The Hungry Crafters

I’m a part of this small group of crafters in the University where I work and yes, we call our group the Hungry Crafters. Why? Because we use our lunchbreak every Tuesday to meet (instead of eating our lunch) and do crafts. I think we started the group on November last year and so far we’ve covered different crafts that we managed to do in an hour. Here are just samples of the projects that we’ve done. This has been a regular thing for us and this has been a good venue for us to meet (since we’re from different departments) and just to relax and release some of our work-related stress ­čśŤ

Love birds, washi tapes and bookmarks

I’ve been racking my brain last week on what to do for our upcoming Hungy Crafter’s (un) Valentine’s craft exchange (will make a separate post about that!). Even after going through Pinterest and Craftgawer, I still don’t know what to do! I came across Nifty Thrify’s blog and saw her post on making your own washi tape. Washi tapes are Japanese paper tapes with different lovely designs. They are very popular right now but I find them a bit expensive (cheapo me!).

It’s so easy to make!┬áAll you need are: paper with design/print that you like (I used a page of a book that I plan to dispose ­čśŤ ), double sided tape and scissors! Just attach the tape onto the paper (make sure that the you will attach the tape on the opposite side of the paper with the design that you want to be exposed) then cut the paper into strips. That’s it and you’re good to go! I think this is one good way to use old wrapping paper and pages from magazines.

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Then I thought maybe I’ll just make bookmarks for the craft exchange using these tapes that I made. I cut pieces of board of paper using a phone card as my base size. I decided to make two designs. On one bookmark, I drew two birds perched on a branch. Then for the second bookmark, I attached the tape on the top and bottom of the board paper and made letters which are the initials of the persons who will┬áreceive┬áthe bookmarks.

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I hope my fellow Hungry Crafters will like these.