Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Washi Tape Sun Catchers

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello everyone, it’s Nina-Marie back with you today and I am sharing a new DIY paper crafting project in celebration of National Craft Month! Have you ever noticed how pretty washi tape looks when light shines through it? It’s gorgeous effect! This made me think; how awesome would washi tape look as a DIY sun catcher? In a word, pretty!

I had a blast making these and really, you just need a few simple supplies I bet you already have on hand:

  1. washi tape (who doesn’t have a ton of this laying around??)
  2. a frame die of your choice (I featured the Wrapped Stitch Heart Frames, Woven Circle Ring, Floral Bloom Oval and Avezzano Butterflies frame dies from Memory Box)
  3. heat resistant acetate/window plastic


I want to mention the heat resistant acetate/window plastic specifically. Ordinary clear plastic sheets could potentially warp from the heat of the sun filtering through the sun catchers. Heat resistant will be able to withstand the heat and should not warp. I’ve had one of these sun catchers hanging in my window for about a month now and it gets direct sunlight every day from morning until late afternoon. I had used the heat resistant acetate to make that sun catcher and it has not warped at all.

These are so much fun to make and SO easy (plus a great washi tape stash-buster!). You definitely will want to watch the video to see how I made these cuties!

Thanks so much for tuning in today; I will see you again next week for a new Studio Monday tutorial!




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Little B RAINBOW BRIGHT Foil Tape 100431
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Simple Stories BLESS THIS MESS…
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Altenew FLORAL FLURRIES Washi Tape…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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  1. SUPER JOB Nina, & SO CREATIVE!!! ;)I’ve never thought of Washi Tape, but I have thought of using acetate or Yupo Paper & alcohol inks….. ;) Thank you for the idea!!! ;)

  2. This is such a clever idea! And they came out so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing this Nina-Marie! Will definitely give this a try :)

  3. What a beautiful and unique way to use Washi tape! This looks like I craft I need to tryout with my kids. So fun! Thanks you!

  4. Oh my goodness you are so wonderfully creative. What a great way to put all those gorgeous washi tape designs we all love and collect to use.

  5. Hi Nina-Marie. What a fantastic idea!!!! My two youngest Great grands will love these and I can also think of a few friends who would also be so happy to receive one. Love your designs and the inspiration. Thanks so much for giving me a way to use up some of the washi tape stash I have just sitting there.

  6. These are stunning! I have so much washi tape I need to do something with. I think I’ll whip one up tonight and add it to my niece’s birthday card set to go in the mail Wednesday. Thanks for the great idea!

  7. What a great idea Nina Marie and this are projects that you can do with kids, such fun to make. Thanks!

  8. Thank you, thank you for sharing your idea and technique for using washi tape in such a beautiful way.

  9. I love this idea!! I want to make some and put them in my windows at our new house, I just have to watch which windows I put them in because I have a very mischievous cat and he will pull them down if he can get to them LOL, the little monster that he is, but I love him because he is sweet and adorable and my therapy cat!! There are a couple of windows he can’t get to that I can put them in though, thanks for this awesome idea, they’d also make great gets too!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. What a lovely idea!!! I have never seen a sun-catcher before and your idea of making them with washi tapes is amazing! Thank you for sharing, I’ll surely try it and make some as gifts to my friends and their kids. I am sure they will love them!

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