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Let’s Have a Crafternoon – Washi Food Picks

Washi picks are a fun way to dress up party foods and baked goods. This easy DIY project is perfect for crafting with kids; and quick enough to make for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve got twenty minutes, you can craft a set of food picks.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Washi tape – I like to keep an assortment of widths, styles, colors and patterns on hand. (You never know when a crafting emergency will strike.)
  • Round wood toothpicks (lollipop sticks would work as sandwich picks)
  • Scissors

Optional supplies:

To make the flags, cut washi strips into approximately 3″ lengths. Carefully line up the ends of the tape so that the long sides are flush. Don’t worry about the ends, we’ll trim them later. Press the tape together until you are about .25″ from the center fold. Slide the toothpick into the fold and line the top of the pick with the top of the tape. Press to seal.

Without creasing the tape, gently fold the fly end of the flag from top to bottom. Snip the tape at an angle into the center to create the “v” shape.

There are so many ways to customize these by varying the flag shapes and sizes. Add a tiny pom pom to the top of the toothpick to create a little finial.

Valentine’s Day

Create a double flag by combining narrow washi tapes.

So cute for Christmas!

Washi picks are not just for dressing up sweets and treats. They are equally cute on finger sandwiches and sliders. Gift a pack of handmade washi flags to a friend who loves to bake.

For more creative ways to dress up food, go here.

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Coffee Card Gift with Quick and Easy Cheater Bow

I like to come up with creative ways to present gift cards and one of my favorites is giving a coffee card wrapped in a coffee cup. There’s no element of surprise about the contents, but it’s super easy and fun to do!

When buying a coffee card, I ask for a tall cup with a lid. The gift card fits down inside it perfectly.

For package filler, sometimes I use wrapped candies but today I’m using paper shreds. If you’re using candy, Lindt truffles are a pretty (and tasty!) option.

You can stop right here and you’ve got a clean, minimalist look to your gift wrap; or you can decorate the cup with messages and designs. Sharpie markers in bright colors work well for this. Another option is to add a reusable cup sleeve.

I’m going to make a cheater bow using two coordinating wire edge ribbons. I call it “cheating” because I’m not doing all the twisting and looping of traditional bow making. I’m using a striped “bow” ribbon and a sheer “tie” ribbon.

Start by laying the bow ribbon in a serpentine shape. The folds will become the loops of your bow, so make sure you have the same number of them on each side. I like to do two or three, depending on the length of the ribbon.

Cut the tie ribbon long enough that you can tie two knots and have plenty left over to drape nicely on the gift. Mine is two lengths of 15″ each.

Pinch the folded bow ribbon together in the center.

Using the tie ribbon, make a tight knot around the bow to secure it.

Then using the same tie ribbon, tie a second, loose knot to make the center loop of the bow. Fluff the center loop up slightly.

Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle. I trim the bow ends pointing downward and the tie ends pointing inward, like the arrows below.

Adhere the bow to the top of the cup and you’re done!

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