Picnic Ready Paper Bag Utensil Holders

Since it’s summer. And since I love picnics. I’m bringing back an oldie.

Picnic Ready Paper Bag Utensil Holder tutorial via makinghomebase.com

Last summer I shared my paper bag utensil holders. They were quite popular even though I spelled bon appétit wrong (ps. I still spelled it wrong). My guests didn’t notice. :) Regardless of my bad spelling they still make the CUTEST utensil holders for picnics! I especially love how easy they are to whip up. The only supplies required are paper lunch sacks and washi tape. The stamping is totally optional. You can do stamping, sticks, hand write your guests names, anything really.

My absolute very thing about these paper bag utensil holders is that they serve two purposes. One, they are a super cute vessel for utensils but they also make perfect little trash bags. Once you’re done with your meal, you can discard any rubbish right into the bag. No more chasing that napkin all over the park, folks!

paper bag picnic utensil holder

1. To make them you’ll need paper lunch sacks, washi tape, and an alphabet stamp.

2. Fold your paper bag from the bottom up at the seam to create a pocket.

3. Seal the side with washi tape. I did this by placing one strip of washi tape on the front allowing it to slightly hang over the edge, then put another strip on the back side so the pieces of tape stick together.

4. Do the same on the other side.

5. Stamp your saying onto the front pocket. I used “Bon Appétit” but I think other cute sayings are “Let’s Eat” or “Chow Time”

6. Stuff with your napkin and utensils

Picnic Ready Paper Bag Utensil Holders

I really look forward to making a gazillion of these this summer for all sorts of beach trips and picnics with friends. Can you just imagine all the fun color combos?

Picnic Ready Paper Bag Utensil Holders

Enjoy!

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Easy Washi Tape Accent Wall

It’s no secret that I love washi tape. I have a little bucket of it sitting on my desk. Most days you can even my little girl carrying a couple rolls of it around like toys. It’s true! And actually she kind inspired this quick DIY. Did you catch this on Instagram a few days ago?

I was cleaning up after my little tornado and in her path there were a few rolls of washi tape. I was putting them away and decided to try a little something on this tiny sliver of wall we have in our entry way. I ended up with what I think is a really cool and really easy washi tape accent wall! Let me show you.

easy accent wall with washi tape

So there is no tutorial here. No before photo or step by step shots. I literally was just taping away while my little one was watching a cartoon and having a snack. I wasn’t even planning on keeping it up, I just wanted to see how it might turn out and maybe get a reaction out of my husband.

Washi Tape Accent Wall

But we both ended up loving it so it stayed. I took two rolls of washi tape that I had in my stash. I love the one with the little bicycles. Without measuring or leveling I just started taping the wall in a stripy pattern. They aren’t perfectly spaced or perfectly straight but I don’t even mind. It still looks neat to me!

washi tape wall

And the best part about this awesome washi tape accent wall feature is that it can come down just as quickly as it went up. In less than one episode of Sesame Street we can be back to blank walls. You guys know I love that.

Easy!

easy washi tape accent wall

It’s just such a fun little surprise when you come in the door. That’s washi tape for ya, you just never know what kind of awesomeness you’ll create next with it.

More washi tape projects, here. And more ideas for wall treatments for renters, here. Follow me on Instagram, here.

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Washi Tape and Paper Bag Picnic Utensil Holder

Hello to you!

It’s Friday! Woot!

Have any picnics coming up?

It’s summer! And that’s picnic season around here. Preferably at the beach.

paper bag washi tap utensil holder

For my latest picnic event I wanted some cute utensil holders. Nothing fancy, just a fun little something that will hold the utensil while looking pretty cute.

So I whipped up these utensil holders using paper bags and washi tape.

(Really… any excuse to use washi tape is my kind of project)

They were really easy to make and the best part is that they serve two purposes; utensil holders, and since they are paper bags you can put your trash inside when you’re all done! How awesome is that?paper bag picnic utensil holder

1. To make them you’ll need paper lunch sacks, washi tape, and an alphabet stamp.

2. Fold your paper bag from the bottom up at the seam to create a pocket.

3. Seal the side with washi tape. I did this by placing one strip of washi tape on the front allowing it to slightly hang over the edge, then put another strip on the back side so the pieces of tape stick together.

4. Do the same on the other side.

5. Stamp your saying onto the front pocket. I used “Bon Apétit”

6. Stuff with your napkin and utensils

It’s seriously that easy! Paper Bag Utensil Holder

Now, they are ready to go to our next beach picnic which I’m hoping is this weekend!

Enjoy your weekend sweet friends!

This project was originally shared at Mom 4 Real

 

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Washi Tape Crafts: Covered Heart Boxes

Hi friends! All recovered from Super Bowl Sunday? I have to admit I didn’t watch the whole game (or very intently anyway). We are a baseball family. Come Spring time it will be all baseball all the time I’m sure! And about Spring, I’m happy to report that the ground hog didn’t see his shadow so yay for an early Spring! Until then we still have some fun things to look forward to. One of them being Valentine’s Day! I’ve been sharing lots of Valentine’s Day projects with you this these last few weeks. I just can’t get enough of all the “heart day” inspired projects!

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Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

Hi friends! Have I told you lately that I’m so glad you are here? I have to say, when I started this blog I never expected to reach so many people. I thought my mom might be the only one to ever read this (Hi Mom!), but you guys blows me a way. Every project I put out there the response is overwhelming. You know how to make a girl feel special! Anyway, you should know, I am glad you are here.

Now, down to business. I made another super easy and fun Valentine’s Day craft. I may or may not be obsessed at this point. Oops. This one is just fab (and it looks amazing against my new gray entry table)! It’s Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting.
Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

Every now and then at the grocery store I ask for paper instead of plastic. Paper bags are great to have on hand. I use them to wrap packages for mailing, wrapping presents, and now I use it to make bunting. This bunting came together so quickly. If you have 30 minutes to spare, then you have time to whip up some of your own.

Ready for a tutorial? Okay! The first thing I did was created a little template for the paper part of the bunting. I just cut a piece of card stock down to the size I wanted and traced it on my brown paper.
Making Home Base Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

To make the little hearts. I taped lines to washi tape to a piece of card stock paper. This is where you can get really creative. Since there are a billion different designs of washi tape, I can only imagine the possibilities! I had these all on hand. I taped pieces of washi tape to cover the enter sheet of card stock.

makinghomebase.com Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

After the sheet was covered, I flipped it over and traced the hearts. I just tried to fit as many as possible on the sheet.

Making Home Base Paper Bag and Washi Tape Bunting Tutorial

After both my hearts and paper were traced and ready to cut, I cut out ten of each. Lastly, I glued the hearts onto the brown paper sheets then hot glued the brown paper sheets to some twine. It was seriously that easy!

Making Home Base Paper Bag and Washi Tape Bunting

Easy peasy! I love the way it looks in my entry way. Super festive over here! yay!

Have a great friends!

Want more Valentine’s Day projects? Check out my Valentine’s Day Project Gallery.

 

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A Holiday Craft: Washi Tape Gift Tags

Christmas is coming! Can I just tell you? I am having a blast making holiday crafts. And sure enough, before I end one project, I’m adding a few more to the list.

Holiday crafting is happening at a rapid rate over here! Here is a quick and easy one that I whipped up last minute to put on some gifts for my husband’s Christmas care packages.

If you are in the wrapping mood, check out these washi tape gift tags!

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to WIN ten rolls of washi tape from Downtown Tape. *squeal* When I got my washi tape in the mail I was surprised with some great tags too. Just perfect for gift tags, right?

To decorate my gift tags for Christmas, I just started taping my washi tape to the tags in different patterns (I love the diagonal one the best). Then, I practiced my cursive (haven’t done that since elementary school) and wrote “Cheer” and “Merry” on a couple of them. The last step was to tie a little bit of twine and TA DA, washi tape gift tags!

Cute right? I happen to love them! And they are homemade! What can be better? They’re perfect for everyone from family to neighbor gifts!

Have a great week, friends. Happy Holiday crafting!

Check out of more holiday crafts:

Paint Chip Christmas TreesPaint Chip Christmas Trees

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