Have you been noticing colorful spools of tape on the end caps at your craft store?  And the name on it…Washi tape?  What in the world?!?

I like to think of Washi tape as the more refined version of colorful/patterned duct tape.  I decided to “Washify” a set of plain glass canisters.

These canisters would be great for holding supplies, prize box tickets, an emergency stash of chocolate, you name it!  If glass in the classroom freaks you out, plastic or metal containers would work just as well.
This was my first Washi tape experience and I found it very easy to work with!  Here’s how I did it:

I found some plain glass canisters at Cost Plus World Market and Washi tape at Michaels.  I also used scissors a wax paper.

I decided on a bunting banner design.  To cut the tape into your desired shape, first stick a piece of tape on to wax paper.  Then cut out the shape you want.  Now you can peel off the shape like a sticker and put it on your project.

To “create interest” (as my 6th grade art teacher would say) I alternated colors and sizes of tape in my banner.
To finish each canister off I wrapped a stripe of tape around the bottom.

There you have it!  From plain to “Washified!”

Fill ’em up and you’re golden!

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Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former teacher with 8 years of experience in the classroom and a master's degree in early childhood education. She designs engaging, organized classroom resources for 1st-3rd grade teachers.