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Washi Tape Tea Lights

by | DIY, Home

I’ve made some pretty quick and easy crafts, but this may be the easiest and quickest craft EVER.  I’m not sure it even counts as a craft, since it’s just tape.  I haven’t used washi tape very often, but am definitely like it more, especially after getting this lovely package in the mail from Marilyn and finding $1 Valentine’s washi at Target, so I decided to make these ridiculously simple washi tape tea lights.

Washi tape tea lights |

Since the washi tape I found at Target was geared towards Valentine’s Day, I figured this could be an easy way to dress up our dining table for the big day.  Hubby and I aren’t really into celebrating V-day, although we did get engaged on Valentine’s.  Go figure.  This year, I imagine we’ll be staying home as usual, juggling an early bedtime for the baby and fighting a crazy toddler who won’t eat dinner.  But, maybe we’ll make something special for dinner, and light a few of these decorated tea lights for a little romance amidst the chaos!

Washi tape tea lights |

I picked up this cute strawberry tape in Taiwan – makes for a fun tea light!

washi tape tea lights |

And these can maybe lend some sophistication to a dining table covered with crayons, unsorted mail and superhero temporary tattoos.

washi tape tea lights |

I had a bunch of tea lights and rolls of tape scattered about in order to take photos that morning, and J came in to see what Mommy was up to.

washi tape teal ights |

Washi tape tea lights |

He decided the tea lights would make great “cupcakes”, so he started prepping for a party….

washi tape tea lights |

washi tape tea lights |

… and baked us some stacked “mini-cakes”.  Yum!

washi tape tea lights make great tea party cakes! |

So, I guess even if you’re not using the tea lights for a dinner party, they’re great for a pretend tea party!

washi tape tea lights |


  1. Marilyn

    ChiWei I’m glad you got your package! Isn’t washi tape amazing… can simply and easily update an item in no time! Here’s to creating with washi!

  2. Kate Lantry

    Cute idea 🙂 I love playing with washi tape.

  3. ChiWei

    Thanks Kate!

  4. ChiWei

    This is just the beginning! You’re package had such great designs in it, I’m so inspired!

  5. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    What a creative idea! I have been itching to try washi tape and this is just one more reason!! Love these!

  6. ChiWei

    Thanks Michelle!

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