Condo Blues: Washi Paper Easter Egg




Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Washi Paper Easter Egg

Spent more than two seconds on Pinterest (give me a follow please?) and you will find a super cute washi (pronounced wah-shee) tape something or other. I learned about washi when I visited Japan.

My hostess made and gave me a washi paper Easter egg because I spent Easter break in Japan. Fun fact: I had two Easters that year because I flew over the International Date Line on the flight home.





What is Washi?

Washi is a Japanese paper made from gampi tree, mitsumata, paper mulberry bark and with less water than traditional wood pulp paper. You get washi tape when they pop an acrylic adhesive on the back of washi paper.

Curious? Me too.

How to Make a Washi Paper Easter Egg





My hostess poked a small hole in the ends of a raw egg and blew out the yolk. Once the inside was dry, she carefully covered the egg shell with decoupage and washi paper. Then she popped it into a wicker basket with paper Easter grass and added a bunny so the egg won't get lonely.

My Easter washi is eeeeeggcelant. 
Yeah, I went there.


Need more inspiration? Check out these eeeeggcelant Easter crafts and DIYs!




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9 comments :

Niki said...

What a BEAUTIFUL egg...and a wonderful souvenir!!

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

Gorgeous. I have an abundance of washi paper.

Rhonda Greene said...

See, I knew I ordered a bunch of pastel washi tape the other day for a reason!

Scrapin'Sue said...

Thanks for the egg idea. I so love using washi tape for scrapbooking and art journaling.

Queentob said...

wow, so beautiful! I have washi paper left over from my days as a classroom teacher...iI'm not super crafty (as in NOT AT ALL) but I would love to give this a try!

Linda Bouffard said...

Oh, this is great!!! I have some tape and I think I'll try this. Thanks for the tip. Would you like to share this at What to do Weekends. It's a great weekend project, don't you think? Take care, Linda

http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-11.html

Linda Bouffard said...

THANK YOU for coming over to my party and helping to make it diverse and interesting! Linda

DomesticSuperhero.com said...

These are so cute! I really need to get my hands on some of this tape that everyone talks about! Thanks for sharing this on Domestic Superhero's link party this week!

Katherines Corner said...

wow that is pretty! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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