So, for this Iron Craft challenge we were to make something for the holidays. It could be a decoration or a gift. I did make two Christmas stockings for charity during that time, but I also decided to make an ornament.
Matt and I saw an ornament a L.L. Bean that looked like a dear with its body wrapped in strips of plaid fabric. I thought it was cute and Matt said, “You could make that and use washi tape instead of fabric.” So of course, I had to try it.
Yeah, it is ok, but I’m not thrilled with the results. I like the idea of the deer in plaid long johns, but the tape just doesn’t look smooth enough to me. Maybe a coat of some sort of sealer will help.
If you are interested in giving something similar a try, it certainly wasn’t hard or time consuming.
I picked up the plastic deer and washi tape at Target. (They have holiday washi tape with the wrapping paper.) The screw eye was in my stash.
I started covering the deer’s legs with small pieces of tape, just enough to go around and overlap. I tried using on long piece and go around and up, but I got too many folds.
Then I filled in the tighter spaces. Finally, I just covered the rest of the body with bigger pieces and put the screw eye in.
I do really like this washi tape and might try to cover something with a less difficult shape with it.
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