Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Washi Tape Easter Egg Suncatcher Tutorial

Hi everyone! Do you remember making sun catchers in elementary school using tissue paper? Well, I have an easy project idea that's a lot less messy! It's a pretty Easter egg window decoration that uses washi tape and some cute embellishments. This sun catcher would be a great project to do with the kids!

Here's a quick step-by-step tutorial.

Supplies: (links below)
Doodlebug Polka Dot Washi Tape
Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock in Swimming Pool but you can use any color
Clear Plastic Acetate
Embellishments - Easter Parade Bunny & Friends Craft Kit (a perfect substitute - die cuts from the odds & ends)
Glitter Sprinkles Enamel Dots
Boutique buttons
Twine and Ribbon

1. First, I found an Easter egg cutting file (link below).  I enlarged it to the size I wanted and cut it out of swimming pool glitter cardstock using my Silhouette CAMEO machine.

2. Next, I used my glitter egg as a template to cut another egg shape out of clear plastic acetate.

3. Here comes the easy part (and the part the kids will enjoy) ... just tear small pieces of washi tape and randomly lay them all over the clear acetate egg.

4. Continue to overlap the washi pieces until the egg is completely covered.

5. Lift your egg, flip it over, and trim the excess tape from around the edge of the clear plastic.

6. To finish my sun catcher, I adhered the glitter cardstock egg directly on top of the washi tape one. Then I added a bow, buttons, some cute critters from the Easter Parade craft kit and some glitter sprinkles. 

Look how pretty it looks! Hang this in your window and see these colors everyday ...

Here is what the project looks like when it's not hanging in front of a window. Still adorable!

With spring right around the corner, you could even make flower or butterfly suncatchers!  The possibilities are endless and made more fun by lots of colorful washi tape. 

Below are some of the products used. If they were unavailable, I added a very similar product. Hope you give this fun project a try and thanks for stopping by!

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