovely. I love washi tapes big time

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    Cecilia Keinapel
    May 27, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Oh this is such a great and unique gift idea! Nothing is better than giving away home made gifts to someone you care about 🙂

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    May 27, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Ah now that is a quick and easy craft that I could definitely get on board with! xxx

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