DIY – washi tape garland

I’ve been working on some decorations for our new apartment. This is a garland made out of wash tape and black string. Super easy to make, and makes a whole lot of different to our dining area.

 

Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Start out with some equally sized bits of wash tape. Add them one by one on the string with the distance of your preference by folding over the tape to stick it to itself. Remember to make the first bits of tape double the length of the size you want the finished cross to be since your folding it.
Start out with some equally sized bits of wash tape. Add them one by one on the string with the distance of your preference by folding over the tape to stick it to itself. Remember to make the first bits of tape double the length of the size you want the finished cross to be since your folding it.
When you have placed as many as you want for the desired length of the garland, start over and place new bits of washi tape as a cross, both front and back. This time you need two bits per cross to stick to each other on each side of the first tape. Continue until all of the strips of tape are done.
When you have placed as many as you want for the desired length of the garland, start over and place new bits of washi tape as a cross, both front and back. This time you need two bits per cross to stick to each other on each side of the first tape. Continue until all of the strips of tape are done.

I chose to put it up with nails. By using several nails you can create geometric patterns with the garland! Making it a bit more interesting than just hanging it.

All done! Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
All done! Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.

 

I hoped you liked it!

Until next time.

/B

Verkstad 42

Happy birthday cake

I celebrated my 26th birthday yesterday and had a lovely time. I’m not really interested in my own birthday, only the part where I get to hang out with my dear ones. But I also celebrated the fact that I’m starting to get this blog, this page and Verkstad 42 up and running.

When it comes to other people’s birthdays however, I loooove it. For Emaanuel’s birthday I participated in a “cake decoration course” held by Ultimate Cake here in Malmö. With the result shown here:

verkstad-42-birthday-cake-decorations

Birthday-cake-decorations

I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone interested in cakes, cake decorations, crafts, pastry and desserts. It felt like working with clay. The decorations are all made from sugar paste.

I sculpted the flowers by rolling som sugar paste to a funnel, and then – with the help from a toothpick – I gently pushed the past over my fingers to make the “creases”, and to thin out the paste at the likes of a petal. It took some time, but it was very satisfying to see the end result. And it tasted delicious as well…

 

Until next time

/B

Verkstad 42