Guest Blogging: Lisa Spangler
November 30, 2010
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Meet today’s Guest Blogger, Lisa Spangler who blogs over at sideoats and scribbles! You may know her as one of the talented designers for Hero Arts. Lisa is my all-time favorite crafter! She’s talented, down-to-earth, and just a well-spring of knowledge. It is quite the honor to have her creating on iheartart today.
Hi everyone, Lisa here! I am so honored that Tiff asked me to be a guest blogger — yay! I just love her happy, fun style — just like Tiff herself!
I wanted to share something that would be fun to make for the holidays, but didn’t take much time or supplies — because we all run out of time during the holidays, right? Right! AND, I wanted the project to use something that Tiff and I both LOVE: washi tape! (Also known as Japanese masking tape.)
I thought and thought (and thought some more!) — and then it hit me! One of the things I just love about washi tape is how it’s transparent and lets light shine through — making it perfect for a candle holder! Yeah!
This project is easy as 1-2-3! Just gather up some tape and a recycled glass jar…
Then add the tape to the jar in whatever pattern you like. I decided to go with stripes for this one. Here’s a little tip if you want to do the stripe thing: use a piece of twine to go around the jar and measure it. Then tear your tape to that length — much easier than trying to put it around the jar while it’s still on the roll!
Finally, add a votive candle, light it, and watch the magic!
Supplies: I don’t know where that jar came from — I save lotsa jars and use them for crafty projects or just to hold flowers from the garden. The red tapes are from Itoya in Tokyo. The other tapes are a score from Anthropologie. And! You can also find washi tape over at Torendi where Tiff is on the DT! Woo hoo!
Thanks for having me today, Tiff! Sure hope the move is going great. Mega hugs!
Huge hugs to all,