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Easy Washi Tape Birdhouses

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Washi Tape is all the rage now! So what is this new Washi Tape that everyone is talking about and using in their craft projects? Washi Tape is paper tape originally made in Japan and comes in a variety of widths up to 2 1/2 inches. Search Washi Tape on Pinterest and you will see just how popular it is.

I used Elmer’s Designer Tape on Decorative Candle Votives for the Fourth of July and loved how easy it was to use. So when I spotted Washi Tape on Pick Your Plum, I ordered it right away knowing there would be a fun project in the future to use it on. And…I was right…on a recent trip to the fabric store, I spotted cute little wooden birdhouses for only $1!

Aren’t they the cutest? They add a bit of whimsy to the Summer Mantel too! Let’s make some Washi Tape Birdhouses!

First you will need some wooden birdhouses…

Gather your Washi Tape and give the Birdhouses a good coat of white spray paint.

Start with the roof first, laying the Washi Tape evenly. Cut off the excess with an X-ACTO Knife or small scissors.

Then add Washi Tape to the front or sides, use an X-ACTO Knife to cut out the hole and trim the edges.

Then add them to your Summer Decorating!

For around $1.25…these little gems would also make a great gift! Have fun!

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  1. Loving them – can they stand up to use outdoors year around?

    1. Hi Barb, So glad you like the birdhouses! No I wouldn’t put these birdhouses outdoors, the washi tape would not hold up in the weather.

  2. katherine marie says:

    THANK YOU so much for this FANTASTIC idea!!!!!! We loved it— just made some for Halloween… Maybe the birds will go trick or treating now! :):)

  3. Oh my goodness, these are SO cute!! What a great use for washi tape. I have this post pinned to my project to-do list. Thanks for the inspiration : )

  4. I love them! Your summer mantel is the happiest I’ve seen this year! So effortless and… real! You can tell that real happy people live in the house 🙂

  5. So, so cute! I hope they bring the Elmer’s craft tape to Canada because we’re currently Washi Tape deprived 🙂 I look at this little birdhouses every time I’m in Michaels but I can’t be bothered to paint them. You’ve come up with a great solution!

    Visiting from I Heart Naptime!

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