Decorate a Jar with Washi Tape

Washi Tape may be my new favorite thing.  Since I discovered Daisy Grey sells just about the cutest patterns ever and at great prices, I'm hooked on Washi!

My grocery store carries Green Acres Fruits and they come in the most adorable six-sided jars.  But you can use any jar you find attractive.

Here is how you can make this...
Eat the peaches, peel off the label, wash the jar.
Paint the lid with nail polish.  I applied two coats. I found a clothes pin handy to hold it while I paint.

Decorate the glass with strips of Washi.  I used two different widths and patterns just around the bottom.  
Gather some fine gauge wire, sharp scissors and E6000 (or other strong adhesive) and some decorative bead(s), pom pom, button, etc. for the center.

This part is really FUN!!!!
1.  Cut a length of wire about 5" for each petal.
2.  Make a petal shaped loop.  I bent it around my pinky finger.  Then twist the bottom pieces together.
3.  Roll out your Washi with the sticky side up and lay your wire on the sticky.
4.  Fold the Washi over the top of the wire and trim.
5.  Trim the Washi just outside the wire frame - all the way around.
6.  Press between your fingers to be sure it is all stuck.
7.  Make a bunch more and twist them together.

For my jar, I made two clusters of six petals, bent each into a 'daisy' shape, them placed one on top of the other.  Here is where you will want to 'fiddle' with it a little bit to achieve the look you want.

Now trim the wire 'stem'.  You can cut it fairly close to the petals.  I gave it a few strikes with a hammer to flatten the wire.   Glue the first set to the top of the jar.  Do the same to the second set of petals and glue them on top of the first.

You can easily bend each petal to create the look you want and to cover any wire that may be showing.  Now glue your beads or other decoration to the center.  How cute!
For an adorable 'little something' gift, fill with small cookies or candies.  I plan to  keep mine in the kitchen to store cinnamon sugar in it.

Make a bouquet.  Twist all the wire stems together and wrap around with Washi or floral tape.  Be creative... you can use green washi to make leaves and attach to your stem.  

Use a larger wire loop to make larger flowers.  You can layer the washi for even larger petals.
Check out Daisy Grey's huge supply of adorable washi patterns.