I attend Snap Conference this past April, and learned about this really awesome event that is hosted by Laura Kelly over at Me and My Inklings and World Market. It’s a Popcorn Box Party where each blogger takes a popcorn box from World Market and uses craft materials to create a halloween inspired popcorn design. Sounds amazing right? Well, I started thinking and thinking, and I got this idea to make a spider web design with fishing line and shimmery black cardstock. I had the image in my head, so I went looking for spiders. And while I was shopping for the supplies, I found this amazing and shimmery washi tape, and I thought, “Why should I make the project any harder than I have to?” You know what I mean? Sometimes bloggers and crafters go for the challenging path, rather than the obvious craft solution. I picked up two rolls of the washi tape, and the end result was adorable, and I got my spiderweb look without all of the hassle. Here’s how I made my own Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box.
I needed about 1 and a half rolls of the washi tape. I found this particular style at Target in the area that was formerly known as the Dollar spot. Each roll of the tape cost $1.
At first I thought I could evenly wrap the tape around the entire perimeter of the box, but I found that doing that wouldn’t work. Look what happens when I tried to wrap it from one side to the next.
The wrapping would lead to it not lining up perfectly, so I ended up cutting strips that were just a bit longer than each side, and overlapping them. It took a little longer, but it looked better.
Cutting the pieces rather than wrapping them around the entire perimeter also allowed me to create more complete web designs by flipping the tape over to line up the webs. The end result was so much better than I hoped for (and so much nicer than what I would have created with fishing line!)
However, as you can see, the top had to be trimmed carefully with scissors to get the scalloped edges.
After I trimmed the top, I used the spider party decorations that I also found in the Dollar Spot (but they were $3). I positioned them all over the web design to create the final effect.
I think my Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box turned out better than I was imagining with the fishing line and cardstock. Who knew that $1 Washi Tape would look so good, and make a spooky popcorn feast for my kiddos.
I hope the spiders don’t scare them off? How would you decorate your Popcorn Box? There are also four awesome giveaway over at Me and My Inklings where you can also check out the other Popcorn Box designs! Be sure to enter!
Go see the other designs, and come back to tell me your favorite!