Use clear plastic ornaments to make the easiest washi tape ornaments ever. Add acrylic paint and baker’s twine to finish them. SO easy to do.
So I was shopping at Michaels the other day and found some square plastic ornaments. I thought, “wow, these are super cool. I need square ornaments!”
Well of course I didn’t NEED square ornaments, but they went into the basket anyway, as those types of impulse purchases tend to do.
The good thing with this particular purchase is that I actually went forward and made the project, as opposed to just stashing these in a drawer (as these things tend to do).
It’s such a quick and easy way to make ornaments that I had to share! Here’s how I made these fun washi tape ornaments.
DIY Washi Tape Ornaments
Gather These Supplies
- Plastic square ornaments – you can also use glass
- Acrylic paint – colors of your choice
- Washi tape – holiday patterns, some wider and some thinner sizes
- Baker’s twine
Here are all of my supplies. You probably have a lot of this in your stash. If you don’t, buy it immediately. Ha! I mean, aren’t these plastic ornaments cool? They won’t break if you drop them!
Place some acrylic paint in the ornament with a few drops of water. Place a paper towel over the hole and shaka-shaka.
Keep shaking until all areas inside of the ornament are covered (add more paint/water as needed). Repeat with all ornaments.
Turn the ornaments upside down and let the excess drip out. If you see any spaces where the paint has come off of the inside, repeat the paint and shaking process. It will take about a day to dry, but just set them aside in a warm area.
Replace the top of the ornament and put the large washi tape around the center. It sticks securely without anything additional
Place a second, thinner tape over the wider tape. Cut and smooth. Tie the top of the ornament with baker’s twine.
Think about how many you can make in a few minutes! There’s drying time, but you can go cook dinner or on vacation, come back and they are ready to go. Happy Holidays!